Sustainability and High-Performance


Water

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Water, Water Everywhere

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations On Campus)

Sustainability in the Culinary Arts

sustainable facilities

Green Buildings

Leading the Way in Sustainability

seawater HVAC

Green Buildings

By the Sea

Green Campus and an acceptable ROI

Business (Campus Spaces)

Tipping the Scales

School administrators walk a tightrope, balancing their desire for a green campus with the need for an acceptable ROI. Here are three examples of how campuses strike that balance — or, in one case, not worry about it at all.

Smart Commuting

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations On Campus)

Smart Commuting

The University of Alabama at Birmingham ranks high in ride-sharing.

sustainability in restroom and locker room renovations

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Satisfaction in the Restroom (and Locker Room)

Here's how two campuses are satisfying administrators by saving money and satisfying students by increasing sustainability in their restroom and locker room renovations.

Facilities (Managing Assets)

Vampire Power Load

Thoughts about the silent consumption of energy on campus.



Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

WILD Wes

Wesleyan University’s student-designed permaculture garden blooms to life.

Consider Your Energy Procurement Options

Reducing energy consumption is hugely beneficial, and nearly everyone is practicing good kW-cutting habits. But the second most direct route to decreasing energy costs is often overlooked: managing the energy purchase itself. The largest barrier to purchasing energy at lower prices: understanding the deregulated energy markets.

Changing History

Something old, something new? That may work great in weddings, but how about campus renovations? In constructing new buildings, assuring good indoor environmental quality (IEQ) is a basic consideration. But when it comes to renovating older facilities, special efforts must often be taken to apply modern standards in acoustics, daylighting, thermal comfort, and air quality.

Turning Risk Into Resilience

Higher education has already taken a leadership role in climate mitigation — that is, preventing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions — as displayed by the 660 signatory campuses of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) who have collectively reduced net carbon emissions by 25 percent in just five years. Now, higher education must take the lead in climate adaptation — preparing for and responding to the impacts of climate change.

Facts About Green

As of April 4, 2013, there were 665 signatories to the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Sustainability efforts on campus have become essential as college hopefuls are now adding a “green campus” to their selection criteria!

The Greener Side of Tech

Sure, it’s easy to toss trash into the proper receptacles and to turn off the lights when leaving a room, but how does a university with thousands of personnel, administrators, and students on campus initiate a greener place to live, work, and study? Green initiatives for the higher education sector are everywhere, and there are so many ways that colleges can get involved, from implementing cleaner technologies that use less power consumption to offering vegan dining choices in the cafeteria to properly disposing of old, outdated printers.

Green Haven

Everybody loves the idea of creating a clean, green world and passing that world on to future generations. People recycle competitively, monitor energy usage dashboards, and approach LEED certification with gusto. Security, on the other hand, is reactive. Most individuals don’t really consider it until an event brings safety to the forefront. Yet both must co-exist on today’s college campuses even though they may be at odds.

Has your college/university had problems with fraternity/sorority hazing on your campus?


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