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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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

  • St. John's University, New York (NY)

In 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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Business Instructional Facility Solar Array at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Membership Required

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
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Harnessing the Power of Solar Membership Required

  • University of California, Merced (CA)

The Science and Engineering Building 2 features solar panels on the outside to help power the building and provide shade during the hottest months.

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Spartan Treasure Hunt Membership Required

  • Michigan State University (MI)

In these photos, Michigan State University facilities employees observe equipment while participating in a Spartan Treasure Hunt.

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AAS in Sustainability Technologies

  • Cape Fear Community College (NC)

The Sustainability Technologies program is designed to prepare students to meet the challenges of the new energy economy. The program’s three focus areas – Sustainability, Renewable Energy, and Buildings – overlap ...

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Professional Certificate in Sustainability for Existing Buildings

  • George Mason University (VA)

The non-credit Professional Certificate in Sustainability for Existing Buildings focuses on the importance of sustainability in the operation of existing buildings. This program is specifically focused on the principles of ...

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Net Zero Water Planning Toolkit Membership Required

  • Brendle Group (CO)

The Net Zero Water (NZW) Planning Toolkit is intended to standardize and simplify water analysis and planning, while also maximizing economic returns and environmental benefits. The toolkit includes four phases ...

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Northern Arizona University Energy Mentor Program Membership Required

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This is a how-to guide for higher education institutions who wish to carry out behavior based energy conservation programs. The guide is based on a program that has been implemented ...

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Achieving Carbon Neutrality at UCSB by 2025: A Critical Analysis of Technological and Financial Strategies Membership Required

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

In 2013, University of California (UC) President Janet Napolitano established the Carbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI), a commitment to eliminate all Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025. As one ...

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A Qualitative Study of Motivation and Influences for Academic Green Building Developments in Australian Universities Membership Required

  • Macquarie University (NSW)
  • La Trobe University (Victoria)

Green building projects have been adopted by many universities in Australia as part of their renovation and expansion. In order to investigate the motivations of academic decision makers to invest ...

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Energy Performance of Campus LEED Buildings: Implications for Green Building and Energy Policy Membership Required

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

Many university campuses in the United States are working toward their sustainable goals by adopting energy or green building policies, which require Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification ...

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Critical Issues in Facilities Management: Energy Efficiencies Membership Required

  • Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) (VA)

Energy Efficiencies is an anthology of 15 chapters and an extensive resource list on topics related to campus energy management and conservation.

Contents:

  • Financing the Future: How Green Revolving Funds ...
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Critical Issues in Facilities Management: Environmental Sustainability Membership Required

  • Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) (VA)

Environmental Sustainability is an anthology of 14 chapters and an extensive resource list on topics related to campus sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Contents:

  • Sustainability and Higher Education, A [Hypothetical] Love ...
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Environmental Compliance Assistance Guide for Colleges and Universities Membership Required

  • Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) (VA)
  • Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (IN)

This second edition of Environmental Compliance Assistance Guide for Colleges and Universities updates the key environmental rules and regulations affecting physical surroundings of our campuses. Facilities and campus safety professional ...

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Evaluating Institutional Green Building Policies: A Mixed-Methods Approach Membership Required

  • McMaster University (ON)

Sustainable or green building practices have been adopted recently by many higher education institutions for their new campus buildings and major renovations. To date, no formal study has been conducted ...

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ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings College Course Materials Package Membership Required

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)

The ENERGY STAR college-level course, Introduction to Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Through EPA's ENERGY STAR Program, gives students practical, hands-on experience with commercial building energy efficiency. This course was ...

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Net Impact Energy Efficiency Project Membership Required

  • Saint Joseph's University (PA)
  • Net Impact (CA)
  • The Saint Joseph's University Net Impact Undergraduate chapter has been collaborating with R World Energy Solutions—a sustainable energy consultant to business—over the past year in order to ...

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UCSC Climate & Energy Strategy- A Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality by 2025 Membership Required

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Over the past 18 months, UCSC has been implementing a process to develop a comprehensive Climate and Energy Strategy (CES) to support its goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2025 ...

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The Cinnamon Roll Challenge: Promoting Reductions in Energy Consumption Through Energy Dashboards and Behavioral Influence Membership Required

  • Rice University (TX)

With an understanding of buildings as major sources of energy waste, our team set out to reduce student consumption in dorm rooms, the area that we have the most control ...

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Improving the High-Rise Life Membership Required

  • Rice University (TX)

Our paper analyzed various "green" methods for a hypothetical future dorm on Rice University's campus in Houston, Texas. The cumulation of a semester's work, this project delved into ...

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Eco-friendly Lighting at the Smith College Museum of Art Membership Required

  • Smith College (MA)

Beginning in 2014, after several years of study and preparation, the Smith College Museum of Art replaced all of the incandescent lights in galleries, classrooms, and other displays with energy-efficient ...

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First Student Sustainability Symposium Membership Required

  • Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)
  • New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJ)

Innovation of Sustainable Communities was a unique symposium organized by students who are passionate about sustainability. Anyone who shares the same passion with them, was welcome to attend! The symposium ...

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Ohio University's Professional Development Program for the Advancement of Sustainability Membership Required

  • Ohio University (OH)

Ohio University's Office of Sustainability designed a Professional Development Program to advance the university's sustainability profile, particularly with its built environment. On a monthly basis staff from Architecture ...

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Doubling Energy Efficiency at the University of Michigan by 2030

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Johnson Controls, Inc (WI)

Approximately 84 million Americans spend their days in colleges, universities, and public or private primary and secondary schools. The commercial building sector, which includes educational institutions, accounts for 18.44 ...

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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).

Buildings Partners

Veritiv

Sandy Springs, GA
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8760 Engineering

St. Louis, MO
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Energy Master Planning / Metering / Retrofits, Advanced Cx, Retro-Cx and Central Plant Optimization.

Arup

New York, NY
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BNIM Architects

Kansas City, MO
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Brightworks Sustainability

Portland, OR
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Buildpulse

Seattle, WA
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Delta M Incorporated

Milton, ON
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Delta M provides improved air quality within your current capital outlay - our filters cost the same as other quality filters on the market, but with added features that improves the air you breathe and diverts 100% of filter waste from landfills.

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

Portland, OR
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GreenerU

Watertown, MA
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Hord Coplan Macht

Baltimore, MD
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Max-R

Sussex, WI
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Max-R is the innovator of the customized waste and recycling bin.

Miller Hull Partnership

Seattle, WA
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Nitsch Engineering

Boston, MA
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nora systems, Inc.

Salem, NH
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Quinn Evans Architects

Washington, DC
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SEQUIL Systems Inc

Delray Beach, FL
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The University Financing Foundation, Inc.

Kennesaw, GA
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Tork, an Essity brand

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.