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Conference Presentations

Achieving a Carbon Neutral Campus Infrastructure

An Institution's Vision
Published 2021
In order to achieve their ambitious goal of decarbonization by 2035, Swarthmore College carried out the design and planned implementation of new campus energy systems. Learn how to apply their valuable strategies to create a sustainable decarbonized environment for your campus community.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

From Lagging to Leading Locked

Bentley University and Boston College Sack Stereotypes About Athletic Facility Sustainability and Energy Performance
From Volume 48 Number 4 | July–September 2020
An integrated team of cross-discipline collaborators accomplished their objective of creatively reimagining athletic facilities at two institutions for the greater good of each campus and its community. Using sustainable and cost-efficient design opportunities and aligned technologies, they succeeded in countering the outdated stereotype of the athletic building as a lagging energy performer.
Webinar Recordings

Passive House Design and Residence Halls

The Perfect Pairing
Published 2020
The session will discuss the basics of Passive House (PH) design, how it can both save energy and improve the quality of the interior environment. The presenters will illustrate how Passive House design has been incorporated from both a design and administrative standpoint at the new residence hall at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
Conference Presentations

Zero-energy Buildings on a Shoe-string Budget

Published 2020
Come learn how you can reduce operating costs and bring a zero-energy building to your campus, resulting in a lower carbon footprint and greater health and wellbeing for students.
Tool

An Integrated Approach to Scenario Planning

Recovery Planning in a Volatile Environment: Part 1
Published 2020
No one can predict the future. That doesn’t mean it needs to be a total surprise. This toolkit will walk you step-by-step through scenario planning with instructions, examples, and worksheets that you can use to start scenario planning at your institution immediately.
Conference Presentations

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Collaborative Campus

Transformation through Ecological Planning
Published 2020
This session will deliver a methodology for rethinking campus culture and infrastructure to meet climate change challenges. We will share techniques for shifting traditional campuses to educational institutions that safeguard the planet and its people.
Conference Presentations

Sustainability and Resiliency

The Rider University Energy Master Plan
Published 2020
This session will discuss Rider University's energy master plan, which aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 through integrating facility management and future campus development as well as incorporating energy conservation and generation options.
Conference Presentations

Energy Master Planning to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Published 2020
This session will provide you with tools to engage in meaningful campus discussion about implementing a transition away from fossil fuels for heating and cooling and achieving net zero carbon emissions.
Conference Presentations

Designing for Climate Action

Published 2020
We will explore ways that a design thinking process can build a visible culture of sustainability at the hyper-local campus scale and drive climate action across academics, governance, and operations.
Webinar Recordings

What If?

5 Questions About the Future of Higher Education
Published 2020
Two SCUP leaders use SCUP’s Trends for Higher Education report to explore five “What If?” questions, breaking down big trends and exploring how these trends might impact higher education.
Example Plans

Supporting Document Locked

Public Doctoral/Research University (CA, United States)
In accordance with state requirements, the institution prepared this report to mitigate significant environmental impacts of implementing the new campus master plan.

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Example Plans

Supporting Document Locked

Public Doctoral/Research University (CA, United States)
In accordance with state requirements, the institution prepared a report to identify significant environmental impacts of implementing the new campus master plan.

SCUP members, please login to view this resource

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