Planning for Higher Education Journal

Campus Energy Master Planning

A Road Map to Carbon-Neutral Institutions in Northern U.S. Latitudes
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From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017
By Shirine Boulos Anderson, Chad Wisler
Planning Types: Campus Planning

The imperative for higher education institutions to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions is driven by the energy required to sustain their campus facilities and by rapid, irreversible changes to the climate that threaten global infrastructures. This article provides a framework that comprehensively addresses campus facilities’ energy consumption reduction and conversion to renewable resources while helping building users become more aware of how their actions impact greenhouse gas emissions. Case studies illustrate how two different institutions developed campus energy master plans and set incremental goals toward carbon neutrality and net-zero fossil fuel energy consumption.

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