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UW Campus Sustainability Map

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Posted March 3, 2016
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Collaborating Campus Efficiencies with Finance Folks

  • Carleton College (MN)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO) (DC)

Campus finance officers have the unique opportunity to develop, support, and implement campus sustainability goals. All campuses have major leaders in these finance officers that may, or may not, be ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A World Café: Transforming University of Washington Sustainability Education

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Have you ever been inspired by new ideas while sharing a cup of coffee with a friend or colleague? The World Café methodology creates opportunities for the generation of inspirational ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Plenary: The Business Case for Campus Sustainability

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges (EAUC) (Gloucestershire)

How can you build greater support for sustainability on your campus? This diverse group of panelists will share their stories, tips and strategies for making the business case for sustainability.

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Transforming the University through Strategic Sustainability Initiatives

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Change and transformation at an institutional level cannot happen overnight and requires active management. Universities are increasingly responding to pressures for efficiency, increasing enrollment, recruiting the best faculty and students ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Certifications: Tailor to Your College

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Western Washington University (WA)

Changing behavior and engaging diverse audiences are important and challenging aspects of implementing successful sustainability programs in higher education. These programs are easily tailored to engage multiple and varied campus ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Geodesign Approach to GIS for Sustainability Management

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Geodesign is an emerging approach to using geographic information systems (GIS) for addressing complex sustainable systems problems, e.g., improving land use, transportation, and water resources that have impacts on ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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GIS for Sustainability Management in Higher Education

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Geographic information systems (GIS) are commonly formed from a combination of data, software, hardware, people, institutional arrangements and motivations for collecting, analyzing and displaying spatial and temporal referenced data that ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Standardizing building infrastructure to increase service efficiency and waste diversion

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Since 2008 the University of Washington has been implementing its MiniMax program. What started out simply as a self-service, desk-side waste and recycling collection program to raise awareness about personal ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Creating Student Urban Housing District- West Campus University of Washington

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Case study will present the strategies and outcomes of West Campus Housing includes four residence halls and seven apartment buildings all completed within last five years and two residence halls ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Change Management and Implementation

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Getting buy-in for change means building consensus with stakeholders and finding collaborative ways of mitigating/managing risk. This presentation focuses on strategic change management through collaborations with the university’s ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Enterprise Geodesign: University-Community Sustainability Partnerships

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

This brief describes University-Community partnerships initiated within the Masters of Geographic Information Systems for Sustainability Management program at the University of Washington. Enterprise Geodesign University-Community Partnership have been established between ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Environmental Life Cycle Analysis of Food at University of Washington

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

In spring 2014, twenty-five students in the class Sustainability Studio (in the undergraduate Environmental Studies program) partnered with University of Washington Housing and Food Services to assess the environmental impacts ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Engaging Students in Sustainable Food Procurement: The Real Food Calculator at the University of Washington

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The Real Food Challenge approaches student engagement in food systems work reform in various ways, one of which is an in-depth student research tool called the Real Food Calculator. It ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using community-based social marketing to increase the visibility and usage of new ridesharing program

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Our campus climate action plan identifies reducing single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) commuting as the largest opportunity for decreasing GHG emissions through behavior change. A team of graduate students designed, implemented, and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Leadership In Action at the University of Washington

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Sustainability leadership at the University of Washington is demonstrated through institutional collaboration, leadership excellence and a long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship.

The University of Washington is a charter signatory of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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NACUFS Sustainability Guide - Sustainable Solutions in Collegiate Foodservice Operations

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Envision Strategies (CO)
  • Ricca Newmark Design

On most campuses, Dining Services is the team relied upon to just get it done - somehow, some way... This often holds true for moving forward with green initiatives too - even ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Exceeding Expectations: Energy Efficiency in Historic Renovations

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Mahlum Architects (WA)

Institutions across the country are faced with historic buildings in dire need of systems, envelope and programmatic upgrades. While these renovations are vital toward preserving campus architectural legacy and character ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Strategies to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Lab Buildings on Academic Campuses

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Laboratory buildings, because of programmatic and safety requirements, remain one of the highest consumers of energy on academic campuses. As campuses develop and implement plans to achieve carbon neutrality commitments ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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UW Tower: Live Green-Work Green-Go Green

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The University of Washington recently purchased Safeco Tower, an imposing landmark located in Seattle's university district. With all eyes on the tower, Transportation Services decided the timing was right ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Growing Relationships Through Composting: A University Case Study

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The University of Washington is a public, four-year institution with a 40,000 student enrollment. The campus population also includes more than 30,000 staff. In an effort to reduce ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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How a Large Institution of Higher Learning can Impact Regional Growth on Sustainability Practices: Commercial Composting in the Pacific Northwest

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The University of Washington is a public, four-year institution with a 40,000 student enrollment. The campus population also includes more than 30,000 faculty and staff. The Department of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Urban Ecology Research Lab

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The Urban Ecology Research Laboratory (UERL) is directed by Professor Marina Alberti, and includes interdisciplinary PhD students, post-doctoral research associates, research scientists, and affiliate faculty from diverse disciplines who collaborate ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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BS in Environmental Science & Resource Management

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The School offers two undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources degree, Environmental Science and Resource Management and Bioresource Science and Engineering. Scholarship support is widely ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Community, Environment & Planning (BA)

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP) is an award-winning, interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree program offered through the College of Built Environments as one of the University's interdisciplinary undergraduate programs ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Studies Major

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Environmental Studies at the Program on the Environment combines natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to provide students with a deep understanding of how humans interact with and influence the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Certificate in Green Chemistry & Chemical Stewardship

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

In this three-course certificate program, students investigate the principles of green chemistry, an innovative approach for designing safer and more sustainable commercial products and industrial processes involving chemicals. Students examine ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Certificate in Sustainable Transportation

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

In this three-course certificate program, students examine the important issues involved in sustainable transportation planning. Students review policies and programs that encourage mixed use development and higher density levels in ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Master of GIS for Sustainability Management

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Geared to those who want to enter or advance in the GIS field, the UW Master of GIS for Sustainability Management is the only program of its kind. You'll ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Online Master of Sustainable Transportation

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The Master of Sustainable Transportation program (MST) explores sustainable transportation planning, policy and analysis and examines the growing concern for transportation's environmental, social, energy and economic impact on our ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Studies Minor

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The purpose of the Environmental Studies minor is to broaden students' understanding of the scientific, technological, management, policy, legal, cultural, and ethical dimensions of environmental issues in areas beyond their ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Law Concentration

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Our faculty members are at the forefront of many new developments in environmental law, so students have early and complete access to changes in the law as they occur. In ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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A rainwater system for the University of Washington construction materials laboratory

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

University of Washington Construction Materials Laboratory (CML) is an instruction laboratory where undergraduate students of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and the College of Built Environments (CBE ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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University of Washington U-Pass 2006 Report

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Each year the Transportation Office publishes an annual report about the U-PASS program. This publication provides information for measuring the program’s performance during the year; highlights its activities, initiatives ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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U-Pass: A Model Transportation Management Program that Works

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

On September 30, 1991, the University of Washington, in cooperation with the Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle, implemented U-PASS, one of the most comprehensive transportation demand management programs in the United ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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64 kW Rooftop Array: Intramural Activities Building

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Installed in 2011, this solar array is the largest on campus (as of 2015) covering one fifth of the Intramural Activities Building. The array generates around 60,000 kilowatt hours ...

  • Posted Dec. 2, 2015
  • Green Power Projects
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35 kW Rooftop Array: Mercer Court

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

A renewable energy project began at UW in 2012 and after two years of work, a solar array was installed on the rooftop of Mercer Court A in 2014. The ...

  • Posted Dec. 2, 2015
  • Green Power Projects
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10 kW Rooftop Demonstration Site: UW Power Plant

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

There are three different technologies in this demonstration site that feed PV-generated electricity into the UW electrical system. The UW smart grid project monitors how much power is generated every ...

  • Posted Dec. 2, 2015
  • Green Power Projects
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A Century of Sustainability

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

This project was created to demonstrate that sustainability efforts have been part of or campus culture for more than a century. From the establishment of the first University of Washington ...

  • Posted June 19, 2015
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A rainwater system for the University of Washington construction materials laboratory

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

University of Washington Construction Materials Laboratory (CML) is an instruction laboratory where undergraduate students of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and the College of Built Environments (CBE ...

  • Posted June 12, 2015
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21 kW Wall and Rooftop Arrays: Mechanical Engineering Building and Merrill Hall

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The solar panel system at the Mechanical Engineering Building was made possible by donations from the Seattle City Light Green Power Program, the UW Student Technology Fee, and UW Facilities ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
  • Green Power Projects
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The Campus Sustainability Fund at the University of Washington

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) is a student-funded and student-led initiative which launched in the fall of 2010 at the University of Washington (UW) with the mission of fostering campus ...

  • Posted June 24, 2011
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Establishing the new College of the Environment at the University of Washington

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The overarching objective in establishing the College of the Environment was to create an organization with the necessary scale and diversity of educational programs, research, and intellectual capacity to positively ...

  • Posted June 30, 2010
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