ECO-TOPIC OF THE MONTH

Better Energy Management Saves AUA 34% in Summer Power Consumption


Energy saving measures at AUA in July 2016 resulted in a remarkable 34% decrease in electrical energy consumption compared with same period last year.

The savings were equal to 50,102 kWh or $4,500. This was equivalent to reductions in 12.5 tons of carbon emissions. “This shows the importance of good energy management. While efficient technologies in ...

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AUA ACE’s “Edible” School Yards Program Being Piloted in Two Yerevan Schools


YEREVAN, Armenia – AUA Acopian Center for the Environment (ACE) started the second year of its cooperation with the Municipality of Yerevan on an educational program called, “The Natural Environment and I,” where middle and high school students participate in a multidisciplinary and interactive environmental education program in their schools.

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Environmental Education Micro Project Competition


The Environmental Education Network (EEN) announces a competition for proposals on environmental education (EE) micro projects open to all applicants in Armenia. The topics of the EE micro projects could include water, energy, waste management/recycling, biodiversity, endangered species, nature conservation or restoration, ecosystems, or other environmental topics of interest to the applicant.

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ONGOING PROJECTS

GAtES – German-Armenian Network on the Advancement of Public Participation GIS for Ecosystem Services as a Means for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development

Starting in 2018, the University of Hohenheim (UHOH) and the American University of Armenia’s (AUA) Acopian Center for the Environment are collaborating on a 4-year academic exchange program funded by the DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service.

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UNDP Environmental Education Training Modules

The AUA Acopian Center for the Environment is working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office in Armenia to develop environmental education training modules for decision makers from ministries, state agencies, regional governments, and local governments.

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Master Degree in Innovative Technologies in Energy Efficient Buildings for Russian & Armenian Universities and Stakeholders – «MARUEEB»

Master on «INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES in ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS» for 3 Russian Universities and 2 Armenian Universities with affiliation to other 2 Russian Universities…

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Sustainable Energy Academy

The Heinrich Boell Foundation in cooperation with the American University of Armenia (AUA) Acopian Center for the Environment has organized the Sustainable Energy Academy to create a community of students and young professionals in Armenia who will be equipped to promote and implement sustainable energy solutions at building, district/community, and national levels. The efforts of …

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