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On Heating Energy, Midd Should Take Cues from Others


February 14, 2019

A college with such environmental prowess should have no problem addressing something so simple as heating its residence halls efficiently, right?

Carbon Neutrality Reached

The biomass gasification plant, built in 2009 at a cost of $12 million, saves the College about 1.1 million gallons of No. 6 fuel per year, reducing its emissions by 12,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide.


December 8, 2016

Middlebury College announced today that it has met its goal of a net zero carbon emissions footprint by the end of 2016, fulfilling a commitment made in 2007 by then-president Ronald D. Liebowitz and making Middlebury the fourth college campus in the U.S. to declare itself carbon neutral. Nearly all...

College Still Set to be Carbon Neutral

By Ben Hawthorne

October 8, 2014

Middlebury is on track to become carbon neutral by 2016, although it will have to rely heavily on the controversial Addison-Rutland natural gas pipeline to do so. According to Director of Sustainability Integration Jack Byrne, the College has reduced its carbon footprint by 55 percent since 2008. M...

Carbon Neutrality Remains on Pace

By Mitch Perry

February 20, 2014

Middlebury College’s Office of Sustainability Integration declared the College to be on track towards its goal of carbon neutrality by 2016 in its most recent report citing the biomass plant, efforts by a variety of groups on campus, and the new biomethane initiative as critical to the progress. In h...

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