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For more than a decade, Mercyhurst University has demonstrated its commitment to renewable energy sources that can help curb the worst impacts of a warming planet. Since the mid-1990s, for example, Mercyhurst has been a regional pioneer in demonstrating the environmental and financial benefits of geothermal heating and cooling. Geothermal uses the constant temperature of the earth as a renewable energy source and then uses electricity to distribute the temperature by air throughout a building to either heat or cool. This form of geothermal heat exchange produces an average of 50-70% fewer carbon emissions. We were also one of the first colleges in Pennsylvania to purchase 100 percent of our electricity from wind farms, and the first educational institution in northwest Pennsylvania to have solar panels. Take a look at some of the ways Mercyhurst University has become a true leader in advancing renewable energy.
Dates: Apr 25 - Apr 27, 2014
Location: Taylor Little Theatre
Dates: Apr 26
Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center
Dates: Apr 27
Location: Ridge Library Great Room, North East