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Energy Efficiency is in the Air

By Betsy Farrell Garcia* Extending the applied research in housing access and affordability conducted by faculty and students at Auburn University Rural Studio, the faculty-led Front Porch Initiative works with not-for-profit builder partners across the southeast offering housing products and technical assistance to build houses to beyond-code standards. As of…
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April 28, 2023
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LEED Buildings on Campus

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system used for green buildings and is overseen by the United States Green Building Council. LEED certification provides third-party verification that human health, environmental responsibility, and other performance goals of building projects have been achieved. LEED certified buildings make a…
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April 17, 2023
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Introducing Food U: The Future of Food

By Molly Thornton Food U is here to bring a fresh new vision to Auburn Campus Dining. In collaboration with local partners, Food U is committed to bringing locally grown, sustainable food to Auburn's Campus. What makes them stand out? They’re developing students along the way, too. Food U encompasses…
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April 4, 2023