verb 1. decide on and arrange in advance; 2. make preparations for.
Once an institution of higher learning makes a commitment it must have a plan in place to use as a step-by-step guideline to properly focus on actions for achieving those goals. Creating a comprehensive plan will ensure that all aspects of the project are focused achieving success. Colleges and universities can not begin to act on sustainability goals with a solid, detailed plan. Nor can they measure their success.
Making Cents of Solar
Case Study Sponsored by BP Solar
When Colorado State University-Pueblo (CSU) first wanted a solar power system, things looked grim. Solar technology is still pricey and CSU, being the smallest university in the state of Colorado, is strapped for cash. But today, it’...
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...
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...
Mac-Gray Campus Solutions
Renewing the Past, Sustaining the Future
The University of Minnesota, Morris, one of five campuses of the University of Minnesota system, was founded as an American Indian Boarding School in 1887, emerged as the West Central Agricultural Boarding High School in 1910, and was reinvented by local citizens as a public liberal arts college ...
Case Study Sponsored by Motorola
A few years ago, Lewis University, a rapidly growing Catholic Lasallian institution just outside Chicago, needed to update its high-speed Internet access to offer its more than 5,500 students, along with a faculty of 200 and staff of 350, the ability to get online anytime, anywher...
Going Green in Hard Economic Times
Andrew S. Winston
For the past few years, the business world has been swept up in a green wave—a rising tide of interest and concern about environmental issues. Pressures from both natural forces and key stakeholders have made going green somewhat unavoidable. But many business...
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...
Lakeland CC on Fast Track to Energy Efficiency
Case Study Sponsored by Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.
Lakeland Community College is moving quickly to achieve a greener, more sustainable future with the help of a comprehensive energy and resource efficiency improvement project delivered by Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. The campuswide effort, among the first of its kind in the region, is on a...
UNT's New Building Infrastructure
Case Study Sponsored by T.A.C
Motivated by a desire to spend as much of its annual budget as possible on education, the University of North Texas took advantage of legislative changes to fund the renovation of its aging building infrastructure....
Climate Neutrality Through Energy Efficiency
Since its creation in 2006, the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) has amassed signatories that represent more than 645 schools—comprising close to one- third of all students in higher education in the U.S. What makes this level of participation ...
Honeywell Building Solutions
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...