Conference Recordings

Achieving a Carbon Neutral Campus Infrastructure

An Institution's Vision
Published March 9, 2021
Presented by Vladimir Mikler, Integral Group | Sara Lappano, AE Works | Andrew Feick, Swarthmore College
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Swarthmore College

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. We'll discuss Swarthmore's experience in the actual implementation of decarbonization strategies and share the latest information on cost, carbon reduction, and phasing considerations. Come learn how to evaluate central plant strategies, geoexchange wellfields, and renewable power sources and apply these valuable strategies to create a sustainable decarbonized environment for your campus community.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Establish clear decarbonization goals for your institution.
  2. Outline a 'roadmap to zero' process that your institution can use to further develop and define a decarbonization strategy for an existing campus.
  3. Discuss strategies for overcoming internal and external challenges to achieving decarbonization goals.
  4. Identify the near-term and long-term steps needed to plan and implement a zero-carbon central plant system and the related infrastructure and upgrades needed to support it.


Vladimir Mikler

Integral Group

Sara Lappano

Vice President of Operations
AE Works

Andrew Feick

Associate Vice President for Sustainable Facilities Ops. and Capital Planning
Swarthmore College

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU/HSW 1.0 Unit (SCUPM21C1050) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

Recorded March 9, 2021.

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