Sustainability and High-Performance


Water

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Water, Water Everywhere

Trash2Treasure

Every year, campus communities across the country are faced with a deluge of waste as students moving out for the summer discard thousands of unwanted items.

Bright Lights

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Bright Lights, Big Data

University of Minnesota Finds Big Savings in LED

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

University of Minnesota Finds Big Savings

sustainable facilities

Green Buildings

Leading the Way in Sustainability

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations On Campus)

Sustainability in the Culinary Arts

seawater HVAC

Green Buildings

By the Sea

Smart Commuting

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations On Campus)

Smart Commuting

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



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.

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.

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 interest in sustainability initiatives—from alternative energy and water conservation to “green” landscaping, recycling, fossil-fuel divestment, local sourcing, and more—waned on your campus?


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