PERC joins AASHE to educate on clean propane

July 9, 2014 -  By

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) joined the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Through its AASHE membership, PERC will inform higher education institutions on the benefits of using clean, low-emission propane equipment as part of its sustainability initiatives.

“Propane is the leading alternative fuel in the U.S. and helps thousands of businesses, fleets, contractors, and consumers meet their economic and environmental goals,” said Roy Willis, PERC CEO and president. “We want to help bring the same fuel-efficient technologies to campuses through equipment demonstrations, incentives, and educational programs that will help AASHE members significantly reduce their carbon footprint and save money.”

AASHE enables colleges and universities to meet their sustainability goals by providing resources, professional development, and a network for sharing information. Many AASHE resources are free to the public, and its programs help support the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC).

ACUPCC institutions sign a commitment promising to lead their institutions toward climate neutrality. There are more than 650 ACUPCC signatories and more than 800 AASHE members.

Through its AASHE membership, PERC plans to help campuses identify opportunities to convert gasoline or diesel-fueled equipment to propane, including lawn mowers, vehicles, buses and generators.

“The simple switch from a gasoline-powered mower to propane can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20 percent,” Willis said. “And that’s just one example—propane offers significant GHG and emission reductions in vehicles and other applications, too.”

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