Search Results

12988 resources

Energy auditing by summer undergraduate interns

  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)

With tight budgets, many small colleges have a hard time finding the funds to hire a consulting engineering firm to conduct energy audits and develop retrofit strategies. A way to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Estimating the energy and greenhouse gas emissions embedded in metered water at the University of Arizona

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Located in the center of the Tucson metropolitan area, the University of Arizona obtains its water from a system of on-site wells and a municipal water system that includes significant ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Accelerating Participation in Sustainability through Strategic Communications and Engagement Programs

  • University of Calgary (AB)

Effectively communicating sustainability to a diverse campus community exceeding 35,000 individuals is challenging. This challenge is amplified when the goal of those communications is to instigate positive behavioral changes ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

The Strategic Mobility Plan for Campus Sustainability in Transportation

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

To encourage the campus commuting population, a three-pronged Strategic Mobility Plan was created to increase ridesharing and on-campus walking and biking through education, facility improvements, and program development. The plan ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Institutionalizing Innovation: Student Government "sustainability"" bodies and roles"

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Once students (via student clubs or individually) begin experimenting with efforts to make their programs/campuses/communities more sustainable, additional leaders pick them up and want to incorporate such experiences ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Institutionalizing Zero Waste

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Once organizations (student clubs, departments/schools, campuses, etc.) begin experimenting with Zero Waste ("ZW"") efforts, additional leaders pick them up and want to incorporate such experiences and benefits into their ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Student Eco-Rep Programs: Meeting the evolving needs of an existing program

  • Champlain College (VT)

With now over 60 student sustainability education Eco-Rep Programs across the US and Canada, several of which are 5-10 years old, it is time to step back, reflect on where ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Connecting Campus and Community on Earth Day

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

The Center for a Sustainable Future celebrates Earth Day as an international day of awareness of environmental policy, education, and public engagement. It is also celebrated as an anniversary for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Putting the Sustainability into Existing Courses

  • Frostburg State University (MD)

While many courses have a potential connection to sustainability studies, developing that linkage requires additional work. For existing courses to maximize their contribution to the sustainability studies program, course revision ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Billion Dollar Green Challenge: How Campus Green Revolving Funds are Saving Energy and Money (2011)

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

Facing burdensome budget cuts and unstable energy costs, many colleges are grappling with how to finance urgently needed, but capital-intensive, energy efficiency retrofits. In response to this need, the panel ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Beyond the Worshops: Examples of sustainability integration across the curriculum

  • University of Mount Union (OH)

The Headwaters Project is our institution's program to infuse concepts of sustainability across the curriculum. Motivated by the AASHE-supported curriculum development workshop at Emory University in January 2010, we ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Campus Sustainability Programs as a Tool for Building Student Leadership

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Campus sustainability organization can be an important avenue for student leadership development. At the University of South Carolina, applying green values across the campus has gone beyond transforming the curriculum ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Measure, Message, Motivate: building an inclusive and empowered campus sustainability culture

  • Yale University (CT)

Campuses around the world are tracing sustainability metrics, but how do we communicate those measurements in a way that engages and empowers students, staff, and faculty?

Our university has developed ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

High Efficiency Run-Around Energy Recovery in Large Buildings

  • Konvekta USA Inc. (NJ)

Air-conditioning systems are among the greatest energy consumers in large buildings such as schools, laboratories and hospitals. European high performance 'run around energy recovery systems' (RAERS), guaranteeing strict separation of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Design Education in the Age of Ecology

  • Philadelphia University (PA)

Since the year 2000, our society has faced an attack on our soil (911), a devastating hurricane (Katrina), Fossil fuel price escalation ($4/gallon), an unprecedented oil spill in the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sustainable Design Seminar: Using Lessons Learned from Graphic Design Studios and Think Tank

  • Daemen College (NY)

A four-year seminar series in a Global and Local Sustainability program has been designed to build a diverse skill set in its graduates. Students in the program have concentrations in ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Addressing Behavior

  • Boston University (MA)

To bring about campus sustainability we must provide an infrastructure, modify operations and change the expectations and behavior of our campus communities. To raise awareness, education our faculty and staff ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

AMS Climate Studies: A Great Primer for Green College Programs

  • American Meteorological Society (DC)

As a greater number of educational institutions unveil green degree programs and reduce their environmental footprint, basic climate literacy is of utmost importance. To meet that growing demand, the American ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Developing partnerships to reach campus sustainability goals: ASU's Collaboration with UPS

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • UPS (GA)

Leading universities are looking closely at their campuses environmental impact, and finding novel ways to reduce carbon emissions and waste. ASU has four specific sustainability goals including Carbon Neutrality, Zero ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Setting better environmental goals: baselines are just the beginning!

  • New York University (NY)

Setting goals and targets based upon future outcomes, rather than past performance, is the next step for institutions aiming to achieve high levels of environmental performance. Most AASHE member institutions ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Developing an effective sustainability communications program without breaking your budget.

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Communication is a critical tool for a campus sustainability program, especially when newly established. This session will cover lessons learned and tips that we've found valuable in making the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Grounding Sustainability in Faith-Based Mission and Identity

  • CHA (NY)

There is much to celebrate on faith-based college and university campuses as environmental sustainability is increasingly seen as a core value. Yet while many faith-based schools have successfully taken steps ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Building Multidisciplinary Sustainability Programs in the Comprehensive Universities

  • Frostburg State University (MD)

Developing a new program frequently requires the cooperation of faculty from many different departments who face heavy demands on their time and expertise. Gaining the cooperation and commitment of faculty ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

USGBC's Roadmap to a Green Campus: Lessons Learned on the Path to Campus Sustainability

  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (MA)

Colleges and universities are making great strides on the journey to a sustainable future. In response to the growing momentum, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Developing Sustainability Leaders: Applying a Transformative Leadership Framework at the University of Michigan

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Leading institutions of higher education are increasingly utilizing the campus as a laboratory not only for implementing "green projects" but also for developing the skill set in students to lead ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sub-institutional Planning for Sustainability: developing community-scale concepts and actions

  • Yale University (CT)

Universities around the world are developing and implementing institutional-scale sustainability strategic plans. Most of these strategies emphasize the three-way balance of sustainability and include concepts and tactics for communications. At ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Mastering the Climate Action Plan: Managing Implementation Strategies from Diverse Campus Perspectives

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

In the last two years, over one-third of those institutions that signed the American Colleges and University Presidents Climate Commitment have submitted their Climate Action Plan (CAP). These plans range ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Hands-on undergraduate instruction in renewable energy; Linking student research and community partners

  • Allegheny College (PA)

Students in an introductory research methods class have engaged in research projects that enable them to help evaluate various local renewable energy options. All are hands-on projects that require students ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Enabling faculty to choose to integrate environmental stewardship across the curriculum: A faculty development case study

  • James Madison University (VA)

Effective faculty development programs are essential to advancing education for sustainability (EfS) initiatives, "Any efforts to increase the scale of sustainability education will rest in the hands of the faculty ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sustainability Education: Opportunities to Embrace Leadership Development and Cross Cultural Team Building

  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FL)

While higher education has played an influential role in various issues within American society, the depth of its persuasion must permeate the nation's path to sustainability. Incorporating sustainability into ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Creating an Energy Management Program from Limited Resources, Expertise and Funding

  • Meredith College (NC)

This session will examine methods to establish an energy management program at a small college. Using a women's college in Raleigh, North Carolina as a case study, the presentation ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Designing Sustainability Into Products: The Effectiveness of Eco-messages integrated into user interfaces

  • New York University (NY)

Sustainability messages were added to the control panels of washing machines in university laundry facilities, and data was gathered to compare users' cycle choices (hot, warm, or cold) with cycle ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Incorporating Sustainability into the Phonetics Classroom

  • San Diego State University (CA)

This presentation illustrates how concepts of sustainability were introduced into a course on phonetics for students pursuing degrees in speech-language pathology and audiology. This course, which is required by our ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Community Partnerships for a University-based Renewable Energy Biodigester

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

The university is operating the first commercial-scale dry anaerobic biodigester in the western hemisphere. The facility will provide the equivalent of up to 10% of campus electricity and heat, and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Innovative Investment Models for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

  • Drexel University (PA)
  • Blue Hill Partners (PA)

Innovative business models and financing solutions are required to drive the next level of efficiency and sustainability on campus. Blue Hill Partners, a Philadelphia based firm, has teamed with the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Designing and implementing a robust and sustainable student green fund: Recommendations from Sustainability Officers

  • University of Vermont (VT)

College campuses across the U.S. and abroad have seen a growth of student campaigns to take institutional action on climate change. One of the barriers to implementing sustainability initiatives ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Opportunities for Achieving Significant Energy Reduction in Existing University Buildings: developing efficient HVAC operations

  • Boston University (MA)

This paper presents the results of 4 years of a course-based energy audit for a variety of mid to large size office, classroom and laboratory buildings with forced air HVAC ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

University Energy Conservation Measures: It Takes a Community

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

Energy Conservation Measures ("ECM") is an immense undertaking by the university to retrofit 45 buildings on campus with an end goal of increasing energy efficiency. A multimillion dollar project begun ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Improving Recycling with an Existing 83% Diversion Rate: Solving Iowa State University's Recycling Enigma

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Recycling opportunities are a challenge for a university that collectively diverts 83% of its campus waste by partnering with a city refuse-derived fuel system. As a result, current campus wide ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

When Do Variable Flow Fume Hoods Save Energy? implications for lab design and behavior modification

  • Boston University (MA)

Many university sustainability websites indicate the importance of using variable flow fume hoods and devising programs to ensure they are closed when not in use in order to reduce energy ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Implementing a Systems Approach to Sustainability versus Behavior Modification

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

Consider the difficulties a rider faces in trying to get an elephant to take a new path as opposed to a well-worn and less rigorous path. Promoting increased levels of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sustainability Walking Tour

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

A major research university has established a sustainability walking tour. Tour participants can choose to go on a guided tour led by a volunteer group of students and staff or ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Living and Learning in a Passive House Residence Hall

  • Unity College (ME)

In the fall of 2011, ten students will move into a unique campus residence, TerraHaus, the first American college residence designed to meet the Passive House standard, the highest international ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Creating Partnerships for More Effective Energy-Saving Competitions

  • New York University (NY)

Campus residential energy saving competitions have become critical elements of many universities' sustainability engagement and environmental performance efforts. One such method for reductions is campus competitions. Residents are encouraged to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Optimism and Inspiration in Sustainability Education

  • Empire State College (NY)

With all the depressing news on various local, national, and global problems how can we connect with students, as well as others on campus, around these issues without turning them ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

The Sustainability Officers Communications and Project Management Toolkit- Organizational Tips for Long-Term Sanity

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Do you feel like you have a million projects going on at your campus? Are you having a difficult time keeping track of and managing these projects? This briefing will ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Owning Your Recycling Infrastructure: How to Understand It, Manage It, & Improve It

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

At many institutions large and small it is difficult to understand, manage, and improve your recycling infrastructure. It is especially difficult, if you entered the picture after it already started ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Energy Management in the Curriculum: The ENERGY STAR Course for Colleges and Universities

  • American University (DC)
  • Cadmus Group, Inc. (FL)

Understanding the fundamentals of energy management is a marketable skill in any economic climate. Further, understanding the means to and metrics of energy efficiency, and how policy decisions intertwine with ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Bridging the Information Gap in Campus Energy Management: Submetering Buildings for Energy Use Reduction

  • American University (DC)
  • Cadmus Group, Inc. (FL)

Colleges and universities often prefer the simplicity of measuring the energy use of many buildings, or even an entire campus, with a single meter installed at minimal expense. However, as ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Where do I start? Resources available for the academic study of sustainablity in higher education

  • Ball State University (IN)

For the student of higher education, entering the world of sustainability can be quite overwhelming. This presentation provides a review of academic resources available for the student of sustainability in ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more