ARAMARK Higher Education
A Reality Check
In the last few years, the United States has seen a major shift in consciousness about global warming—and none too soon. This change came about for a number of reasons including the high profile activism of Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore and outspoken scientists like NAS...
HFCs in Fire Protection Systems
If you’re reading this on campus, look at the ceiling. Chances are you’ll see a patchwork of sprinkler heads hanging over the room. Unless you work in the fire suppression business, you probably don’t think much about them, or what they release. In most cases, they release water...
A Holistic Approach to Green Building
The role of buildings in promoting the triple bottom line-economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, and social equity-is clear. The Energy Information Administration reports that buildings contribute 39 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and are responsible for 72 percent of elec...
Case Study Sponsored by BAR Architects
In 1999, at the University of California at Santa Cruz, while the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System was still in its infancy, BAR Architects designed new student housing that respects the surrounding environment and promotes social interconnectivity...
Green Commercial Building Insurance for College and University Campuses
Stephen G Bushnell
Read the news lately and it feels like everything—from cars to grocery bags—has gone green. While recent events, such as 2009’s Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, have focused increased public attention on global warming, and as “going green” becomes more mainstre...
Reducing a Carbon Footprint
Case Study Sponsored by ConEdison Solutions
In 1998, Pennsylvania State University began a Guaranteed Energy Savings Program to reduce the university’s energy use and carbon footprint at its many campuses and colleges around the Commonwealth....
Consolidated Edison Solutions, Inc. (CES)
Green Mountain's Climb to Climate Neutrality
Dr. Paul J. Fonteyn, William Throop, Ph.D., Amber Garrard, Kevin Coburn
Founded in 1834, Green Mountain College (GMC) is a residential college with 850 students, twenty-one academic majors, and two graduate programs. A century ago, wood from local forests was the main source of fuel to heat the campus buildings, and the college farm supplied the dining hall with pr...
Honeywell Building Solutions
Chartwells shows colleges and universities that sustainable design doesn't have to be expensive design.
Case Study Sponsored by Chartwells
Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services is on a mission to make sustainable development common practice on college campuses. “There’s a belief that building green means higher costs. That’s nonsense!” says Karl Behrens, COO of Novus Group, a division of...
Designing Student Housing to Foster Sustainable Lifestyle Choices
Susan McComb, Mark Kelly
Because students learn from everything around them, all of their activities form a complex web of experience and learning. All parts of the college or university system are critical to achieving profound individual, institutional, and societal change that can only occur by connecting head, hear...