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Sustainable Buildings: Utilizing BOMA BEST (Green Globes EB in Canada) to Enhance the Sustainable Operations of Your Campus Membership Required

  • University of Alberta (AB)

As part of The University of Alberta´s institutional Sustainability Plan we build all our new buildings to LEED or Green Globes standards. But as we operate and manage ± 200 ...

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Exploring LEED-EB: O+M for A Smarter, Healthier and More Efficient Campus: Lessons Learned at Portland State University Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Green Building Services (OR)

Portland State University is working on multiple fronts to institutionalize sustainable operations and support the campus goal of carbon neutrality by 2040. In 2015, PSU became a founding signatory of ...

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Capitalizing on Local Renewable Resources for Campus Energy Needs: The Williams Lake Campus Bio-Mass System Membership Required

  • Thompson Rivers University (BC)

Campuses across North America are increasingly looking to renewable energy sources to help reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and provide reliable and consistent energy costs. Each university has different ...

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Sustainable and Comprehensive Utilities and Energy Management Membership Required

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Texas A&M University embarked on a comprehensive program, in 2002, to better understand and improve operational efficiency and effectiveness of campus facilities. The result has been a decrease in campus ...

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Green Roof Strategies for Success: Making It Work Beyond the First Year Membership Required

  • New York University (NY)

Green roof failures are all too common, often leading to expensive replacement plantings, unmet aesthetic expectations, and invasive plant problems. In the fall of 2011, a 3,700 square foot ...

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Key Facilities Metrics; Gateway Survey for Collegiate Improvements Membership Required

  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (DC)

For the third year, the joint APPA/NACUBO 'Key Facilities Benchmark' survey is being offered and results will be highlighted. The five simple measures instigated by the NACUBO Sustainability Advisory ...

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Healthy Materials: Agents of Change Membership Required

  • Bruner/Cott Architects (MA)

Building materials can create adverse effects in built and natural environments. In addition to depleting natural resources and causing pollution, certain materials expose us to harmful chemicals. Advocating for transparency ...

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Greeks Go Green Membership Required

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

Greeks Going Green is a collaborative project with the student government at the University of Nebraska, which aims to show people that through simple actions, they have the power to ...

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Beyond LEED - are sustainability codes ready for primetime? Membership Required

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • Hord Coplan Macht (MD)

Since the advent of LEED, there have been a plethora of green rating systems and now codes that have been written to quantify sustainable building practices. How are states and ...

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Together we are Building Sustainability' - An Outreach Framework for LEED EB Projects Membership Required

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Though most college and university sustainability offices are charged with both improving operational efficiency AND increasing sustainability literacy and engagement, we often overlook opportunities to serve these missions concurrently in ...

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The Wildcat Waste Challenge: A Collaboration Between Student Programs, University Libraries, and Facilities Management Membership Required

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Two significant barriers to increased recycling rates are confusion surrounding what is and is not recyclable and the convenience factor of waste disposal. Many students view recycling as a confusing ...

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Data Driven Decision Making and Design: A Case Study Membership Required

  • New York University (NY)

The new reality is academic institutions must do more with less, whether that be decreased funding or lack of physical space. The transformation of 370 Jay Street located in Downtown ...

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Prioritizing Infrastructure Upgrades: Highlighting Shippensburg University's Success Membership Required

  • Sightlines (CT)
  • Shippensburg University (PA)

Nationwide trends indicate that capital funding at public institutions has stagnated for the past 7 years, at rates significantly below private institutions' funding levels. In response to shortfalls, public institutions ...

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Using Real-Time Campus Data to Explore Management and Behavior: Introduction to Teaching with Building Dashboard Technologies Membership Required

  • Oberlin College (OH)

Many schools have adopted resource-use visualization 'dashboards' that provide real-time feedback on energy and water use in campus buildings. Parallel use of this technology for student engagement and facilities management ...

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Leveraging Portfolio Manager and ENERGY STAR on Campus Membership Required

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)

Portfolio Manager and ENERGY STAR remain largely untapped resources in the higher education sector. Come to this session to learn about how some leading edge schools are capitalizing on our ...

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The Living Building at Georgia Tech - A Campus-Wide Engagement Approach Membership Required

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

In partnership with The Kendeda Fund, Georgia Tech will build a fully certified Living Building Challenge 3.0 building to support instruction, research, campus engagement, and community outreach on its ...

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Implementing a LED Lighting Program Across a Major University Campus Membership Required

  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Pearl Street LED Lighting Systems (NJ)

Princeton University has begun the execution of a program to convert their entire campus to LED lighting. This lighting efficiency program is in support of the Universities sustainability initiatives and ...

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Outlooks for a More Sustainable Building Stock Membership Required

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

Despite all progress made in this domain, the building stock is still at its infancy when it comes to achieving zero environmental impact and zero fossil fuels utilization. The harnessing ...

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The Seven Secrets of How Nature Designs: how to apply the lessons of biomimicry to your business Membership Required

  • EcoDistricts (OR)

Twenty years ago, no one would have believed that any company without a website would not be in business in the future. Today, you may not believe that any company ...

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The importance of campus building sub-metering for determining energy consumption and the effects of efficiency improvements Membership Required

  • Stony Brook University (NY)
  • FLEXIM Americas Corporation (NY)

Sub-metering campus buildings for energy consumption of cooling and heating is necessary to determine how much energy a building is consuming. It is the starting point for any building conservation ...

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Sustainable Campus Development: Campuses Go Green: Colleges and universities take environmentally responsible design to new levels Membership Required

  • Society for College and University Planning (MI)
  • AASHE (PA)

Three projects profiled here exemplify that next level: a new campus designed for sustainability from first principles, an academic building now proving itself under the Living Building Challenge, and a ...

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Communities of Opportunity: Smart Growth Strategies For Colleges and Universities Membership Required

  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (DC)
  • Ayers Saint Gross (MD)

This publication provides an overview of smart growth strategies and the better outcomes that these strategies have yielded when adopted by colleges and universities and communities across the country. It ...

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UCSB and Campus Sustainability Group Come to Agreement Membership Required

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

This article describes an agreement regarding University of California, Santa Barbara's Long Range Development Plan between the University and Sustainable University Now (SUN), a coalition of community organizations). The ...

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Harvard to limit greenhouse gas emissions in new Allston construction Membership Required

  • Harvard University (MA)

This article describes Harvard University's agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions from new buildings constructed on its Allston campus. The agreement between the University and the Executive Office of ...

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Can Urban University Expansion and Sustainable Development Co-Exist?: A Case Study in Progress on Columbia University Membership Required

  • Albany Law School of Union University (NY)
  • Columbia University (NY)

This article uses the expansion of Columbia University as a case study to demonstrate the difficulty in labeling projects as "sustainable" or "unsustainable" when key stakeholders view the process and ...

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Columbia Announces Deal on Its 17-Acre Expansion Plan Membership Required

  • Columbia University (NY)

This article describes an agreement relating to the Columbia University's plans to expand its campus in Harlem. Among other things, the university committed to contribute $20 million to start ...

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Safety Advancement Program Membership Required

  • Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (IN)

CSHEMA’s Safety Advancement Program is designed to help colleges, universities, and other campus environments assess and address health and safety performance. At the core of the Safety Advancement Program ...

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Sustainability and Built Environment: The role of Higher Education in Architecture and Building Engineering Membership Required

The sustainability paradigm implies a cultural shift in order to really change the world and society. Education, and specifically higher education, plays the crucial role of preparing students to be ...

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Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer Performance and Energy Use Tests Membership Required

  • University of California, Riverside (CA)

During fall 2015 and winter 2016, staff and students from the University of California , Riverside Office of Sustainability evaluated three energy efficient Ultra Low Temperature Freezers. This study tested the ...

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SUNY Cortland Grounds Initiatives Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Cortland (NY)

Located on the edge of a sensitive aquifer, SUNY Cortland’s Student Life Center uses bio-swales, strategically planted native vegetation and permeable pavement to control storm runoff. The campus maintains ...

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Hands-On LEED: Guiding College Student Engagement Membership Required

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

As college and university leaders from across the United States work to green their campuses, students can and should play a critical role. Hands-On LEED: Guiding College Student Engagement explains ...

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Energy Efficient Residence Hall Membership Required

  • Unity College (ME)

Unity College completed a new two-story, 18,200-square-foot, 76-bed residence hall in August 2016. The ADA-compliant building houses incoming freshmen and features multiple common spaces for group studying, private bathrooms ...

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Stanford Photos for Top Performer Categories Membership Required

  • Stanford University (CA)

Below are some photos that capture sustainability on Stanford's campus in the four categories in Research, Buildings, Water, and Diversity & Affordability.

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Green Garage at Cornell University Membership Required

  • Cornell University (NY)

In July 2015, Cornell University’s Forest Home Parking Garage became one of seven parking garages to receive the first Green Garage Certification from the Green Parking Council. Cornell was ...

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UVic Administrative Services Building LEED Gold Membership Required

  • University of Victoria (BC)

University of Victoria's Administrative Services Building LEED Gold

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American University SCI Photos Membership Required

  • American University (DC)
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Summer 2016 - St. John's University upgraded 41,000 lamps and 6,000 fixtures to LED Membership Required

  • Saint John's University (NY)

Summer 2016 St. John's University invested $1.4 million to upgrade 41,000 lamps and 6,000 light fixtures to LED technology. Highlights of the project include: 1. Utility ...

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Pomona College: Sustainable by Design and Practice Membership Required

  • Pomona College (CA)

The Millikan building at Pomona College achieved LEED Platinum certification and is the first U.S. higher education building to feature the LEED Dynamic Plaque™. Situated on the wall in ...

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Green Buildings at CSU, Sacramento Membership Required

  • California State University, Sacramento (CA)

Students walking in front of the campus Academic Information Resource building.

The American River Courtyard Student Housing building at Sacramento State is a LEED Gold certified building, featuring an automatic ...

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UBC Sustainability - CIRS Building Membership Required

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

CIRS was conceived as a building in which to push the envelope of sustainable design by integrating passive design strategies with innovative sustainable technologies.

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Climate Ready BU - Assessing the Campus for the Impacts of Climate Change Membership Required

  • Boston University (MA)

Much of the Boston University campuses are located less than five feet above today's high tide. With projections for sea level rise a cause for concern this century, the ...

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Energy Initiatives at Mohawk College Membership Required

  • Mohawk College (ON)

Applied wind and solar energy projects at the Fennell Campus of Mohawk College support teaching, learning and research on campus.

PV Solar panels on the roof of the David Braley ...

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The Learning Exchange Membership Required

  • Mohawk College (ON)

The Learning Exchange is LEED® Gold Certified, incorporating technologies that reduce the building’s overall energy consumption. Building systems are exposed to create a living lab for Engineering Technology students ...

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Mohawk Energy Research Centre Membership Required

  • Mohawk College (ON)

An Engineering Technology student monitors a solar panel as part of the Mohawk Energy Research Centre (MERC).

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Peacock Hall photovoltaic array Membership Required

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Appalachian State University currently has 17 renewable energy projects on or near campus, with plans to double the amount of energy generated by renewables in the near future.

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Sustainable facility development: perceived benefits and challenges Membership Required

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

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The purpose of this paper is to assess the perceived benefits and challenges of implementing sustainable initiatives in collegiate recreational sports facilities. Additionally, this paper intends to contribute to ...

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New System Can Help Save Water with a Couple of Clicks Membership Required

  • University of California, Merced (CA)

Quick-response codes are posted in each restroom in SSM so people can submit repair requests just by scanning with their smart phones.

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SUNY Polytechnic Institute Building Energy Dashboard Membership Required

  • State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (NY)
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Tour of Residence Hall Rooftop Solar Membership Required

  • Babson College (MA)

Sustainability Office staff and interns touring new rooftop solar thermal system.

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Stanford's Building Sustainability Rating System Membership Required

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford's building sustainability rating system recognizes buildings that are meeting their performance targets and motivates occupants to reduce their environmental footprint to improve their building's performance score.

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This tab provides access to data collected through AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS enables meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community. Additional content and advanced benchmarking tools will be added to this tab over time.

Programs and Initiatives

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Scores

The following link connects to the Score Display on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

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Veritiv

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8760 Engineering

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Arup

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Brightworks Sustainability

Portland, OR
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Seattle, WA
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Delta M Incorporated

Milton, ON
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FXFOWLE Architects

New York, NY
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Glumac

Portland, OR
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Greenbank Associates

Piedmont, CA
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Green Building Services

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Hord Coplan Macht

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Max-R

Sussex, WI
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Miller Hull Partnership

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Quinn Evans Architects

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SCA Tissue

Philadelphia, PA
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SCA is a leading global hygiene products company that develops and produces sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products. Tork, a global brand of SCA, is a market leader and committed partner to customers in over 100 countries.

SEQUIL Systems Inc

Delray Beach, FL
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