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Conference Presentations

Setting Building Energy Standards

Learning from City, State, and Utility Incentive Programs
Published 2021
Individual cities, states, and utility incentive programs are going beyond carbon neutral standards to embrace energy consumption limits—this session will present these new strategies as models and options for campus building energy standards.
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

Decarbonizing Your Campus

Planning for Electrification and Resilience
Published 2020
This session will discuss transitioning away from fossil fuels for campus heating and transportation and explore new technical, procurement, and phasing strategies to cost-effectively achieve carbon reduction and resiliency goals.
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.
Example Plans

Master Plan Locked

Public Doctoral/Research University (CA, United States)

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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.

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Conference Presentations

Green Gauges

A Design Methodology at Williams College
Published 2019
Come learn how to use the green gauges methodology at your institution and discover the cost per metric ton of avoided carbon over the operation life of a particular strategy.
Conference Presentations

Repurposing Mid-Century Campus Buildings for a New Generation

Published 2019
In this session, we will explore how Binghamton University implemented a façade upgrade and high performance energy systems for deep energy retrofits for its Science IV building.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Campus Energy Master Planning Locked

A Road Map to Carbon-Neutral Institutions in Northern U.S. Latitudes
From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017
Higher education institutions can lead the way in reducing energy consumption and advancing carbon neutrality by starting with their on-campus facilities.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Book Review: Degrees That Matter Locked

Climate Change and the University
From Volume 36 Number 1 | October–December 2007
Greening the Ivory Tower and Degrees That Matter provide an enlightening case study of Tufts University’s sustainability initiatives over the past 17 years.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Major Step for Solar Heating Locked

From Volume 4 Number 4 | August 1975