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Conference Presentations

Renovating a Library So It Exceeds Sustainability Policies

Published 2019
Presented by Amanda Garvey, Matthew Gifford, Emmy Longnecker
Planning Types: Campus Planning

The built environment directly affects human health and sustainability coordinators and campus planners are uniquely positioned to advocate for healthier buildings for their students, faculty, and staff. Smith College is a prime example of how a higher education institution can inspire market transformation. The Neilson Library renovation went above and beyond Smith College’s campus sustainability policy by implementing a sustainability charter, prioritizing health and wellness, and advocating for positive change. In this session, you will learn how material transparency and optimization can act as an avenue to address health and wellness in your institution's built environment.