Sustainability: Alternative Energy Sources

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Wind Power

In August 2010, Marywood installed a wind turbine to harness wind energy to power its new Aquatics Center. If it performs as expected, Marywood will consider purchasing up to six additional turbines to provide power to other buildings on campus. Read more about Marywood's wind turbine.

Geothermal Heat

A new geothermal heat system at Marywood uses mine water to heat and cool buildings on campus. Read more about geothermal heat at Marywood.

Renewable Energy Credits

In 2005, Marywood began purchasing five percent of its power in "renewable energy credits" in support of electricity produced by wind turbines. The purchase, more expensive than standard energy, is an investment in the future of the planet.