MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia University will show its campus sustainability programs to representatives from 15 higher education institutions from the United States and Canada on Wednesday as part of the annual Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference.
The campus tour will feature WVU's Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system, the university's all-electric driverless transit system that connects the school's three campuses with downtown Morgantown, along with a visit to Oglebay Hall, WVU's first energy-efficient building. WVU also will talk about its sustainability initiatives like trayless dining, campus recycling and its energy performance contract.
"Higher education institutions are always interested in sustainability initiatives, environmental issues and transportation issues and the PRT is a unique model that has been in operation for four decades," said Clement Solomon, WVU's director of sustainability. "We're excited to be able to showcase it to visitors from other institutions, along with the other important sustainability initiatives we engage in daily on campus."
The tour is part of the group's annual sustainability conference held this week in Pittsburgh.