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Starting with small energy conservation projects leads to huge energy conservation success Membership Required

  • University of Rochester (NY)

The University of Rochester has many competing demands for funding. In the early 2000’s energy projects were managed by individual facilities departments with typically less than $40,000 expended ...

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Solar Energy Justice in Portland Membership Required

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)

Project Description We are two Environmental Studies majors pursuing a project to put solar panels on affordable housing in Portland. We are working with Central City Concern (CCC) to put ...

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Study to Reduce Peak Electrical Demand Charges for the John C. Hodges Library Membership Required

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The goal of this project is to design electrical and thermal storage systems that will reduce electrical consumption during periods of peak demand and thereby save the University money in ...

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NC State University Facilities, Academic Affairs Collaborate For Summer Energy Savings Membership Required

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

A hot, humid North Carolina summer isn’t when you might expect NC State University to save nearly $900 a day in avoided energy costs. But thanks to a new ...

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A Strategy for Energy Performance Analysis at the Early Design Stage: Predicted vs. Actual Building Energy Performance Membership Required

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Developments in information technology are providing methods to improve current design practices, where uncertainties about various design elements can be simulated and studied from the design inception. Energy and thermal ...

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Going Geothermal: The Project Dedication Video Membership Required

  • Ball State University (IN)

True to our tradition of innovation, Ball State continues to be revolutionary and responsible. We are creating the nation's largest ground-source, closed-loop district geothermal energy system, benefiting both the ...

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M. Arch. with a Concentration in Sustainable Architecture

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)

The Concentration builds on the regular M.Arch I curriculum, with specialized sustainable architecture classes in the advanced studio and elective course offerings. The subject matter is designed to give ...

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PACES: A Physical Activity Campus Environmental Supports Audit on University Campuses Membership Required

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Kansas State University (KS)
  • Purdue University (IN)
  • South Dakota State University (SD)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Central Office (NJ)
  • Syracuse University (NY)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • East Carolina University (NC)
  • University of Rhode Island (RI)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • West Virginia University (WV)
  • University of Maine (ME)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Purpose. This study evaluated the policy and built and recreation environmental supports for physical activity on 13 university campuses.

Design. Environmental audit survey.

Setting. Thirteen U.S. universities, 2009.

Subjects ...

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Minor in Sustainable Design

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (PA)

This minor requires 6 courses, including Building Materials I, Sustainability: Building and Living Green, Passive Design and BIM, and 3 sustainable design minor electives.

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Building Science and Sustainable Design (BS)

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (PA)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Building Science and Sustainable Design promotes a healthier, more energy efficient way to build which reduces negative environmental impacts and slows the depletion of ...

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National Sustainable Structures Center Membership Required

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (PA)

NSSC (formerly the Weatherization Training Center) was established in 1985 as a result of a partnership between Penn College and the PA Department of Community & Economic Development. NSSC’s ...

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Institute for Sustainable Design Membership Required

  • Cooper Union (NY)

The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design seeks to provide the greater Cooper Union community—architects, engineers and artists—with the cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills that are necessary to create ...

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Going Geothermal At Ball State University Membership Required

  • Ball State University (IN)

Ball State University has created the nation’s largest ground-source, closed-loop district geothermal energy system, benefiting the statewide social, economic and environmental context.

The system’s implementation demonstrates that geothermal ...

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Rutgers Center for Green Building Membership Required

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)

Housed at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, the Rutgers Center for Green Building, forms a common umbrella for existing and proposed initiatives being carried out ...

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Are Employers Seeking Sustainability Literate Graduates? Membership Required

  • Higher Education Academy (York)

Using structured questionnaires and follow-­up semi‐structured telephone interviews, this study seeks to establish to what extent adoption of the sustainability agenda within higher education and built environment organisations ...

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LEED Certification of Campus Buildings - A Cost-Benefit Approach Membership Required

This is the first comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) buildings certified within the higher education sector. 16 institutions of higher education (IHEs) were surveyed ...

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Center for Energy Research/Education/Service Membership Required

  • Ball State University (IN)

The Center for Energy Research/Education/Service (CERES) at Ball State University, is an interdisciplinary academic support unit focused on issues related to energy and resource use, alternatives and conservation ...

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ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Membership Required

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is an online tool you can use to measure and track energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. Use it to benchmark the ...

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New Energy for Campuses: Energy-Saving Policies for Colleges and Universities Membership Required

  • Energy Action Coalition

New Energy for Campuses highlights more than 30 universities in 24 states that have implemented a range of programs including improving the energy efficiency of classrooms, putting solar panels on ...

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Leading Techniques for Energy Savings in Colleges and Universities Membership Required

  • Schneider Electric (TX)

This paper describes how building automation products and services can reduce energy costs at colleges and universities. It outlines proven techniques to achieve energy conservation results with an attractive return ...

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Connecting Sustainability with Design and Construction: The Project Managers Professional Development Program Membership Required

  • Ohio University (OH)

The Office of Sustainability at Ohio University realized there was a disconnect between our office and others on campus that play direct roles in the sustainability of the institution. In ...

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Building Sustainability: A Holistic Approach to Evaluations and Retrofits Membership Required

  • University of Virginia (VA)

This case study will focus on a replicable model of how a technically-focused retro-commissioning and energy/water reduction program for individual existing buildings can be expanded into a holistic and ...

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Reimagining the 21st Century Research Library Membership Required

  • BNIM Architects (MO)
  • Integral Group (CA)

The university is transforming; the ivory tower is shifting towards a porous campus. How do you transform a library of books into a trans-disciplinary hub for collaboration and innovation? As ...

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Sustainability Challenges and Triumphs at a West African University: Waste, Water, Energy Land, and New Construction Membership Required

  • American University of Nigeria (Adamawa,)

Sustainability has been a high priority at the American University of Nigeria (AUN),for more than three years.The fastest progress has been in waste management; AUN was spending more ...

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Net Zero Energy: The Growing National Landscape + Profiles from Three Institutions Membership Required

  • 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 ...

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Living Buildings as Inspirational Catalysts Membership Required

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • Simon Fraser University (BC)
  • Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects (MO)
  • International Living Future Institute (WA)

Living Buildings must not only meet rigorous performance standards for net-positive energy & water, healthy environments and elimination of toxic materials, they also provide feedback to their community to teach ...

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Zero Net Energy Tiny Houses: A Campus Sustainable Housing Solution Membership Required

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The THIMBY (Tiny House in My Backyard) Student Group from UC Berkeley will be presenting on the design process of building a pilot, zero net energy tiny house on a ...

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Implementing the LEED Lab Program on Your Campus: Exploring Different Contexts Membership Required

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

This session will address planning, implementing, and executing a LEED Lab program on campus while engaging as many stakeholders as possible. LEED Lab is a multidisciplinary immersion course utilizing the ...

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Building Better Homes: University of Arizona’s Residential Sustainability Program Membership Required

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This presentation is focused on residential education. Components of the University of Arizona's (UA) on-campus sustainability program will be briefly discussed. The presenters will specifically discuss replicable and successful ...

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Using LEED-EBOM 4 for Smeal Business Building and LEED Campus to Launch LEED for the Pennsylvania State University Park Campus Membership Required

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Leonardo Academy (WI)

This presentation addresses how a campus can use the implementation of LEED-EBOM version 4 for one building and LEED Campus to launch LEED campus wide. The project shows how undergraduate ...

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LED-ing the way to greenhouse gas reduction goals Membership Required

  • New York University (NY)

Are you 'in the dark' about LED lighting? It's the next best thing in energy efficient lighting that can achieve energy savings of 80-90%. The switch to LEDs as ...

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Tinkham Veale University Center - A Beacon of Student Activity and Sustainability at Case Western Reserve University Membership Required

  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)
  • Perkins+Will (NY)

In 2011 Case Western Reserve University and Perkins+Will began the process that would ultimately result in the completion of the Tinkham Veale University Center. Both CWRU and Perkins+Will ...

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The Tiny House at the Tiny College: Design and Assessment of Sustainable Micro-Housing Alternatives Membership Required

  • Randolph College (VA)

The 'Tiny House' movement is an architectural and social phenomenon that promotes simple living in small homes. Depending on the design, a Tiny House may offer a sustainable housing option ...

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A Better Business Building' - Penn State and Leonardo Academy Connect Students, Faculty, and Facilities through LEED for Existing Buildings and LEED Campus Membership Required

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Leonardo Academy (WI)

Learn how students, faculty, and facility management staff worked together to transform the sustainability of the Smeal Business Building at Penn State through LEED-EBOM. The project served as a model ...

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Making Green Cleaning Stick: The Journey to Green Seal Standards Membership Required

  • Muskegon Community College (MI)
  • Western Michigan University (MI)

LEED V4 now recognizes custodial programs certified under one of the following: Green Seal's Environmental Standard for Commercial Cleaning Services (GS-42); or International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) Cleaning Industry ...

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Greening the Sciences at Colorado College Membership Required

  • Colorado College (CO)

As members of the Sustainability Council at Colorado College, we learned that science buildings use far more energy for their size than other buildings on a college campus. So we ...

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How Connected Buildings Close The Gap Between People and Technology and Enable Opportunities for Energy Efficiency Membership Required

  • Lucid (CA)

People spend 90% of their lives in buildings, which are responsible for the consumption of two-thirds of the world's electricity. Yet the technologies we use to manage buildings today ...

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ENOS, is an energy Operating System, that integrates Big Data, Open Source Software and Hardware and the Internet of Things. Membership Required

  • Amzur Technologies (FL)

Historically utility billing, campus infrastructure, Building Management Systems and Sustainability Reporting have consisted of siloed data and information systems and distinct stakeholders that rarely share a common understanding of organizational ...

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Heating Up Sustainable Design on a Small College Campus: Designing an Educational and Functional Net-Zero Warming Hut Membership Required

  • Carleton College (MN)

In the winter term of 2014, Carleton College developed a class entitled 'Systems Approaches to Sustainability' to merge a variety of perspectives in sustainability and teach interdisciplinary, systems thinking when ...

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Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Life Long Learning inspired by a Sustainable Building Course in Costa Rica Membership Required

  • Colorado State University (CO)

This case study introduces a study-abroad program in Costa Rica, which focuses on Sustainable Building Practices. During the past two years, Colorado State University (CSU) and EARTH University formed a ...

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Tiny House College Life: No Dorm, No Debt, No Environmental Degradation Membership Required

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Why wait to be sustainable? Why pay excessive room and board while having a stagnant, unyielding carbon footprint? The tiny house movement is growing in strength as this life style ...

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Lessons from Germany to the US 4: Building Standards Membership Required

  • Grinnell College (IA)

What is a 'green' building exactly, and why is it important to build in this way? Colleges and universities possess limited funds, and must consider many issues and interest groups ...

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The Trans-formative Power of the Living Building Challenge Membership Required

  • Natural Sustainability (MA)

Presented by a certified ambassador of the ILFI, this session will introduce the Living Building Challenge and provide for questions & discussion. The Living Building Challenge is the built environment ...

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Accepting the Challenge: Living Building Challenge in Higher Education Membership Required

  • Hampshire College (MA)
  • Smith College (MA)
  • Williams College (MA)

Living Building Challenge is a relatively new sustainable building standard launched in 2006 with the purpose of raising the bar in green building. In the words of LBC, it challenges ...

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Diverse Perspectives: The University of Utah’s Innovative Law School Membership Required

  • University of Utah (UT)
  • SmithGroupJJR (MI)

On completion in March 2015, the University of Utah SJ Quinney College of Law’s 156,000 SF new building will represent an entirely new development in legal education that ...

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Knight Law Center: A Case for LEED EBOM on Campus Membership Required

  • University of Oregon (OR)

In 2011, the University of Oregon began the process of certifying an existing facility using LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (EBOM). Many campuses across the United States have ...

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Building a Strong Core: Sustainability in a University Sports Complex Membership Required

  • University of Denver (CO)

The Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness at the University of Denver opened in 1999 and is a 440,000 square foot athletics, recreation and entertainment complex. Directly ...

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Green Renovations Checklist: Developing Institution-Specific Green Guidelines Membership Required

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The University of California system requires building projects (renovations and new construction) valued at or above $5 million to achieve at least a LEED certification level of Silver. While this ...

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What Do the New Energy Codes and LEED V4 Mean for Campus Planning? Membership Required

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)

The 2012 International Building Codes (IBC) and LEED v4 are upping the ante for new construction campus projects. In Colorado, state building projects, including University of Colorado buildings, are designed ...

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Constructed Places, Contemplation and Wellness Membership Required

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Mindfulness and other contemplative practices are beginning to thrive in college classrooms and campuses across the country. The quest for health and wellness is a priority for students living in ...

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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.

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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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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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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.