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Don’t miss our session on renewable energy at #AASHE2018!

Don’t miss our session on renewable energy at #AASHE2018!

WHAT: Getting to a Green Light: How to Build Organizational Buy-In for Large-Scale Renewable Energy 

WHENOctober 3, 2018 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

WHERE: 2018 AASHE Conference, Room 404, Pittsburgh, PA

This interactive and action-oriented session will provide insights and tools to update your understanding of renewable energy, map out critical stakeholders on campus, and translate the renewable energy opportunity into their language to get buy-in. Participants will learn how to build and communicate the business case for large-scale renewable energy.

Despite the continuous decline of renewable energy technology costs and a growing interest in leveraging renewables to cost-effectively meet carbon reduction goals, many campus leaders struggle to get out of the ‘starting block’ on procuring renewable energy at scale. Without a mandate from the top, a major challenge centers on building understanding and buy-in among cross-functional colleagues and administrative leadership.

Ann Erhard (Chief Sustainability Officer, Michigan State University), and Leah VanWey (Associate Provost for Academic Space, Brown University) will join CFR’s Susanne Fratzscher for a conversation on how they began their respective renewable energy journeys, built organizational buy-in, navigated the process, and ultimately received the ‘green light’ from leadership.

For more information about this event, please contact Lindsay Irving at

(240) 449-3013
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