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Green Art + Environmental Design: Collaborations through Research Service Learning Membership Required

Art and environmental design should be powerful and integral aspects of sustainability education, though they are often excluded from comprehensive discussions that include science, technology, economics, society and politics. Successful ...

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Notes from the Field: Living Learning Center Membership Required

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 ...

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The East Carolina University & Pitt Community College Partnership in the North Carolina Sustainable Building Design Competition: A Catalyst for Team-Building and Sustainable Learning Membership Required

The North Carolina Sustainable Building Design Competition (NCSBDC) has engaged teams of students from UNC 4-year institutions and community colleges in the design of sustainable residential structures annually since 2001 ...

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Green, Across the Campus and Across the Curriculum Membership Required

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) supports the integration of green building and sustainability projects across higher education campuses and curriculum. With students and educators now living and working ...

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Return on Investment: Economic Report on Warren Wilson College's Green Building Initiative Membership Required

Warren Wilson College (WWC) enacted a green building policy this past year in line with the College and University Presidents Climate Commitment that states all future buildings and renovations will ...

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Engaging Students in Sustainable Design Through Community-Based Learning Membership Required

The preparation of students for advanced design of high performance buildings through an integrative interdisciplinary approach should allow them to ground theory and principles in applied projects. New and existing ...

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LEED-EB Case Studies Implementing Sustainable Practices through Project Documentation and Certification Membership Required

Documenting sustainable operations for LEED-EB Certification elicits the expertise and involvement from numerous campus departments, off-campus professional organizations and building occupants. In this presentation will share how project teams were ...

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Field Documentation and Survey of Bamboo Structures Membership Required

Development of sustainable construction materials is growing, with research and construction being initiated worldwide. Structural applications of indigenous material resources such as bamboo are an integral part of sustainable development ...

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LEED Certification Assessment Project: Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions, University of South Florida Membership Required

This project was conducted as part of the Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities class in the spring 2008. The objective of this class was to understand infrastructure management, green design ...

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Crystallized Pedagogy: Designing Green Buildings to Teach Membership Required

Education is a key component in the success of the green building movement, and what better teaching tool than green buildings themselves? This poster presentation highlights the executive director of ...

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When Sustainable Building Practices Meet Reality: The Design and Construction of a Deep Green, Southern Living Magazine, Showcase Home at Furman University. Membership Required

When the promise of millions of dollars in marketing and advertising opportunity from Southern living Magazine (7th largest circulation in USA) is merged with Furman University's desire for a ...

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A Case Study in Partnership and Collaboration: The Home Depot Smart Home at Duke University Membership Required

The presentation will focus on the Home Depot Smart Home as a case study of the integration and collaboration of an Institution's administration, faculty, students, and the design team ...

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Greening Operations & Maintenance: Implementing LEED for Existing Buildings in a Campus Setting Membership Required

While many campuses cite new LEED certified buildings as evidence of their commitment to sustainability, the higher education sector has been slow to adopt the US Green Building Council's ...

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Assessing the Eco-Cottage Legacy at Furman University Membership Required

Since 2001, Furman University's 8-person Eco-Cottage has provided students the opportunity to measure their environmental impact and learn ways to minimize it. Started experimentally, the cottage has become a ...

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EcoBox - Think Outside it - then Build Inside it, Next to it, and On Top of it. Membership Required

Many of the technologies needed to create sustainable environments are neither new nor difficult, but you just have to use them. This presentation will start with the premise of having ...

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Linking Difference, Defining Action: Sustainable Living on Campus Membership Required

The signing of institutional commitments by American colleges and universities to advance sustainability and become carbon-neutral parallels the trend seen in the last decade toward creating sustainable campus housing. Similar ...

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A Small-Scale Approach to Campus Climate Neutrality: Existing Buildings Membership Required

One of the most provocative environmental initiatives to arise in recent years is the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, through which over 500 university presidents have agreed to ...

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Less is More: EKU's New Science Building is Right-Sized and Sustainable Membership Required

Eastern Kentucky University evaluated their existing science facilities, spread between 3 out-dated buildings (constructed between 1880 and late 1960"s). After going through a careful process, EKU decided to relocate ...

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Developing a Sustainable Campus: A Tale of Two Buildings Membership Required

This presentation will discuss how the design and construction of two new buildings - each tracking to achieve LEED Platinum certification - are proving to be transformative for college curriculum, campus operations ...

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Winthrop University: Regenerative Design Membership Required

A recent master plan moved the core of campus to a new location. The first building completed is the "West Center." This building pays homage to the 1915 building it ...

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Winthrop University's West Center: Pursuing LEED: A Vision for a Sustainable Future Membership Required

The new Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center includes a blend of spaces for the education of students in Health, Physical Education, Sport Management and Recreational career ...

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Schoolcraft College Biomedical Technology Center - New Technologies Integrated with Sustainable Features Membership Required

Schoolcraft College's Livonia, Michigan campus recently completed construction of a state-of-the-art Biomedical Technology Center. The design integrates new technologies with sustainable features to enhance the curriculum and learning environment ...

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Green Building Maintenance and Management: A New Degree Program at Sullivan County Community College (SCCC) Membership Required

In Fall 2008, SCCC will offer a new AAS in Green Building Maintenance and Management. One of the first programs, if not the first, of its kind in the country ...

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Promoting Campus Sustainability through Interdisciplinary Cooperation: A Case Study at the University of Arizona Visitor Center Membership Required

During the 2006-07 academic year, University of Arizona students, faculty and staff designed and implemented a "green retrofit" for the UA Visitor Center. This retrofit emphasized two main components: water ...

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Making LEED a Reality Membership Required

This poster presents sustainable building practices in the design and construction of a new, five-story, 104,000 square foot Arnold School of Public Health for the University of South Carolina ...

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Integrated Design: Linking Curriculum, Sustainability and Buildings that Teach Membership Required

Through a "cross-campus, multi-disciplinary" process, the Science and Technology Center was conceived as an interactive and sustainably-focused facility where the building becomes an integral part of math and science curriculum ...

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SCT100: Introduction to Sustainable Built Environments Membership Required

Study of the built environment and implications on human health, the natural environment, and society. Understanding of strategies that achieve sustainable design. Exploration of positive and negative sustainable product attributes ...

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Sustainable Design 101: A Syllabus Supplement Membership Required

Use this syllabus outline if you are teaching an existing course on sustainable design or developing a new course. The weekly topic headings can help organize and prioritize the overall ...

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Green Design Institute Membership Required

The Green Design Institute is a major interdisciplinary education and research effort to make an impact on environmental quality by partnering with companies, government agencies and foundations to develop pioneering ...

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Brooke Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems Membership Required

The Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems enhances Georgia Tech’s research, education, and service missions, and campus operations through leadership, communications, development, and decision making inspired and defined by ...

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IITAC Research Center Membership Required

The keynote of the IITAC Research Center is "Rethinking Metropolis," the architecture of the multiple, competing entities defining urban life in the new millennium. Urban migrations and the proliferation of ...

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Center for Sustainable Design Membership Required

The center focuses on developing, systematizing, and promulgating methods that will allow growing populations to live in a sustainable manner.

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Engineering and Design Institute Membership Required

Founded in 2000, the Engineering and Design Institute is an interdisciplinary research center focusing on green materials, sustainable design and education. The Institute works on a variety of projects to ...

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Design Center for Global Needs Membership Required

The Design Center for Global Needs has been the research and development component in the Department of Design & Industry (DAI). The Center promotes and fosters community, national and international ...

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College of Environmental Design Membership Required

CED stands among the nation’s top environmental design schools. It is one of the world’s most distinguished laboratories for experimentation, research, and intellectual synergy. The first school to ...

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Powell Center for Construction and Environment Membership Required

The Powell Center for Construction and Environment is primarily a research organization dedicated to the resolution of environmental problems associated with planning and architecture activities and the determination of optimum ...

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Center for Sustainable Cities at University of Kentucky Membership Required

The CSC Design Studio is a full service architecture and urban design firm with 30 years of award-winning solar and sustainability-driven design experience. Using advanced energy-efficient building standards and technologies ...

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Center for Urban and Community Design Membership Required

The Center offers exhibitions and symposiums, and local and international outreach events related to urban and community design and planning.

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Center for Sustainable Systems Membership Required

Center for Sustainable Systems advances concepts of sustainability through interdisciplinary research and education. CSS collaborates with diverse stakeholders to develop and apply life cycle based models and sustainability metrics for ...

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Center for Sustainable Building Research Membership Required

The Center for Sustainable Building Research's mission is to lead and support—through research, outreach, and education—the transformation of the regional built environment to provide for the ecological ...

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Ecological Design Center Membership Required

The Ecological Design Center (EDC) promotes a sustainable relationship between the built and natural worlds. The EDC educates University of Oregon design students with the awareness, sensitivity, and expertise necessary ...

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ecoMOD Project Membership Required

ecoMOD / ecoREMOD is a research and educational project at the University of Virginia, striving to create sustainable modular and renovated housing units for affordable housing organizations

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Center for the Sustainable Built Environment Membership Required

The NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate's Center for the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) was established in December 2009 with support from industry leaders and ...

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Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence Membership Required

Students at the Penticton campus are now experiencing education and training in the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation. They are learning in ...

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CASE: Center for Architecture Science and Technology Membership Required

The Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) is addressing the need for accelerated innovation of Built Ecologies through the development of next-generation building systems. A multi-institutional and professional research ...

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J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City Membership Required

The J. Max Bond Center at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York, believes that design can have a positive impact on ...

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Sustainable Living Center Membership Required

The MUM Sustainable Living Center is a classroom, workshop, and office building that serves the rapidly expanding Sustainable Living degree program at Maharishi University of Management. The vision for this ...

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STARS Findings on Campus Infrastructure and Sustainable Development Membership Required

This article looks at infrastructure development among colleges and universities participating in STARS. Data related to building construction and maintenance, GHG emissions, and energy consumption can shed light on how ...

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Holdsworth Retrofit and Renovation Membership Required

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMA) has a rapidly evolving commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the environmental sustainability of its operations. According to the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel ...

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Funding & Incentivizing Energy Conservation at the University of Texas Membership Required

In February 2011, the University of Texas at Austin's (UT) President Power's Sustainability Steering Committee identified the need to reduce demand-side energy consumption and create new, consistent funding ...

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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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Scores

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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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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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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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