The Green Campus: Practical Facilities Improvement Strategies

A University Business Ed Talk featuring Michael Hines, Education Leader for Energy Services

Aging buildings and systems, deferred maintenance, and obsolete energy infrastructures are common challenges in higher ed, while rising energy costs and demand for greener operations are putting pressure on college and university leaders to improve energy efficiency, adopt renewable energy sources, and reduce carbon emissions.

Attend this 20-minute UB Ed Talk to learn how leading institutions are using innovative strategies to make their campuses more sustainable while achieving cost savings, improving their reputation, and fostering student engagement.

Topics will include: 

  • Energy efficiency practices that can significantly reduce operational costs
  • How sustainability can enhance the institution's reputation
  • Ways to engage students in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of sustainability projects
  • Real-life case studies and green energy strategies from leading institutions


Date and Time

April 2, 2024 - 2:00 EST

(When you register, you will be able to watch on-demand)

Meet the Speaker


Michael Hines, Director of Education Energy Services - TRANE®

Michael is responsible for leading Trane®’s educational offerings and initiatives for the United States and Canada. This includes providing pathways for students to help provide awareness and skill acquisition for all students in secondary and post-secondary education. Mike heads strategic educational offerings and initiatives, helping school districts meet their goals of providing a quality education and infrastructure improvements that will allow students to thrive in the workplace and their community.

Mike has spent over thirty years serving educators trying to help optimize the learning experience for students and teachers. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Wyoming and an MBA from the University of Nebraska.