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Environmental design contest winners announced

Las Cruces, NM— Winners of the 22nd International Environmental Design Contest were announced last Wednesday at the Las Cruces Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Twenty-two student teams representing 15 universities from across the U.S. attended the April 1-4 contest. Hosted by New Mexico State University’s Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE), the contest awarded…
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Ohio University – green all over

Ohio University is “green” in more ways than its teal, oval logo. Besides its status as home to the largest in-vessel composting system at a university in the nation, Ohio University has been identified as an Ohio Center of Excellence for energy and the environment. What you may not know about the university is that,…
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The International Environmental Design Contest, a history

WERC’s Environmental Design Contest is a unique event that brings together industry, government and academia in the search for improved environmental solutions. Held annually since 1991 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the contest draws hundreds of college students from throughout the United States and around the world. The 2012 event…
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Playing tough on hard water

In the state of New Mexico, scrubbing traces of hard water from faucets, drains, and dishes is a familiar experience. Fortunately, there are multiple treatments and technologies available to prevent the build-up of unwanted minerals. The trouble occurs when trying to select the best product or technology to do so. Enter chemical engineering students Keith…
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Library going “green” with help from IEE

Las Cruces, NM, Jan 23 —The main library for the City of Las Cruces is considering pollution prevention and energy efficiency strategies to reduce its carbon footprint, and reduce facility costs. Branigan Library administrator Lynette Schurdevin met with library staff and Resource Center manager Chris Campbell on Monday, Jan 23 to discuss forming a Green…
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Utah State University to attend 2012 IEDC

Students from Utah State University will attend the 2012 International Environmental Design Contest for the first time this year. In a challenge posed to teams of college students at the 22nd annual design contest, the Institute for Energy & the Environment asked if the current practice of using disposable pretreatment filters could be made more…
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New book in renewable energy series

The fifth volume, “Forest-Based Biomass Energy, Concepts and Applications,” of Abbas Ghassemi’s edited series on energy and the environment was released in December 2011.The series is published by the CRC Press.  Ghassemi and Frank R. Spellman collaborated on the biomass volume. Vaughn Nelson, William E. Glassley, Robert Foster, Majid Ghassemi, Alma Cota and Jeanette Moore…
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University of California-Riverside Team to Compete at IEDC 2012

The 2012 Task 5 team from University of California-Riverside is attending the 2012 International Environmental Design Contest and aims to win. Their interdisciplinary group—four chemical engineers and a business major—will develop a green reverse osmosis (RO) pretreatment, an environmentally-friendly alternative to current pretreatment methods for a reverse osmosis process. That is, the team must develop…
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IEE Spotlight: Luz Elena Mimbela

The Institute for Energy and the Environment’s (IEE) very own Luz Elena Mimbela is an incredibly busy mother. Not only are she and her husband raising three children, she is also attending one of New Mexico State University’s (NMSU) PhD programs and works part time for IEE. Her primary focus is on biomass energy and…
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IEE Spotlight: Dr. Ali Sharbat

Dr. Ali Sharbat is on a mission, a mission to try and bring water to areas that have little, if any, water at all. A recent doctoral graduate from the University of Nevada, Ali has a deep and philosophical love for those that have helped him along his path. Fortunately for the Institute of Energy…
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