University Initiatives

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.

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Lecture: Not Just a Pretty Face

Dates: Apr 22

Location: Walker Recital Hall

Theatre: The Laramie Project

Dates: Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2014

Location: Taylor Little Theatre

MET HD Live: Così Fan Tutte

Dates: Apr 26

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

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