Sustainability and High-Performance


A Sense of Stewardship

On the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, Chou Hall is a leading example of the practice of sustainable development.

Ask the Expert: Smart Campuses

What are some features of a 'smart campus?'

Stormwater Management

An Integrated Approach to Stormwater Management

Addressing stormwater controls early in facilities design and incorporating multiple solutions can yield cost savings and long-term benefits to a campus and its neighbors.

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

UMN-Morris Leads in Sustainability

A successful focus on renewable energy and campus-wide cooperation.

Does CHP Have a Place in Your Resilience Strategy?

To ensure that your institution is better-equipped to withstand disruption or change, consider combined heat and power (CHP) as a powerful component of a resilience strategy.

Intelligent Buildings (Facility Systems and Efficiency)

The Value of Benchmarking

Leveraging a strategic impact plan for energy training and education.

campus farm

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

Campus Farm Coming to Bucknell

Bucknell University will grow vegetables for learning, wellness, and engagement.

Six New York City Universities Work to Reduce Water Use

Participating schools will join hospitals, restaurants, and hotels in the New York City Water Challenge. In addition to fixture retrofits, universities will initiate student water conservation campaigns.



campus sports and recreation buildings

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Embracing a New Vision for Sports, Fitness, and Wellness

Traditionally seen as venues for sporting events, workouts, and team practices, campus sports and recreation buildings are taking on an exciting new mission.

Fire & Life Safety (Focus On Preparation and Prevention)

Stationary Energy Storage Systems

A look at the safety concerns of renewable energy storage.

Hot Tips (HVAC Efficiency)

Using VRF Systems to Solve HVAC Challenges

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

An Energy Partnership

Colorado School of Mines challenges students with energy awareness.

University of Texas at Dallas

Facility Focus (Specialty Spaces)

The University of Texas at Dallas: Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center

residence hall at Framingham State University

Designing for Sustainability: The Case for Early Intervention

This call to action explores the missed/lost opportunity when sustainability planning for higher ed projects begins too late in the game.

green demolition

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Green Demolition

Often before a new building goes up, an old building must come down. These are the steps to a systematic, sustainable approach to demolition.

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