Sustainability and High-Performance


sustainable landscaping

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

Maintaining the Green

Like most things, sustainable landscaping has evolved so that it's much more than planting perennials and reducing watering.

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

Fossil Fuels Divestment

Observations on an ethical imperative for higher education.

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

Energy Management

UMKC is saving money and energy while reducing its carbon footprint.

Healthy Sustainable Campus

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Healthy Campus, Healthy Community

Sustainability has becomes a way of life at Michigan's Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Their new Healthy Living Campus is a testament to that.

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

A Psychological Approach to Sustainability

The University of Arkansas delves into the social side of sustainability.

Roofs Bearing Weight

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Roofs: Bearing the Weight of a New Job

Today's roofs are often expected to bear the weight of physical components that contribute to sustainability efforts. Here's what you need to know when planning for these features.

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations On Campus)

Just EAT

Lebanon Valley College has found a key to sustainable dining.

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

Engaging Sustainable Thinking

The University of Pittsburgh develops in a new academic paradigm.



Higher Education Building Trends

An Eye On the Horizon

As 2015 arrives, no one can be sure what the year will hold for higher education. Still, colleges and universities continue to evolve in physical, social, pedagogical, digital and other ways. Here is a sampling of trends worth watching.

Smart Thermostats at Kenyon College

Kenyon College is seeing thousands of dollars in savings from the installation of a smart thermostat system in its residence halls, and students are appreciating the upgrade.

TCO: In It For the Long Run

The University of South Carolina is looking long-term at sustainability and the total cost of ownership of its facilities, including the new home of the Darla Moore school of business.

capturing rainwater

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Catching the Rain

An innovative installation on the Carrier Dome is diverting rainwater into a usable commodity.

California Building Codes

California Coding

A slew of new California building codes came on line this summer. What does this mean for the Golden State and the rest of the country?

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

Thermal 'Ravioli'

A new bio-based phase-change material is providing HVAC savings.

Buffalo State College: Technology Building

Facility Focus (Career and Vocational Education)

Buffalo State College: Technology Building

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