In the News

Check out some of the news reports RESPC has been featured in.

RESPC Co-Chair Ideliya Khismatova added to Carolina’s Sustainability Council
Sustainable Carolina – September 2022
Ideliya Khismatova is one of two newest members to the Council, along with Julie Jacobson Vann. Faculty members and students from schools and departments across campus serve an integral role in furthering sustainability on campus.

Freezer Challenge encourages energy-saving practices
UNC – September 2022
RESPC’s efficient freezer rebate program helps UNC’s labs rank among the most energy efficient in the world.

Student-led Sustainability at Carolina
UNC – April 2022
RESPC is highlighted on UNC’s page in honor of Earth Day 2022. The article and video feature the three new electric Town of Chapel Hill buses, one of which RESPC helped fund.

The Curtis Media Center becomes Carolina’s newest building
UNC – April 2022
The Curtis Media Center’s opening is unveiled. The building houses a 25.2 kW solar array on its roof that RESPC funded.

Student Sustainability Group Working to Build Solar Panel Resources on Campus Buildings
The Daily Tar Heel – February 2022
Highlights Morrison solar panels and other RESPC projects.

UNC’s Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee
Sustainable Carolina – October 31st, 2021
RESPC is highlighted as one of UNC’s leading environmental organizations.

UNC Unveils New Solar Energy Project
Chapelboro – October 22, 2015
RESPC celebrated the installation of a 20 kW PV system on the Student Union.

Solar unbrellas spark a charge at picnic tables
Daily Tarheel – April 22, 2015
RESPC funded twelve Powesol solar unbrellas which are being installed in picnic tables across campus.

Enhanced lighting, energy efficiency on display at Ackland Art Museum open house
UNC News – June 6, 2013
RESPC funded new energy efficient, dimmable LEDs to reduce energy consumption in the Ackland Art Museum

Explore solar panels on Fetzer Hall for UNC’s future
The Daily Tar Heel – March 1, 2013
The RESPC is developing a plan to include solar thermal collectors in the renovation of the roof of Fetzer Hall.

Fetzer Hall roof may be repaired with solar roof
The Daily Tar Heel – February 24, 2013
The RESPC looks to capitalize on the repair of Fetzer Hall’s roof by incorporating solar thermal and solar photovoltaic technology.

At UNC, students fund their own environmental efforts
National Association of College and University Business Officers
Student-led sustainability projects at UNC Chapel Hill have reached a $1 million milestone.

A new kind of college credit
The Daily Tar Heel – October 29, 2012
A look into how UNC and RESPC view Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and what they are doing to obtain them.

Going green is worth the cost
The Daily Tar Heel – September 5, 2012
Overview of RESPC’s focus on improving infrastructure to make UNC more energy efficient and eco-friendly.

N.C. botanical gardens goes geothermal
Reese news lab – March 29, 2011
The geothermal wells has helped the N.C. botanical gardens education center become one of the most energy efficient and sustainable buildings in the UNC system.

And the Winner is … a Very Frugal Dorm
The New York Times: Green Blog – October 26, 2010
UNC Chapel Hill’s Morrison dormitory wins the the EPA National Building Contest with help from solar thermal water heating system, one of RESPC’s renewable energy projects.

New lights more efficient
The Daily Tar Heel – January 12, 2010
RESPC’s $67,500 grant to PlayMakers for new, energy efficient theatre lighting.

UNC considers switching to LED lighting
The Daily Tar Heel – November 9, 2009
NC administrators plan on replacing old incandescent lights with energy efficient LED bulbs.

Students can now help vet spending of student fee
The Daily Tar Heel – October 12, 2009
RESPC holds office hours for discussion on spending of the student fee.

Renewable energy referendum gets ok in Congress
The Daily Tar Heel – August 22, 2009
Student Congress puts referendum on the general election ballot to let students decide if they want to expand renewable energy programs on the UNC campus.

Campus green with energy
The Daily Tar Heel – August 6, 2009
RESPC helps UNC students push for more green energy resources on campus.

Renewable energy fee to be voted on
The Daily Tar Heel – January 28, 2009
The RESPC student fee goes up for renewal.