Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2018

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174 Landscape Architect and Specifier News New Survey Ranks Landscape Architecture Schools The independent company, DesignIntelligence, has released their survey that polled 6,119 hiring professionals, 359 deans, chair & department heads, and 5,451 students, regarding America's top- ranked architecture and design schools. Coming in at number one, across 10 out of 13 undergraduate categories, was Louisiana State University. This college won the "Most Admired" school and came in first for nine of the 12 focus areas. For graduate schools, Louisiana State University came in at number five, with Harvard University landing that number one spot as the "Most Admired" graduate university. Here is a list of the top 10 "Most Admired" undergraduate architecture and design schools according to DesignIntelligence: 1 Louisiana State University 2 Cornell University 3 Pennsylvania State University 4 University of Georgia 5 Ohio State University 6 California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo 7 Purdue University 8 Iowa State University 9 Texas A & M University 10 Michigan State University https://tinyurl.com/y8mcucda Boston University Buys Wind Power Beginning in 2020, Boston University (BU) will buy wind power from a South Dakota wind farm, which is being constructed in the spring of 2019 by ENGIE North America, for 15 years. This move aligns with the university's Climate Action Plan, which aims to reach 100% carbon net neutrality on the campus and its global affiliations by 2040. In a statement found on bu.edu, university president, Robert Brown, was quoted as having referred to the deal as "a major step in the University's strategy for mitigating our CO2 emissions and our commitment to bring our net emissions to zero by 2040." BU plans to buy 205,000-megawatt hours of electricity annually from ENGIE during the contract, which, reportedly, is equivalent to removing 33,000 motor vehicles from the road over the course of the year. In addition to this deal, BU will also receive educational and research opportunities, such as two ENGIE summer internships, in order to study and develop new energy efficient means. https://tinyurl.com/yd5hq9mf I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 6 2 2

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