Category: Education

EDF Climate Corps Finds $350 Million in Energy Savings - MBA Students identify 400,000 metric tons of annual greenhouse gas reductions in top companies

This summer, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) placed specially-trained MBA students at 47 leading companies — including Bloomberg, eBay, McDonald's, Pepsi, Target, Verizon and Xerox — to search out big energy savings. These EDF Climate Corps fellows unco… more »

Association between Sub-Standard Classroom Ventilation Rates and Students’ Academic Achievement

Abstract: This study focuses on the relationship between classroom ventilation rates and academic achievement. One hundred elementary schools of two school districts in the southwest US were included in the study. Ventilation rates were estimated from fi… more »

Effects of Health Risk Information on Addictive Goods Consumption: A Case of Tobacco, Alcohol and Betel Nuts in Taiwan

Abstract: This paper empirically investigates the relationship between the dissemination of information about the health risks of tobacco, alcohol, and betel nuts and their consumption in Taiwan. To estimate cross-elasticities, the paper uses the Central… more »

Ada's Initiative Helps Take the Heat Off Energy Use

Last year, when Kerry Valentine, a senior Ada Comstock Scholar, was challenged to come up with an environmentally sustainable project that could be applied to Smith College, she kept her cool. That is, Valentine set to work researching an energy-savin… more »