Building Excellent Sustainable Practices

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  • Sustainable operations and maintenance (O&M) practices focus primarily on the actions of building occupants, and encompass safety, health and safety, comfort, and productivity, with an understanding of the need for subsequent generations to reuse and recycle building components.(More…)
  • Because its region is so environmentally conscious, UMass Amherst would appear to be fertile ground for sustainable practices like green energy, eco-friendly buildings, and a buy-local ethos in food service.(More…)
  • Designed with some of the newest sustainable technologies and features to date, this building sets a new road map to sustainable design and building construction practices here at UC Merced.(More…)


  • Smart growth strategies, such as building compactly and putting a mix of uses close together, help protect the natural environment by using resources more efficiently and making it easier for people to drive less if they choose.(More…)
  • The MBA in Energy and Sustainability provides an approach to the discipline that combines business intelligence with sustainable resource management, a must for any future leader.(More…)
  • This webinar is part of the Sustainability Academy, and will explore innovative uses of wood in building design, profiling three unique projects across applications (commercial, multifamily, mixed use), each of which embodies the aesthetic, environmental, and structural strengths of wood as a building material.(More…)



Sustainable operations and maintenance (O&M) practices focus primarily on the actions of building occupants, and encompass safety, health and safety, comfort, and productivity, with an understanding of the need for subsequent generations to reuse and recycle building components. [1] When Ackerman Hall was built on campus in 2010, it earned accolades for its sustainable building practices: It included a rainwater collection system; it used lumber from the trees that had to be cleared from The Grove to make room for the dorm?s construction; and the patio in the courtyard uses a permeable surface made of recycled glass. [2] Akamai is improving efficiency and reducing consumption in our offices through sustainable building practices. [3] Akamai is committed to following sustainable building practices whenever we undertake renovations of our leased offices. [3] One of the ways in which this is being done is through sustainable building practices. [4] In this article we?ll explain what sustainable building practices are and why they?re important. [4]

Finke, who plans to retire at the end of June, believes sustainable practices such as energy conservation are not only good business – “You have to be responsible with state funds” – it?s also part of what makes WOU?s campus exceptional. [2] Sustainable practices can help minimize waste, conserve energy, and even save money. [4] They work with specialized vendors that follow ethical standards and sustainable practices, such as those recommended by the Ocean Wise seafood program. [5] Sustainable practices need to be integrated into all construction endeavors for the future of the earth. [4] Due to the increasing awareness of the importance of efforts to be greener, contractors and construction companies are utilizing more sustainable practices in their construction. [4] Along the way we picked up some valuable insight into how restaurants can start incorporating more sustainable practices into their business today. [5]

Evaluate potential hotel and conference center venues that are sustainable in that they recycle, purchase recycled or recyclable items, use nondisposable food and beverage service, have bottle deposits, a plan for leftover food and meeting materials, and practice water and energy conservation. [1] Benchmark sustainable purchasing practices using tools such as the Sustainable Purchasing Benchmarking System. [1] They utilize sustainable resources and environmentally friendly business practices to ensure the smallest impact on the environment possible. [4]

No matter how sustainable a building may have been in its design and construction, it can only remain so if it is operated responsibly and maintained properly. [1] Smart Growth Guidelines for Sustainable Design and Development (2009): Helps users ensure that programs, plans, and proposed developments incorporate the elements needed at the location, site, and building levels to result in more environmentally sustainable, affordable housing. [6] Miller’s Court, Baltimore, Maryland (2010): Miller’s Court integrates mixed-use redevelopment with preservation of a landmark historic building and sustainable design principles, such as location-efficient siting, sustainable materials, water and energy efficiency, natural lighting, indoor air quality, and innovative design. [6] Sustainable Design and Green Building Toolkit for Local Governments (2013): Helps local governments identify and remove barriers to sustainable design and green building in existing codes and ordinances. [6]

Location is a crucial component of green building practice, as how people and goods get to and from the site affects the environmental performance of the building and its occupants. [6] Tribal Green Building Toolkit (2015): Provides information on how tribes and other communities can prioritize and implement green building codes, policies, and practices. [6]

In a dramatic shift the fastest growing environmental issue in 2018 is sustainable business practices. [7] What are fast growing and emergent are sustainable business practices. [7]

The education center made WOU stand out as a leader in sustainable building, a trend that has continued to grow throughout the state. [2] Recognize the potential for highly skilled technical jobs in building controls and maintenance that high performance sustainable buildings provide. [1]

Because its region is so environmentally conscious, UMass Amherst would appear to be fertile ground for sustainable practices like green energy, eco-friendly buildings, and a buy-local ethos in food service. [8] They wanted to create more sustainable practices across Genentech, and their initiative sparked the creation of Green Genes, our largest employee volunteer group. [9] Beaver Creek Mountain Lodging is committed to being a leader through reducing environmental impacts by engaging our associations, owners, guests, employees and community through the use of responsible products and sustainable practices. [10] The broad-based employee enthusiasm for sustainable practices also inspired our leadership to set our first environmental sustainability goals in 2005, and shortly thereafter, we published our first Sustainability Report. [9]

Moment for the Movement: Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly (Madison, Wis.): GSCQ is a peer-reviewed digital journal that highlights evidence-based practices for green, healthy, sustainable schools. [11] Partnership between the globally recognized nonprofit Sustainable Travel International, Vail Valley Foundation, Town of Vail and the Walking Mountains Science Center to educate and certify businesses in the community on a set of internationally-recognized sustainability best practices and criteria. [10]

This course will investigate contemporary urban environments through the eyes of urban farmers and community innovators who are building more equitable communities and sustainable relationships with the land. [12] Bloomberg says that building a sustainable office structure brings savings even during the construction phase. [13] Alternative Climate Controls for Historic Buildings Proceedings from the 2007 Experts’ Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies, organized by Getty Conservation Institute. [14] A new building in London, having achieved the highest BREEAM score ever awarded to a major office development, may just be the world’s most sustainable office building. [13] By the end of 2017, nearly 70% of the company’s 19,000 employees will occupy a sustainable office building. [13]

Designed with some of the newest sustainable technologies and features to date, this building sets a new road map to sustainable design and building construction practices here at UC Merced. [15] For more information about our sustainable design and building practices, contact us today. [16]

Clearly, the impact of sustainable practices on not only the campus, but potentially the world, through the continued efforts of alumni, is reward enough for the university?s broad sustainability efforts — but the STARS recognition is nice too, Goodwin admitted, as it showcases UMass Amherst in the top 10 among some 600 participating institutions. [8] We recommend positive changes and deliver educational programs to help you adopt proactive sustainable practices. [17] Multiple field trips, group projects, and other hands-on activities are at the core of this program?s curriculum, requiring students to thoroughly engage with sustainable practices. [18]

Moment for the Movement : Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly in Madison, Wis. The quarterly is a peer-reviewed digital journal that highlights evidence-based practices for sustainable schools. [19] The campus recently constructed Eden Hall Campus, which utilizes the latest practices in environmentally sustainable technology and innovation. [18] We employ sustainable products and practices throughout the construction process on a scale that conforms to your green-building goals. [16]

A review of how the LEED building certifications for all new construction projects at SBCCD Crafton Hills College were leveraged to promote sustainable facilities operations. [15] If done right, integrated designs can result in long-term sustainable solutions for building owners. [16]

This is just one of the more discreet ways Miller Architects and Builders incorporates sustainability into our building practices. [16] Every day, Miller Architects and Builders improves upon integrated design methods for effective and sustainable building. [16]

Presenters will share their deep knowledge of sustainable building practices, including a discussion on topics such as the basics of healthy materials, an overview of regulatory bodies and the latest standards, overcoming the challenges of cost issues and/or regulatory barriers, and highlighting specialized approaches to materials through case study discussions. [20] By blending coursework in natural sciences, social sciences, management, and technology, Cascadia?s Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices provides a pathway to careers in the green industry. [21] Cascadia?s Sustainable Practices degree program will prepare you for a variety of green careers that are in high demand throughout the Puget Sound area. [21] Dozens of organizations – including Puget Sound Energy, Waste Management, Washington State Department of Ecology, King County Wastewater, City of Bellevue, O?Brien & Company, and McKinstry – have invested time to help shape Cascadia?s Sustainable Practices degree to meet their actual employment needs. [21] The Bachelor in Applied Science in Sustainable Practices expands upon the Cascadia?s longstanding commitment to sustainability as both a cultural value and an academic discipline. [21] We integrate sustainable practices across our business with an eye on using resources responsibly and maintaining healthy, vibrant communities. [22] As part of the mission to expose the next generation of building operators and middle-skills trade workers to a wide range of “green collar” jobs, students in the program came to Greenbuild 2017 for a tour of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, learning first-hand how the LEED-certified buildings operate and how programs and practices support major events in going green. [23]

Conference Room 5 in the UN Secretariat building has been reserved for the SDGs Learning, Training & Practice sessions, which is aptly conducive to dynamic, interactive and candid instruction and dialogue. [24]

We thought it was time to highlight the positive stories of those organizations and highlight their leadership in building profitable as well as sustainable models of business.” [25] Cost : What tradeoffs, if any, are required to achieve design excellence using healthy, sustainable materials, products, and practices. [20] From the food we serve in our dining halls all the way down to the recycled paper used in our napkins, FGCU?s Campus Dining program is committed to real food, reusable products, sustainable living education, recycling and other green practices. [26] “We are incredibly grateful for our partnership with UNC as we are recognized for best practices in sustainable enterprise.” [25]

Describe specific aesthetic, environmental, and performance benefits and challenges of incorporating healthy, sustainable building materials and strategies into contemporary design projects. [20] Discuss a number of innovative sustainable building strategies and programs used in the projects highlighted in this presentation. [20]

Recognizing the importance of life-cycle studies for roofing and cladding systems, the metal industry has provided building teams with substantial product information to help design and build truly sustainable buildings. [20] Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. [23] Provide details on the latest standards, certifications, regulations, and initiatives that are being employed in order for designers to meet sustainable building goals. [20] USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. [23]

Each year, EarthCraft recognizes projects, as well as builders, developers and project team members who exhibit steadfast commitment to sustainable building practices. [27] With several LEED AP, ENV SP, and ISSP-certified professionals trained to evaluate and rate environmental, social, and economic impacts, we successfully integrate sustainable practices in design, construction, and maintenance. [28] Are you interested in greening your business? NJDEP’s Office of Sustainability has developed a series of Sustainable Business Guides to encourage NJ businesses to adopt sustainable practices, and reduce their environmental impact. [29] Infused with sustainable practices emanating from the company?s corporate sustainability management plan Vision 2020, properties in Mauritius, Reunion Island, Maldives and all other destinations ensure their business model and operations are in line with sustainability guidelines. [30] A survey by the Natural Marketing Institute reported that 58 percent of U.S. consumers consider a company’s impact on the environment when making purchase decisions and are more likely to do business with those that follow sustainable practices. [31] By incorporating sustainable practices into our projects, we provide our clients with the opportunity to transform into resilient, robust, flourishing communities. [28]

In 2013, the industry took a giant step in the right direction when the Events Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) and ASTM International, in collaboration with the Green Meeting Industry Council, released their standards for sustainable meetings. [31] Her expertise in developing and implementing targeted sustainable wellness practice standards enhances Phipps’ mission. [32]

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens generates all of its own energy, treats all storm and sanitary water captured on-site, and is the first and only building to meet four of the highest green certifications. [32] Richard Piacentini, WELL AP is Phipps’ president and CEO. Since 1994, Richard has led the green transformation of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, including construction of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, the only building in the world to meet: the Living Building Challenge, LEED Platinum, WELL Platinum, and 4 Stars Sustainable SITES certifications. [32]

Our proven experience designing and building sustainable solutions means you can trust us to develop long-term, cost-effective, environmentally-conscious solutions to your toughest challenge to help move your community another step closer to being both sustainable and resilient. [28] Connect the dots between the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and other industry standards, guidelines and rating systems. [33] Our commitment to excellence drives us to exceed standards outlined by a variety of sustainability metrics, including the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s ENVISION rating system. [28]

Jason Wirick, LEED AP, WELL AP is Phipps’ director of facilities and sustainability, working to advance sustainable design, and initiate safe, healthy and green operating practices. [32] Explore interior office workspaces and learn about sustainable design best practices as you compare materials. [33]


Smart growth strategies, such as building compactly and putting a mix of uses close together, help protect the natural environment by using resources more efficiently and making it easier for people to drive less if they choose. [6] Not only does the university carefully manage its natural resources on a daily basis, it also ensures that buildings on campus meet high standards for eco-friendly construction and operation. [2] The new headquarters is designed to the WELL Building standard, implementing specific ergonomic, air, water and lighting operational requirements as well as other amenities designed to enhance our employee experience. [3] Throughout this life cycle, there are many opportunities to make a building or development greener and more energy and water efficient. [6] Energy Star Portfolio Manager –Portfolio Manager is an online tool that can be used to benchmark the energy, water or waste performance of one building, or a whole portfolio of buildings. [1] Buildings are responsible for a lot of the world?s energy waste and overall energy use. [4]

The goal of ‘Whole Building’ Design is to create a successful high-performance building by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases. [1] Historic buildings, vacant properties, brownfields, and greyfields can be transformed into a green development that supports the local economy and strengthens the community’s character. [6] Using smart growth principles and strategies can reduce the environmental impacts of buildings and development and enhance the community?s health and economy. [6]

He believes students can tell when they are in an eco-friendly building, and they appreciate that university prioritizes sustainability. [2] When updating a facility or its systems, choose higher efficiency equipment and durable materials that will withstand storms and other natural events, and improve the tightness of the building envelope if feasible. [1] The CLT used in the building came from an Oregon lumber company, making the material “locally sourced,” just like ingredients on a restaurant?s menu. [2] The water garden in the back of the Ackerman Building at Western Oregon University. [2] Building in previously developed areas reduces the need for new streets, utility lines, water pipes, and other infrastructure. [6]

“State law requires that buildings be constructed to LEED Silver level,” Finke said. [2] Tupelo Alley is a LEED Gold Exit apartment building in Portland, Oregon, close to downtown and within walking distance of stores, restaurants, and public transit. [6]

Implement a comprehensive preventive maintenance program to keep all building systems functioning as designed. [1] Engage building occupants through surveys, education, clear signage, and incentive programs. [1]

Develop and implement a waste management policy for building operation, including an initial waste generation and recycling assessment, targets for recycling rates, occupant incentives, and verification on an annual basis as to whether reduction goals are being met. [1] The building, completed in 2016, was designated by then-Gov. John Kitzhaber as a demonstration project under Executive Order 12-16. [2] On campus, the Woodcock education building probably garners the most attention for its eco-friendly aspects. [2] Janitorial Service Contracts should meet ASTM E1971 Standard Guide for Stewardship for the Cleaning of Commercial and Institutional Buildings. [1] Preserves open space, farmland, and natural lands by building on or near already-developed sites. [6]

Green Building Law Update is published by attorney Stuart Kaplow as a resource on sustainability and environmental law for the business community,. not just for lawyers. [7] He is the principal at the Baltimore law firm that bears his name, Stuart D. Kaplow, P.A. where he represents a broad breadth of business interests concentrating in real estate and environmental law with focused experience in sustainability and green building. [7]

A former Department of Justice deputy told a state bar group this month, “voluntary business sustainability is “the? fastest growing area of environmental law and maybe among all law practice areas.” [7] Every restaurant has its own set of challenges and opportunities, which is why the initial step in designing a sustainability plan is to think about what goals make sense for your restaurant, and lay out which areas could benefit from better practices. [5] Use integrated pest management (IPM) practices for both facility and landscape maintenance, to reduce pesticide and herbicide use. [1] Using your website and social media to share your mission in adopting better practices not only attracts guests who value these efforts, but can set a precedent in your community and encourage other business to make the same impact. [5] Those that choose to invest in contractors that utilize these practices make a positive impact on the earth?s future. [4]

AAF can also assist you in the processes required to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED ® ) credits and become more sustainable. [34] Barron?s earlier this month published an article about environmental, social and governance issues, “The New Allure of Sustainable Investing.” [7] For its leased office spaces Akamai has signed on as a principle signatory to the Sustainable Tenants? Leasing Principles, an initiative of the Sustainability Roundtable, signaling to landlords and service providers that sustainability – energy efficiency, healthy workplaces, carbon disclosure, data collection and sharing, incentive alignment, and policy advocacy – is an important priority. [3] Sustainable Facilities Tool (SFTool) –SFTool’s immersive virtual environment addresses all your sustainability planning, designing and procurement needs. [1]

All of their restaurants feature 25% plant-based menus (at minimum), which provide more dining options and help create meaningful relationships with sustainable farmers. [5]

Participate in Energy Star Portfolio Manager to measure and track the building’s energy consumption and water use, as well as the management of construction and demolition materials during renovation and tenant build-out. [1] Green buildings use on average 26% less energy, emit 33% less carbon dioxide, use 30% less indoor water, and send 50%-75% less solid waste to landfills and incinerators. [34] Green Building Standards : Describes the major green building standards available for communities to use, including the International Green Construction Code, ASHRAE 189.1, National Green Building Standard, Green Globes, and LEED, and offers ideas on how to adjust these standards to maximize their smart growth elements. [6] Ackerman was the first large-scale, new construction residence hall in the United States to earn LEED Platinum certification through the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest level attainable. [2] The LEED Green Building Rating System™, administered by the U.S. Green Building Council, has previously been used primarily in the U.S., and is now being used around the world to assess the environmental performance of buildings. [34]

Air filtration is a major component of green building design, which is both cost-efficient and resource-saving. 78% of Americans agree that corporations have a responsibility to adopt green standards like clean air. [34] Green building is the use of approaches that create buildings and development that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life cycle, from site selection to demolition or reuse. [6] That order promotes innovative use of wood products as a green building material and encourages innovative uses of wood such as cross-laminated timber (CLT). [2]

Stuart Kaplow is a sustainability and green building attorney. [7] The longest established and leading method of assessing, rating, and certifying building sustainability, BREEAM sets the benchmark for green building in 78 countries around the world. [34]

Coupled with green building and green infrastructure techniques that capture and filter rainwater, it can reduce polluted stormwater runoff and protect water quality. [6] Contractors and construction companies have picked up on this interest as more and more are now offering green building in their construction. [4] As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), AAF International has joined with leaders from every sector of the building industry to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. [34] From 2009 to 2011, the awards included a Smart Growth and Green Building category. [6] Originally launched in 2008 by Chris Cheatham, this blog served as a forum to discuss green building laws and trends. [7]

We don?t disclose clients, but in recent months we have added to our sustainability practice, including clients that range from a large agricultural business to a retailer and an apparel firm to another law firm as well as cannabis industry members and a pharmaceutical company. [7] When deciding on a contractor for your home, only consider those that use green practices when constructing homes. [4]

Green Genes promotes environmentally friendly practices across our company and encourages employees to find ways to reduce our own environmental impacts at work and at home. [9] Fieldwork, class discussions, environmental media, and workshops with community partners will facilitate our engagement with sustainability narratives and practices. [12]

Angelica Rockquemore (Standout Leader): With overwhelming community support, Rockquemore coordinated projects at two elementary schools in Hawaii to support STEM, sustainability and culture-based learning objectives, including building a water wall, custom weather monitoring data station, a closed-loop irrigation system and more. [11] School System : Oak Park Unified School District (Oak Park, Calif.): As the first National Green Ribbon School District in California, OPUSD has modeled creative environmental education strategies including building a classroom entirely from recycled sea containers, and eliminating pesticides and rodenticides from the districts? pest management system. [11] Policymaker : Kathleen Gebhardt (Boulder, Colo.): An instrumental player in passing the 2008 legislation establishing the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) capital construction grant program, Gebhardt remains a strong advocate through her leadership on the BEST board. [11]

Our newest buildings on campus – B34 and B35 – were designed to reduce the use of energy, waste and water, while also offering spaces that enhance the health and wellness of our employees. [9] Ramana Koti, LEED AP BD+C, is a building performance analyst at Lord Aeck Sargent and a certified ASHRAE Building Energy Modeling Professional. [35] The company has eliminated nearly 700,000 metric tons of CO2 and, with the addition of the new London building, now has 34 LEED or BREEAM-certified projects globally. [13]

Our newest building was built on four pillars: sustainability, wellbeing, community, and innovation. [9] Smart Airflow: Smart CO2 sensing controls allow air to be distributed according to the approximate number of people occupying each zone of the building at any given time. [13] The Kendeda Fund and Georgia Tech are collaborating to create the greenest college building in the South. [35] Natural Ventilation: When ambient weather conditions are temperate, the building’s bronze blades can open and close, allowing the building to operate in a “breathable” natural ventilation mode. [13]

BCML recognizes that high quality employees need strong and sustainable resort communities with good schools, excellent medical care and protected natural environments. [10] K – 12 School (High School) : Eisenhower High School (Goddard, Kan.): Eisenhower High School aims to prepare its students to make sustainable decisions every day, fostering environmental literacy and stewardship by incorporating the environment into lesson plans, including its award-winning outdoor wildlife learning site, 14 garden beds and nature trail. [11] A spokesperson from BRE Global, the organization that operates the BREEAM environmental assessment, said a “relentless focus on innovation” was what led them to be able to take such a successful, integrated approach to sustainable construction and design. [13] Even when the design team takes the initiative to pursue more sustainable architecture, the focus is often narrowly on project delivery. [35]

An Actively Green certified business on seven of our lodging properties, EWDH partners with Sustainable Travel International to achieve and now continue this effort. [10] Green Libraries Selection of titles to help libraries be sustainable and environmentally aware. [14]

K-12 School (K – 8) : Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School (Maplewood, Mo.): MRHMS believes that sustainable schools provide all community members with the greatest opportunities for success. [11] GreenFacts publishes clear, faithful, and verified summaries of existing scientific reports on health, the environment and sustainable development. [14]

Projects move through predictable, standardized phases ensconced in industry-standard practices and contract law (programming, schematic design, design development, etc.). [35] Through our leadership, we hope to inspire others to mirror our practices as it makes sense environmentally, socially as well as financially. [10] Achieving lasting change can be a challenge in any environment, let alone the often risk-averse field of architectural practice. [35]

We strive to achieve sustainability inside and out, from utilizing recycling best practices and reducing our paper and energy waste, to charitable giving through philanthropic organizations such as PureEarth. [36] It has integrated sustainability and green practices into its curriculum, including lessons in gardening, aquaponics, urban chickens, beehives, composting and rain gardens. [11] Ambassador : Christos Chrysiliou (Los Angeles, Calif.): As L.A. Unified School District?s director of architecture and engineering, Chrysiliou has provided remarkable leadership, integrating measurable sustainability goals and promoting green practices across the district, city and country. [11] The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program considers a property?s holistic approach go green practices and ranks them based on four levels of participate – Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum. [10]

Fieldwork experiences in Boston and Detroit will give students an on-the-ground perspective of urban agriculture, environmental justice, and sustainability practices that are shaping cities around the world. [12] As Mayor, Bloomberg’s NEW YORK CITY was then, still now (under De Blasio) TRAVEL+LEISURE’S #1-rated “America’s Dirtiest City” for unchecked, ILLEGAL waste, water, air pollution; terrible sustainability practices compared to most other BIG American Cities. [13]

At BMS we believe in walking the walk within our own business practices. [36]

Green Building Resources Bibliography from “Academic Library Building Design: Resources for Planning, a joint project of ACRL and LLAMA. [14] We are one of a small group of companies that holds both Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) Green Building Certification with honors and Green Seal 42 certification. [36]

The building delivers a 73% savings in water consumption and a 35% savings in energy consumption compared to a typical office building. [13] Bloomberg’s headquarters was designed to make use of waste products, respond to the building’s external environment, and adapt to its occupancy patterns, Bloomberg says. [13]

For me, innovation, insight from numbers, and a project sustainability story arc are powerful motivators that can be employed in combating inertia and creating a firm culture conducive to great, sustainable design. [35] We applied the gap analysis to our standard project delivery approach to create a “project delivery roadmap” of the typical design delivery process, and to identify specific opportunities and milestones to better integrate sustainable design. [35]

The MBA in Energy and Sustainability provides an approach to the discipline that combines business intelligence with sustainable resource management, a must for any future leader. [18] The program emphasizes the importance of green business education and provides students with access to the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise. [18] Stanford has taken the next step in meeting this need with its My Cardinal Green program, which provides personalized recommendations of actions that individuals can perform to help them act more environmentally sustainable, and tracks and rewards progress along the way. [15]

At the University of Colorado Anschultz Medical Campus, students may pursue Masters of Science degrees in Environmental and Sustainability Engineering as well as one in Sustainable Infrastructure. [18] Cornell University is unique in that it offers a variety of sustainability initiatives, courses, and minors, with most students pursuing Master?s degrees in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with a minor or concentration in Conservation and Sustainable Development. [18] Wilmington University offers an online MBA with a concentration in Sustainability that is designed to provide students with the knowledge and professional skills necessary to execute advanced managerial tasks in a sustainable fashion. [18]

Eisenhower “aims to prepare its students to make sustainable decisions every day, fostering environmental literacy and stewardship by incorporating the environment into lesson plans, including its award-winning outdoor wildlife learning site, 14 garden beds and nature trail,” the center says. [19] The Master of Sustainable Technology allows students to develop unique programs of study that cross disciplines and include field-based internships and international experiences. [18] Students entering the program enroll in “Creating Sustainable Communities”, a year-long course designed for first-year undergraduates. [15] Through work-station audits, smart power strips, and server virtualization and relocation, the Sustainable IT program is currently saving $41,400 in annual energy costs, a number that is growing every year as the program improves and expands. [15]

In a typical college or university classroom building, lighting uses 31 percent of the total energy consumed, while and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) uses 28 percent.1 Therefore, energy-efficient lighting and HVAC strategies are a priority in our higher education sustainability programs. [17] The contemporary wood structure, which houses the Building and Construction Technology program, the Department of Architecture, and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, includes sustainability features such as LED lighting, motion sensors, ample natural light, electro-tinting glass, heat-recovery systems, bioswales, rain gardens, low-flow faucets, and public-transportation access. [8] Policymaker : Kathleen Gebhardt of Boulder, Colo. Gebhardt was instrumental in passing 2008 legislation in Colorado that established the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) capital construction grant program. [19] School System : Oak Park Unified School District (Oak Park, Calif.): As the first National Green Ribbon School District in California, OPUSD has modeled creative environmental education strategies including building a classroom entirely from recycled sea containers, and eliminating pesticides and rodenticides from the districts’ pest management system. [37] Most universities have already conquered the basics, such as campus recycling, bike rentals and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for new buildings. [17] “Obviously building is a big chunk of where our resources go, especially energy and water resources, so building design has a big impact,” Goodwin said, noting that UMass typically aims for some level of LEED certification on new buildings. [8] “There?s a whole variety of passive solar issues, lighting issues, energy and water use around buildings, reclaiming ground water, those sorts of considerations.” [8] The building produces zero carbon emissions and produces more energy than it uses. [18] Building design has been another focus, a recent example being the John W. Olver Design Building, completed last year, which uses a wood-concrete composite flooring product that was developed on the UMass campus. [8] The John W. Olver Design Building is a model for green design and operation. [8] The Joel and Dena Gambord Business and Information Technology Building was designed by HMC Architects and constructed by Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. It is a new (35,000 ASF/58,000 GSF) academic building for the School of Computing and Design and the College of Business. [15]

The LEED building certifications alone are not enough to ensure sustainability measures for the campus environments. [15] The LEED Platinum Sustainability Center is the California State University system?s first completed Zero Net Energy-design building. [15]

The system engineer’s water by infusing it with ozone to create a solution as effective as traditional chemicals without the environmental or human health consequences. 20% of residences – or 32 buildings, 808k sf, with 29 full-time custodians and 2,509 students benefiting – are now using the system. [15] As a working group, we helped to define actions municipalities can take to create or enhance economic development that fosters energy-efficient and clean-powered commercial and industrial buildings, supports local products and businesses, increases local jobs and revenues and promotes environmental and community well-being. [38] The goal is to create an attractive landscape requiring minimal inputs of water, fertilizers, pesticides, labor and building materials. [17] UCLA?s award winning water reclamation program saves over 28 million gallons a year from water used in laboratories, air conditioners, and sterilization and other equipment in 25 buildings across campus. [15] The annual total amount of reclaimed water is expected to increase to 48 million gallons annually over the next few years as the program is expanded to additional buildings. [15] The program is a mix of informative content and questionnaires, culminating in participants looking for energy waste in their buildings. [15] Our program reduces exposure to chemical, biological, and particle contaminants that adversely impact air quality, health, building finishes, building systems and the environment. [17] Some common cleaning products have been found to have serious effects on the health of building occupants and custodians–and they?re harmful to the environment, too. [17] We start by shutting down systems 15 minutes earlier than usual and monitor the building environment to determine whether we?re compromising occupant health and comfort. [17] As a facilities partner for your institution, we constantly measure service quality to ensure the clean and pleasant environment of all campus buildings. [17] The building occupants provide a minor amount of maintenance and management, and safe compost is produced every four months or so for use on campus. [15] Take, for example, the Central Heating Plant, a project completed in 2009 that replaced the campus? 80-year-old coal-burning plant with a co-generation facility that provides electricity for 70% of the campus and 100% of the steam needed for heating and cooling buildings across the sprawling grounds — all while reducing greenhouse gases by 27%. [8] Regardless of whether your building project is in the private or public sector, the design process needs to get up to speed, or we’ll continue to fail when it comes to designing buildings that get closer and closer to carbon neutral. [39] With our design-build services, integrating building designs is easier, because all design and building team members are housed with Miller Architects and Builders. [16] While our architects begin creating design schemas, they will also take the building location and orientation into account. [16]

Miller has always investigated and implemented the most energy efficient and cost-effective solutions in terms of materials and building systems. [16] Deferred maintenance and energy savings bond co-funding to upgrade the building to a Smart Lab, including new mechanical equipment, full digital variable air volume lab controls, room pressure monitors, centralized demand control ventilation, and LED lighting with centralized networked control. [15] The new networks united the small buildings into a centralized system for HVAC scheduling, energy monitoring, and remote troubleshooting. [15] In the first few months after coming online at UC Davis, another energy group leveraged the small building scheduling to test thermal leakage from outside the building. [15] In addition to a gray water irrigation system, the building users have pioneered the use of 0.05 gpf composting toilets. [15] The Integrated Science Building, constructed in 2009, employs cooling systems that reuse rainwater, state-of-the-art heat exchanges and ventilation systems, passive solar collection, and extensive use of eco-friendly materials like bamboo, to name just a few features. [8] “But we?ve also done some things that go above and beyond those certifications to try to make our buildings more suited for their particular uses,” he went on. [8]

“So we spend a lot of time building various aspects of sustainability into the curriculum, but also extracurricular activities.” [8] Daylighting, shading and lighting control strategies can help to provide a naturally lit and cost-effective building. [16] Working with the construction team and contracted engineers, we can orient a building to maximize daylight potential, while also taking into account the sun?s daily movement. [16] In the SWARM project, UC Davis deployed simple and flexible internet-connected thermostats and electricity meters to small buildings. [15] Bobcat Eats has encouraged the campus constituency to source local, healthy produce, while also building traction toward the campuses effort to house a weekly farmers market. [15] Within the first 90 days of partnering with you, we develop and maintain mandatory standard operating procedures (SOPs) unique to each building to be cleaned. [17] Depending on the building, we might be able to shut down even earlier while maintaining temperature and air quality. [17] This working group included economic development, buying local, brownfields, commercial buildings, etc. [38] The building includes 522 FTE lecture space, 85 FTE LD laboratory space, 46 FTE UD laboratory space, and 61 faculty offices. [15]

Ranked as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review, this school is one of the top campuses to study sustainability because it lives and breathes those practices as its founding guidelines. [18] The following are energy conservation practices that we incorporate into our campus sustainability programs. [17] In the private sector, facility managers often use “energy coasting” to save energy, and the practice can be used on campuses, too. [17] We provide informational tent cards for student rooms to convey that their rooms were cleaned with green products and practices. [17] This program incorporates daily Transcendental Meditation practices to help students reduce stress and promote clear thinking. [18] These practices can help protect the environment and often reduce costs, while contributing to an attractive and appealing campus environment. [17] The competition provides valuable benchmarking information to help participants improve their recycling practices. [17] In 2014, UMass Amherst Dining Services was selected as a gold recipient for procurement practices in the 2014 Sustainability Awards given by the National Assoc. of College and University Food Services — just one way national experts were taking notice. [8] Sustainability is not just a topic of discussion, but something we practice every day. [16]

This program partners with dozens of different organizations, such as the Wisconsin Environmental Initiative, to give all graduate students a hands-on education in sustainability best practices. [18] This program features an integrated curriculum that connects management theory and practice to both ecological and social leadership. [18] Chatham is one of the few schools that practices what it preaches. [18] We address hazardous chemicals, dangerous handling procedures, improper disposal practices, and effective cleaning strategies. [17]

K-8 School : Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School in Maplewood, Mo. The school “has integrated sustainability and green practices into its curriculum, including lessons in gardening, aquaponics, urban chickens, beehives, composting and rain gardens,” the center says. [19] The Sustainability Champion award will be announced at the Best Practice Awards Ceremony during the conference. [15] These are an excerpt from our Sustainability Best Practices Guide containing nearly 60 best practices used on campuses today. [17] This page is an excerpt from our complete Sustainability Best Practice Guide, which includes nearly 60 tips just like the ones you read here. [17]

Our best practice is to create a campus master landscape plan that considers the natural features of your campus, how it looks today and how it might look in the future. [17] We create conservation buffers as another best practice for improving water quality and preserving animal habitats. [17]

Campus facilities and operations also needed to revise their strategies to support the campus and lead the drive to a more sustainable campus, i.e., Integrated Pest Control Management Plan, Owners Project Requirements (OPR), and the 2016 Non-Potable Water Project. [15] When it comes to sustainable grounds management, we look to augment strategies you currently use on your campus. [17]

This program, located on Cornell?s Ithaca, NY campus, is ranked second in the country for its emphasis on sustainable global enterprise. [18] To address this impactful but distributed load, the university formed the Sustainable IT program, which brings together stakeholders from across campus. [15] This program focuses on the three core concepts of sustainable systems and proper business functioning. [18] This endeavor aided in satisfying the UC Sustainability Policy requirement that mandates campuses to strive to procure 20% sustainable food products by the year 2020. [15] The Advisory Committee adopted this concept of sustainability, “Sustainable CT communities strive to be thriving, resilient, collaborative and forward-looking. [38] Located in the forward-thinking city of San Francisco, the Presidio Graduate School offers a comprehensive MBA in Sustainable Management. [18] We measure all stages of sustainable cleaning for environmental performance, including product and equipment installation, operation, long-term maintenance and disposal. [17] Created by towns and for towns, Sustainable CT will be a voluntary certification program to recognize Connecticut municipalities for making their communities more vibrant, resilient and livable. [38] Students will also engage in consultation with sustainable businesses and complete summer professional placements. [18] Learn more about technology’s game-changing role in advancing environmentally sustainable solutions. [40]

Our facilities and mentorship are geared toward fostering student, faculty, and community ingenuity from project conception to deployment, facilitating a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to sustainable design and development. [15] Each candidate also benefits from the Atkinson Center or a Sustainable Future, which guides the university toward a more sustainable future and also provides current students with career-building opportunities in this area. [18]

From implementing new programs and policies to assessing the building’s performance through energy, air quality, cleanliness, transportation, and waste audits, these students collaborated to achieve 93 points out a possible 110 in one of the most rigorous rating systems in the green building field. [15] Miller Architects and Builders actively participates in United States Green Building Council programs and has a LEED Certified employee. [16] Green building aligns with our values of providing clients with the best possible results for their projects and the environment. [16] Funded by the Associated Students and the campus, the project consist of a 3,142 SF office building and a 4,911 SF covered recycling yard where students sort and manage campus recyclables. [15] The office building is designed to be ZNE, with a 24kW PV array, domestic solar hot water system, gray water irrigation, energy efficient lighting/daylighting, and in a pioneering initiative, three composting toilets. [15] Located in the academic core, this three-story LEED Platinum certified classroom and office building opened in 2016 and provides large format general assignment lecture halls, tutorial classrooms, and supporting administrative and academic office space. [15]

Students will receive competencies in all major business practices, as well as training in how society and environment can make an impact. [18] It features community collaborations to allow students to develop local and global ties, as well as to exercise their newly acquired skills and knowledge in sustainability practices. [18]

Following are five best practices you may want to consider for your campus. [17] Our best practices include harvesting rainwater, using organic pesticides and mulches, converting garden waste into compost, and much more. [17]

Ambassador : Christos Chrysiliou (Los Angeles, Calif.): As L.A. Unified School District’s director of architecture and engineering, Chrysiliou has provided remarkable leadership, integrating measurable sustainability goals and promoting green practices across the district, city and country. [37]

It has received top rankings for education in sustainable business, as well as being recognized as the top MBA program in Iowa, according to OnlineMBAToday. [18]

This webinar is part of the Sustainability Academy, and will explore innovative uses of wood in building design, profiling three unique projects across applications (commercial, multifamily, mixed use), each of which embodies the aesthetic, environmental, and structural strengths of wood as a building material. [20] With 400 acres of protected nature and LEED-certified buildings, FGCU is a living environmental lab with sustainability at the core of our mission. [26] She will speak about the new Delos headquarters located in New York City, which is a showcase of health and sustainability in buildings, is WELL Platinum and Living Building Challenge Petal certified, and is pursuing LEED v4 Platinum certification. [20]

Carbon credits are generated from energy efficiency projects, energy conservation, LEED-certified buildings, and renewable energy installed at participating campuses. [23]

Graduates will learn the skills necessary to plan and implement sustainable approaches to how we live and work by managing complex projects for government agencies, private and non-profit organizations, water, energy, and agriculture industries, construction management firms, and educational institutions. [21] Top Five Sustainability Stories from Greenbuild 2017 As a five-time winner of the IMEX-GMIC Green Meetings award, we are committed to raising the bar in sustainable events each year and are pleased to announce the Top Five Sustainability Stories from Greenbuild/ABX 2017. [23] The makers of a synthetic fiber made from recycled plastic bottles and the co-founder of a venture capital firm at the forefront of impact investing were honored at the 2018 UNC Sustainability Awards hosted by the Center for Sustainable Enterprise (CSE) and the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise May 10, 2018. [25] “The Center for Sustainable Enterprise has been a thought leader in sustainability for almost 20 years,” said Albert Segars, PNC Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and CSE faculty director. [25] “I am honored to join the Center for Sustainable Enterprise’s list of distinguished alumni in sustainability,” said Kirkpatrick. [25]

Honored were members of the MBA Class of 2018 who graduated with an enrichment concentration in sustainable enterprise and student leaders of Net Impact and the Energy Club. [25] We aim to reduce the negative environmental and social impact of our business activities by focusing on sustainable, responsible and local sourcing. [41] “At SJF Ventures we invest in companies with sustainable and positive-impact business models which drive great investment results. [25] At the start of every project, we create a series of recommendations and approaches to ensure that your project is as sustainable as it can be. [42] “At Unifi we have a passion and commitment for developing sustainable performance solutions that go into products everyone can feel good about wearing and buying,” Hall said. [25] We’re committed to using resources responsibly and designing our operations, products and services to be sustainable and circular. [22] Even a few small lifestyle changes can make a big difference for planet, so we offer products, services and incentives that make it easier for guests and team members to incorporate more sustainable choices into their lives. [22]

“There are also many businesses in North Carolina that have been innovative leaders in sustainable enterprise, in some cases for much longer than 20 years. [25] Mary Dickinson, senior associate and regional sustainable design leader for Perkins & Will, is an expert on designing for well-being as well as the implementation of design innovations that allow dynamic projects and their occupants to perform to their greatest potential while improving the built environment impacts on human and environmental health. [20] Her presentation will examine sustainable design features of a recent Perkins + Will project. [20]

The meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2018, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 16 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018. [24] Leading the School’s work is the Center for Sustainable Enterprise (CSE). [25]

USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. [23] The program is designed to create awareness of green building technologies in the early development of the trades in facilities management, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry. [23]

At the 2014 Green Building Slam, Board & Vellum presented Ada’s Technical Books & Caf featured as one of 10 projects honored. [42] The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild. [23]

The new award recognizes leadership and best practices in environmental and business sustainability for North Carolina enterprises, with a focus on exceptional commitment to initiative, innovation and impact. [25] “Unifi is honored to be recognized by UNC as a leader in developing innovative, environmentally-friendly practices as part of our business model,” said Kevin Hall, CEO of Unifi, based in Greensboro, North Carolina. [25] We are committed to integrating leading environmental and social practices into our supply chain and partnering with like-minded suppliers. [41]

Please pledge at least three best practices (or more!) you are committed to doing to keep Greenbuild, and the surrounding Chicago community, green. [23] “Dave is a pioneer in the impact investing field and his work exemplifies best practice in this space.” [25]

UNC Kenan-Flagler recognized the firm for its earth-friendly products and enterprise-wide sustainability practices. [25]

Among the topics he will present on is the framework and criteria being used by firms to evaluate products in order to meet sustainable design goals. [20]

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