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Harvard House Renewal Program Energy Monitoring and Control Group Membership Required

  • Harvard University (MA)

This abstract applies to all four papers written for Engineering Sciences 96.

In the coming decade, Harvard University will confront a system-wide student housing renovation project. For the past eighty ...

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House Life: A closer look at the fundamental underpinnings of the House Renewal Project (Engineering Sciences 96 Final Report) Membership Required

  • Harvard University (MA)

This abstract applies to all four papers written for Engineering Sciences 96.

In the coming decade, Harvard University will confront a system-wide student housing renovation project. For the past eighty ...

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Rethinking Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) in Harvard University's River Houses: Engineering Sciences 96 Final Report Membership Required

  • Harvard University (MA)

This abstract applies to all four papers written for Engineering Sciences 96.

In the coming decade, Harvard University will confront a system-wide student housing renovation project. For the past eighty ...

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Higher Education Green Building Sector Analysis Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This sector analysis describes the growing focus on green building in higher education. It then explores key drivers of the increased attention to green buildings and examines the remaining obstacles ...

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Roadmap to a Green Campus Membership Required

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)
  • AASHE (PA)

This U.S. Green Building Council publication, with support from AASHE, provides strategies for using the LEED green building certification program as a framework for developing campus-wide sustainability plans. The ...

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Building Retrofit Strategies Membership Required

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)

The objective of our project was to identify and analyze building retrofit strategies that can reduce kWhs or Btus and associated greenhouse gas emissions on the Cal Poly Pomona campus ...

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Feasibility of Green Building at WPI Membership Required

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

College campuses, with significant numbers of older facilities, have the opportunity to lead the green building movement while reaping economic, health, environmental, educational, and marketing benefits. This project assessed the ...

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A university's responsibility to campus sustainability: An analysis of the social and fiduciary responsibilities associated with sustainable building Membership Required

  • Florida State University (FL)

This study deals with a university's responsibility to adopt sustainable practices in both education and building. The study places emphasis on both the social and fiduciary responsibilities that affect ...

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Simulating energy efficiency in laboratory buildings Membership Required

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Today's laboratory buildings are large consumers of energy. The ventilation requirements of these buildings mandate that large quantities of outside air be brought into the building. The advent of ...

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An optimal investment tool for "greening the campus" Membership Required

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

Buildings consume about 40% of total global energy production, and their greenhouse gas emissions and solid waste generation constitute a major part of global environmental impacts. Current "greening the built ...

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A sense of power: an energy analysis of the University of Cincinnati's west campus Membership Required

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

This study consists of an energy analysis of UC's west campus. The central component of this thesis examines the Aronoff Center, analyzing its design and function in relation to ...

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Design of energy efficient building with radiant slab cooling Membership Required

  • University of Calgary (AB)

Air-conditioning comprises a substantial fraction of commercial building energy use because of compressor-driven refrigeration and fan-driven air circulation. Core regions of large buildings require year-round cooling due to heat gains ...

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Survey of LEED Water Efficiency Credits and Strategies in the Southeastern United States Membership Required

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Sustainable building design is growing in popularity partly due to the success of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System. LEED is becoming more common in the ...

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Making The Business Case For Sustainability: It's Not Just About Getting Points Membership Required

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

Architects and designers have done an admirable job of bringing sustainability and “green” buildings to the front of our consciousness in recent years. Once only the battle cry of environmental ...

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Integrating Sustainability in the Learning Community Membership Required

  • Second Nature (MA)

Buildings have a significant impact on the environment, accounting for one-sixth of the world’s freshwater withdrawals, one-quarter of its wood harvest, and two-fifths of its material and energy, leaving ...

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Campuses get a 'Sustainable' Look Membership Required

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Rocky Mountain Institute (CO)
  • Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (DC)

Universities are often some of the bigger developers in communities, with construction of a new alumni center, dormitory, or research space always looming. But on many campuses nationwide, core groups ...

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The Mueller Report: Moving Beyond Sustainability Indicators to Sustainability Action at Penn State Membership Required

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The assignment that we gave ourselves was: Cut the ecological impact of Mueller Building in half while creating healthier working conditions for all building occupants. The analysis on the following ...

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Reducing UMKC Energy Consumption Using Occupancy Sensors Membership Required

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City (MO)

As part of a class sustainability project, Ms. Harrell conducted an energy consumption Cost Benefit Analysis of four older buildings on the University of Missouri Kansas City Volker Campus. She ...

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Learning by Living: The Berea College Deep Green Student Residence Membership Required

  • Berea College (KY)
  • Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects (MO)

The Berea College Deep Green Student Residence was envisioned from the very beginning to be a special building yet in keeping with the college's commitment to "Simple Living" meant ...

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Massachusetts Green High Performing Computing Center Membership Required

  • Harvard University (MA)

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts along with 5 research institutions in the Greater Boston area built a state of the art 377 square feet data center dedicated to research computing on ...

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Rainwater Harvesting and Green Wall in LEED Gold building Membership Required

  • Raritan Valley Community College (NJ)

RVCC has just built the Ray Bateman Center for Student Life and Leadership, which was built to LEED Gold Standards and opened in February 2014. It has a rainwater harvesting ...

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Engineering Innovation Building (EIB) | University of Arizona - Where Big Ideas Come to Life Membership Required

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

A collective team process to clearly state and re-identify "the users" as the main idea behind University of Arizona's Iconic Engineering Building. The users in lieu of Flexibility, Collaboration ...

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University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point LEED Gold Residence Hall Membership Required

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point constructed the Suites @ 201 to further its efforts and dedication to sustainability. It is a model for green building standards and energy efficiency. It aligns ...

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The University at Albany Liberty Terrace: Socially Conscious Building and Living Membership Required

  • University at Albany (NY)

Liberty Terrace is the newest Residence Hall on the University's uptown campus with 500 apartment-style units. The building utilizes a ground source heat pump to provide 100% of its ...

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Energy Efficiency at Valencia College: A Case Study of Retrofits and Building Automation, Green Construction, and Behavioral Savings Membership Required

  • Valencia College (FL)

Valencia College constructed 66 buildings between 1971 and 2012. Six buildings, 25% of total the college's 2.1 million square feet, were built to LEED Gold standards with energy ...

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University of Iowa Information Technology Facility Membership Required

  • University of Iowa (IA)

The University of Iowa (UI) Information Technology Facility is believed to be the first educational institution data center in the nation certified LEED Platinum, and is the first LEED Platinum ...

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Center for Design Research Membership Required

  • University of Kansas (KS)

The Center for Design Research, located on the site of the former historic Chamney Dairy Farm in Lawrence, Kansas, is a response to the emerging culture and support of sustainability ...

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BHCC Health and Wellness Center Membership Required

  • Bunker Hill Community College (MA)
  • DiNisco Design Partnership (MA)

The Health and Wellness Center at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a e 48,000 square-foot structure provides "smart classrooms," spacious offices, student study lounges, flexible state-of-the-art "sim" labs ...

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Galileo's Pavilion Membership Required

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)
  • University of Kansas (KS)

The goals of the Johnson County Community College Center for Sustainability, combined with the need for additional classrooms at the ever-expanding college, led to a unique opportunity to create inspired ...

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Southwest Recreation Center Expansion - University of Florida Membership Required

  • University of Florida (FL)

Southwest Recreation Center was expanded 2009-2010 and continues to be the most popular active recreation facility on the University of Florida campus. This facility is a modern laboratory for highly ...

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Sustainability and Integrated Campus Planning at UCLA Membership Required

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Planning at UCLA systematically uses the LEED rating system to advance campus sustainability goals and to challenge project design teams to achieve significant efficiencies on campus. The comprehensive nature of ...

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Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Membership Required

  • Wellesley College (MA)
  • Ann Beha Architects (MA)

Alumnae Hall has had little or no upgrades to HVAC systems and interior finishes since it was built in 1932. This project included a complete gut renovation of all building ...

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Payne Family Native American Center Membership Required

  • University of Montana (MT)

The Payne Family Native American Center, the first of its kind in the nation, is an excellent example of sustainability in practice. This symbolically rich building provides a place for ...

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Apogee Stadium Membership Required

  • University of North Texas (TX)
  • HKS Architects (TX)

Completed in fall 2011, the 30,000-seat Apogee Stadium is the first LEED Platinum collegiate football stadium in the world. The stadium features luxury suites, an amenity-filled club level, a ...

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Linde + Robinson Laboratory for Global Environmental Science Membership Required

  • California Institute of Technology (CA)
  • Architectural Resources Group (CA)

This groundbreaking project rehabilitated a 1932 astrophysics laboratory at Caltech into a cutting-edge center for research and instruction in global environmental science. The $35 million rehabilitation preserved the significant architectural ...

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Sabine Hall Science Building Membership Required

  • Richland College - DCCCD (TX)
  • Perkins+Will (NY)

Richland College, one of seven colleges of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), is dedicated to its mission of "teaching, learning and community building." Sabine Hall Science Building, its ...

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Water Conservation Strategies in LEED Residence Halls Membership Required

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Ayers Saint Gross (MD)

Emory University's water conservation goals are extensive and not only include reduced potable water use in our buildings but also across campus, effecting uses such as irrigation and physical ...

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Education Building Membership Required

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

This project renovated nearly 71,000 GSF of the existing Education Building including a 37,000 GSF replacement and a four story addition. This project also included the reconstruction of ...

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Alfred State's Net-Zero Energy Demonstration Home Membership Required

  • Alfred State College (NY)

Students in a variety of construction-related programs at Alfred State constructed a net-zero energy demonstration home as part of their coursework. The 2200 square foot home, which is located on ...

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Skidmore College's Innovative District Geothermal System Membership Required

  • Skidmore College (NY)

Skidmore College has utilized geothermal heating and cooling, a renewable energy, for several years now, beginning with the installations in our Northwoods Village residential apartments, then the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall ...

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Unity House Membership Required

  • Unity College (ME)
  • Thornton Tomasetti (ME)
  • Bensonwood Homes (NH)

Completed in 2008, the 1,937-square-foot, LEED Platinum Unity House is the on-campus home of Unity College's President. Unity House was designed and built with education in mind. It ...

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Pratt Institute - Myrtle Hall Membership Required

  • Pratt Institute (NY)

Pratt Institute partnered to obtain a vacant lot at the northern boundary of our campus in Brooklyn , that had been a Kentucky Fried Chicken. The lot is part of the ...

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Groundmaking: Class of 2010 Green Roof at Rensselaer Membership Required

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)

In the spring of 2011, after almost 16 months of planning, members from the entire Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute community joined hands in planting 18,000 small plants on a 6 ...

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Getting to Net- Zero Energy: Lessons Learned from a Living Building Challenge Membership Required

  • 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 ...

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Student Services Building Membership Required

  • The University of Texas at Dallas (TX)
  • Perkins+Will (NY)

The new LEED Platinum certified Student Services Building (SSB) serves as a "one-stop-shop" destination for all student service activities offering 14 departments under one roof. The building design improves the ...

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EcoDorm Membership Required

  • Warren Wilson College (NC)

EcoDorm is a living laboratory of sustainability. It was designed by a committee of students, staff, and faculty- with guidance from an outside architect- who researched and evaluated environmental, social ...

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The Bagley Classroom: Supporting environmental and outdoor learning at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Membership Required

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
  • Salmela Architect (MN)

The Bagley Classroom supports learning in a 55-acre natural preserve within the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. The Bagley Nature Area has taught and inspired students about the natural environment ...

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Applied Research and Development Building Membership Required

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Northern Arizona University's Applied Research and Development building is a LEED Platinum building that is home to a wide range of research organizations and stakeholders both from NAU and ...

  • Posted 6 years, 5 months ago
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1702 - green dorm project Membership Required

  • Pratt Institute (NY)

The Living Lab 1702 project began in Spring 2009 as an interdisciplinary studio course focused on sustainability. The goal: to challenge the students understanding of green design in order to ...

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Berndt Hall Reconstruction for Biology Membership Required

  • Fort Lewis College (CO)

Berndt Hall Reconstruction for Biology removed the middle of an existing 1-story section of the Berndt Hall building and replaced it with a basement, main level, and second floor with ...

  • Posted 6 years, 5 months ago
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