Housekeeping Wins Green Award
University Housekeeping is recognized for its efforts in keeping NC State's campus clean with green products, equipment and procedures.
The Princeton Review has named NC State one of the nation's most environmentally friendly universities.
Smart grid central
Researchers at NC State’s FREEDM Systems Center are developing what can be called the “smarts” of the smart electrical grid — devices and networks that will one day seamlessly connect rooftop solar panels with batteries that store energy in the basements below.
Earth Day: Global Research Challenges
For more than 40 years, Earth Day has been a call to arms to appreciate and protect our natural environment. In order to accomplish that mission, we must first understand the challenges threatening our environmental health and sustainability.
In the Driver’s Seat
NC State alumnus Josh Whiton rides the cutting edge of entrepreneurship, launching one business that uses Web technology to track buses in real time and another that's introducing drivers to the power of high-performance electric vehicles. Hear about his road to success at this week's Entrepreneurs' Lecture Series.
We’ve Got Wheels
Frustrated with rising gas prices and the grind of the daily commute? A slew of new and improved transportation options offer NC State students, faculty and staff the opportunity to get around town in eco-friendly style and, in some cases, even eliminate the need for wheels of their own.
A Presidential Pat on the Back
Robert Allen, a graduate of an NC Solar Center training program was thrust into the international spotlight during President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, thanks to his success in reinventing his family's struggling roofing business through the emphasis of solar roofing and energy conservation products and services.
Inside a makeshift garage, a team of NC State students moves hurriedly around a stripped-down SUV, working diligently under the watchful eye of three Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering graduate students. It's a race against the clock - as well as teams from 15 other universities across North America - to retool their ride into an energy-efficient, EcoCAR Challenge award winner.