Another stunning set of campus success stories with 36 posters highlighted a variety of campus efficiencies at the 2018 Annual Meeting. Poster topics depicted different aspects of operational efficiency and sustainability; both financial as well as environmental. They ran the gamut from operational and strategic planning, to major physical plant infrastructure replacement, student empowerment, campus collaboration between colleges and universities, organic composting, water savings, behavior changes, and utility infrastructure that all improved campus energy and costs.
The Sustainability Advisory Panel (SAP) of NACUBO suggested these posters for the 2014 Annual Meeting and they continue to expand in popularity as a means to explain member’s success. It is a fantastic opportunity to share campus success in a different method other than a concurrent session. Members should consider displaying a poster for the next 2019 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, with registration due by January 31, 2019. (Speaker discount for member registration will only be available after poster registration is confirmed.) In this age of electronic and digital images it has been found that creating these posters as a point in time can help clarify, embrace, and advocate campus success that can be shared internally and externally.
Below is the alphabetical listing of the institutions and the general description of major concept(s) presented from their campus success story.
Community embedded offsets to reach climate neutrality by 2025.
Stunning Ice Arena that is 50% less in energy costs, LEED Platinum.
NACUBO’s Sustainability Advisory Panel listed with thoughtful questions for the future.
Varied programs engaging students, campus, and community to reduce waste, CO2 and energy.
Finding efficiency through ecel4 Apps in reporting, time and cost savings increasing collaboration, accuracy and productivity.
Tracking campus history and programs from 2009 to 2018 that improve water, energy, environment, lighting, and overall carbon footprint.
Intersection between Environment, Economics, and Social Justice with specifics on academics, operations, engagement and research.
Listing of the efficiency in buildings, food and renewable energy.
Operations, engagement and academics highlight in energy conservation, green buildings, kitchen and farm and sustainability faculty scholars, research and experimental learning.
Cost per square foot comparison from 2013-2017 on electricity, water, natural gas and recycling – great operational savings thru green initiatives.
Jacksonville State University
Strategic objectives with P3 in university fitness and wellness center.
Environmental Policy and Information Center (EPIC) notes partnerships with public lands, facilities, and environmental education. Chosen as one of six higher education institutions honored by the Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools for 2018.
System of 16 colleges in 7 campuses optimizing energy efficiency and workforce academic offerings.
Review the fourth year of the APPA NACUBO survey which highlights the trends in BTU – EUI – energy, electrical, water, waste (recycle and garbage) and carbon.
Energy savings performance contract with specific highlights of 14 areas of energy savings.
Road to zero waste – use of WasteXpress System and pulper, intensifying recycling and solid waste reduction and move-out efforts and outcomes.
Climate action plan, energy data and zero energy building information along with comparison of their metrics to the APPA/NACUBO Key Facilities Metrics survey.
Garbology academic program – how students study and review garbage to advance recycle.
Excellent detail of their Guaranteed Energy Savings Agreement comparing energy savings measures and the impact on deferred maintenance for both the university program as well as the residential suites program.
Time line of various sustainability initiatives from 2005 to 2017 and the impact on their net greenhouse gas emissions.
Excellent detail on tasks and costs on their waste reduction effort and development of organics from May 2016 to Jan 2018.
Sixty research labs that created green labs which save water and energy, reduce environmental and economic costs without sacrificing research quality, safety standards, or comfort and productivity of lab staff.
Green fund student initiatives and campus Living Laboratory.
Green Labs program certification, implementation strategies, and participation benefits.
Student research, building operations, academics, and significant regional partners formulating the Los Angeles Grand Challenge all led to this being one of the NACUBO 2018 Excellence in Sustainability Award.
Sustainability defined with engagement, planning, operations, alternative transportation, dining, green spaces, renewable energy and living laboratory.
Energy savings and conservation methods noted that reduced electric and natural gas saving 3.3 million in two years.
Energy savings performance contract explained in two phases.
Excellent detail on transportation strategies improving commuting and documenting reduction in greenhouse gases.
Unique rural campus that is collaborating with its community on energy conservation, renewable energy, community resilience and cultural exchange with sister city in Germany all led to this being one of the NACUBO 2018 Excellence in Sustainability Award.
Trademarked Canada’s Green University highlights of recent projects and costs of bioenergy plant, wood pellet heating system, green employer, and other initiatives.
With campus energy consumption accounting for 80% of carbon emissions, campus is reducing with specifics on energy sub-metering, LED’s, solar and other items.
Sustainability in facilities operations, innovating landscape, promoting research, encouraging student initiatives, sustainability focused curriculum and sponsoring public service collaboration.
Sustainability Plan outlines goals and actionable items through student and faculty engagement and collaborative working on operational issues of energy and infrastructure improvement.
Sustainability success in using solar power, residential life, energy monitoring, restoring wetlands and creating an edible campus.
Student funded Campus Sustainability Fund examples of over 100 project funded including for UW Solar, salvage wood, electric bike mail and UW Farm.