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Renewable Energy Solutions Workshop-Second Nature/ PERC event

  • 03 Aug 2015
  • 04 Aug 2015
  • Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel: 3549 Chestnut St/ Philadelphia, PA 19104

Renewable Energy Solutions Workshop by Second Nature

FREE to PERC Members

Second Nature is offering an innovative workshop to help American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) signatories develop institution-specific game plans to meet their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction goals with large-scale renewables. Second Nature has agreed to offer the workshop FREE to ALL PERC Member Schools, whether they are currently signatories or not.

This hands-on workshop will help institutions understand the GHG, economic and other benefits of on- and off-campus renewables; the process to secure them in a smart, cost-effective manner; the typical implementation challenges and how they can be overcome; and how to develop an institution-specific road-map to move an initiative forward.  

Participants will hear from Meghan Chapple-Brown, Director of the Office of Sustainability at George Washington University, about their recent project to derive more than half of their electricity from solar energy without incurring additional costs. 

What You Will Gain:  

  • An understanding of what it takes to execute large-scale renewable strategies
  • Current dynamics of the renewables and energy markets, and the implications of delaying
  • Tools to facilitate dialogue on campus and ability to pursue new solutions
  • Interaction and problem solving with peers facing similar challenges at their institutions
  • Quantified benefits and a tailored, step-by-step plan based on your institution-specific data 

Who Should Attend? 

To receive maximum benefit, we encourage participants to send a cross-functional team of senior staff from: 

  • Business and Finance 
  • Sustainability
  • Facilities and Energy Management

ACUPCC Signatories & PERC Members should register by July 22 to secure a spot. If you have any questions about participation contact Janna Cohen-Rosenthal, Director of Membership Programs,  Second Nature at

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