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WU January Hall Renovation: Journey from no certification to designed to achieve LEED v4 Platinum and beyond

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Constructed in 1922, Grace Valle January Hall housed the School of Law from the mid-1920s until the completion of the Seeley Mudd Law Building in the early 1970s. January Hall ...


Sustainable Urbanism (DrSU)

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The Doctor of Sustainable Urbanism (DrSU) is a post-professional applied research degree intended to prepare professionals and advanced urban design students for careers in multidisciplinary, evidence-based sustainable urban design and ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2018
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Sustainability Certificate

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The Certificate in Sustainability provides an interdisciplinary foundation to understanding and addressing today’s most pressing and complex social, environmental and economic challenges.

This certificate covers the broad sustainability knowledge ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2018
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Interdisciplinary Environmental Analysis Minor

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

This minor was developed to prepare students to tackle real-world environmental challenges by providing more robust opportunities for interdisciplinary knowledge and skill development. The minor is structured to provide students ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2018
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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Includes introductory-level courses and a wide degree of choice in elective categories. Pairs easily with many majors to provide interdisciplinary exposure.

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2018
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Environmental Policy (BA)

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Students who major in Environmental Policy will be required to complete 40 graded units (13 classes) distributed as follows. Sixteen units come from required foundation courses. Nine units come from ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2018
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Environmental Biology (BS)

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The Environmental biology major will provide students with courses and research experiences that will poise them to become scientific leaders that address our most pressing environmental problems, such as: how ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2018
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Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The BS in Environmental Engineering degree curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for environmental engineering careers and graduate studies. It is guided by the vision of offering the environmental engineering ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2018
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Green Office Programs and Certifications

  • Lehigh University (PA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Green Office Programs can be an effective strategy to engage the campus community by identifying and training allies that may otherwise be out of reach. Engaging sustainability champions can become ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Environmental JustICE Cream Social - part 1

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

As the semester opens in early September, the Environmental Justice Initiative hosts an ice cream social that features a facilitated "speed networking" circle to connect students from across campus who ...


Advancing Sustainability Through Health and Wellness Partnerships

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Thomas will highlight key partnerships between the Office of Sustainability and Human Resources at Washington University (WashU): the expansion of a Community Supported Agriculture program that encourages students and employees ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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St. Louis Higher Education Sustainability Consortium (and regional friends!) Meeting

  • University of Missouri-St. Louis (MO)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
  • Missouri Botanical Garden (MO)

The Saint Louis Higher Education Sustainability Consortium would like to invite members and regional friends to this informal meet-up time to compare notes, discuss ideas, and share inspirations from the ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Expanding the Horizons of Campus Recycling: Addressing Expanded Polystyrene Waste at Three Institutions of Higher Education

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

College and university campuses strive to minimize waste and promote thoughtful disposal practices among campus residents. However, one material that presents unique challenges to sustainably manage is expanded polystyrene (EPS ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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547 kW Solar Photovoltaic Project

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

In spring and summer 2014, the university added a total of 379 kilowatts (kw) of solar on university-owned property throughout the region. Prior to this installation, the university had 33 ...

  • Posted Dec. 16, 2016
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Building Bridges: An Institutional Initiative to Create Dialogue Around Issues of Environmental Justice, on Campus and Beyond

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The Office of Sustainability is currently seeking to educate, engage, and mobilize the Washington University campus on issues pertaining to environmental justice. In our presentation, we will outline the strategies ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Next Level Sustainability Planning: Action Planning, Social Indicators, Community Partnerships, and Long-Range Planning

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Washington University in St. Louis, Yale University, and the University of British Columbia have recently undergone extensive sustainability strategic planning processes that have produced significantly more sophisticated and far-reaching plans ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Urban Eco-Block: From Prototype to Adaptation - University, Community and Non-Profit collaborate to create a Net Zero Block

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
  • Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects (MO)

Urban Eco-Block goal is to create a prototype Sustainable Form-Based Code and Net Positive Design for a typical urban city block found in many rust-belt cities where urban blight, economic ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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The Green Rehab Experiment: Charting a Path to NZE for Market Rate Off-Campus University-Owned Housing Renovations

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The Green Rehab Experiment is a multi-disciplinary applied research project that aims to chart a path towards net-zero energy performance for the renovation of 100-year old, off-campus, multi-family apartment buildings ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Water bottle ban a success; bottled beverage sales have plummeted

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Sales of bottled beverages at Washington University in St. Louis have plummeted 39 percent since 2009, when the university became the first in the nation to ban the sale of ...

  • Posted Aug. 19, 2016
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Net Zero Energy: The Growing National Landscape + Profiles from Three Institutions

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
  • Sasaki Associates, Inc. (MA)

Net zero energy (NZE) buildings are becoming more prevalent through advancements in design, construction, technology, and building operations. The last five years have been a significant period of growth, with ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Monday - A Growing Global Movement and an Effective Marketing Campaign to Reduce Your Institution's Foodprint

  • Columbia University (NY)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
  • Green Monday

Green Monday is a growing global movement that promotes green lifestyle choices. Columbia alumnus David Yeung created Green Monday in his native Hong Kong, where it has seen incredible success ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Multiplying Impact: Shifting Culture and Driving Outcomes through Network Management

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Human capital is our greatest asset and an integral part of the change process, with individuals ready to serve as catalysts in departments, offices, labs, and peer groups throughout any ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Designing and Operating a Certified "Living Building:" Meeting Certification and Maintaining Net-Zero Energy

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
  • Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects (MO)

The Tyson Living Learning Center at Washington University in St. Louis opened in May 2009 and on October 12, 2010 became one of the first two buildings in the world ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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How Passion Inspired the Evolution of Energy Reduction to Sustainability

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The business case for Sustainability is more compelling than ever in tough economic times. Energy costs serve as one of the largest budget items and represent enormous potential savings for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Notes from the Field: Living Learning Center

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The Living Learning Center at Tyson Research Center; a 2,000 acre field campus owned by Washington University in St. Louis is on track to become one of the first ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability: A Catalyst for Individual and Institutional Transformation

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Any institution or individual deeply committed to Sustainability discovers that it isn't just another program or initiative; it becomes a journey and a way of life that inspires people ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Washington University in St. Louis is addressing the challenges of energy and sustainability on a global scale. The International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES) was created in ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

To address the purpose of the EFRC initiative, WUSTL created the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC). PARC brings together a core group of WUSTL researchers along with several other select ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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BS in Sustainability

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The Bachelor of Science in Sustainability provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and resolving today's most pressing and complex environmental, economic, and social challenges. The program is built on ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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PhD in Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Candidates for this degree must complete a total of 72 credits beyond the bachelor's degree. A minimum of 36 must be graduate coursework and a minimum of 30 must ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MEng in Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The principal objective of the Master of Engineering Program is to prepare individuals for professional practice in a broad range of areas by enhancing the skill sets developed in an ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Minor in Environmental Engineering Science

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

This 21 unit Environmental Engineering Science minor prepares students to seek an entry-level position as an environmental engineer, scientist or analyst. The minor also provides a solid foundation for undertaking ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Guest Blog: The Road to a Campus Plastic Bag Ban

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

During the 2012-2013 school year we passed a Student Union Senate resolution calling for an end to the distribution of plastic bags in campus stores. The year ended with little ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Campus Climate Planning: A Best Practices Guide

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The purpose of this guide is to provide decision makers at colleges and universities with best practices for developing climate plans at their campuses in order to avert dire consequences ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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7 kW Rooftop Wind Turbines (seven 1 kW installations)

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Washington University in St. Louis added seven turbines on top of a renovated building in a historic district and making them an architectural feature by illuminating them at night. The ...

  • Posted May 18, 2012
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23 kW Rooftop Array: Tyson Research Center

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Completed in 2009, the Living Learning Center is built to address Tyson's growing needs for research and teaching space, the Living Learning Center is also designed to meet the ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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1 kW Rooftop Array: Olin Library

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Roof (1): Olin Library/ 1.02 kW.2006: A little less than half of the costs were paid by the Committee on Environmental Quality. The Department of Facilities, Planning, and ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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Getting to Net- Zero Energy: Lessons Learned from a Living Building Challenge

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
  • Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects (MO)

In 2008, Washington University in St. Louis committed to the construction of a new building at its environmental field station, Tyson Research Center. This project, the Living Learning Center (LLC ...

  • Posted June 24, 2011
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