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Planning for Higher Education Journal

From Lagging to LeadingLocked

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 Using sustainable and cost-efficient design opportunities and aligned technologies, they succeeded in countering the outdated stereotype of the athletic building as a lagging energy performer.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

Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines

Improving Human Experience on Campus
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 North Central Regional Conference. The University of Minnesota follows the state’s sustainable building guidelines, specifically Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), and uses post-occupancy evaluations (POE) to measure user satisfaction with campus buildings. In this session, we’ll demonstrate how to implement sustainability initiatives, which have a significant impact on campus building performance and by extension, user performance and wellbeing.
Webinar Recordings

Managing Your Historic Campus Facilities in Today’s Resource-Constrained Environment

Published 2020
Recorded October 20. How are you addressing your campus’ historic facilities with so many competing needs for limited resources? This webinar will outline strategies for the management of historic properties on college and university campuses, with guidelines, standards, and best practices to address a wide range of concerns dealing with historic facilities.
Conference Presentations

Loyola University

Intentional Partnerships for Livable and Resilient Campuses
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 North Central Regional Conference. Although unique in their practice and infrastructure challenges, Loyola University Chicago and Loyola University Medical Center used strategic partnerships, innovative planning solutions, and green infrastructure to create resilient, livable campuses. We’ll demonstrate how you can make tangible improvements and promote resiliency on your campus through green infrastructure.
Conference Presentations

Keynote: Healthy People, Healthy Planet

WELL Buildings Ignite a Second Wave of Sustainability Amidst a Global Health Crisis
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Southern Regional Conference. Learn about the latest evidence behind WELL’s new Health-Safety Rating for Facilities Management and Operations, and how the WELL Building Standard can elevate the role of buildings in the fight against COVID-19.
Conference Presentations

Zero-energy Buildings on a Shoe-string Budget

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Southern Regional Conference. 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.
Webinar Recordings

Great Days in New Ways!

Using COVID-19 to Push Sustainability Forward
Published 2020
Recorded August 13. This webinar will discuss finding ways to keep sustainable packaging for different styles of service, operational hurdles for trash pickup, and how to tell your campus' story to keep sustainability programs alive. Learn how speed, safety, and sustainability can coexist, as well as how food waste and food insecurity have been affected as a result of COVID-19, and what can be done to combat them.
Webinar Recordings

Transforming CSU Monterey Bay With the Living Community Challenge

Published 2020
California State University-Monterey Bay (CSU-MB) is the first university campus to register for the Living Community Challenge, becoming a model for how university campus design and planning can have a profound impact beyond the campus. We will discuss how our 2018 Architecture at Zero award-winning wellness and recreation design solution is transforming CSU-MB into a healthy, sustainable, net-positive environment.
Conference Presentations

Decarbonizing Your Campus

Planning for Electrification and Resilience
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. 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

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Collaborative Campus

Transformation through Ecological Planning
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. 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
SCUP 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. 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.
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