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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.

Arizona State University (715 KB pdf)

Community embedded offsets to reach climate neutrality by 2025.

Bentley University (2.1 MB pdf)

Stunning Ice Arena that is 50% less in energy costs, LEED Platinum.

Business Case for Campus Efficiencies (326 KB pdf)

NACUBO’s Sustainability Advisory Panel listed with thoughtful questions for the future.

Carleton College (20.3 MB pdf)

Varied programs engaging students, campus, and community to reduce waste, CO2 and energy.

Carnegie Mellon University (2.7 MB pdf)

Finding efficiency through ecel4 Apps in reporting, time and cost savings increasing collaboration, accuracy and productivity.

Chandler Gilbert Community College (4.1 MB pdf)

Tracking campus history and programs from 2009 to 2018 that improve water, energy, environment, lighting, and overall carbon footprint.

Colorado State University (3.5 MB pdf)

Intersection between Environment, Economics, and Social Justice with specifics on academics, operations, engagement and research.

Cornell University

Listing of the efficiency in buildings, food and renewable energy.

Elon University (7.6 MB pdf)

Operations, engagement and academics highlight in energy conservation, green buildings, kitchen and farm and sustainability faculty scholars, research and experimental learning.

Georgia College State University (711 KB pdf)

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.

Jacksonville State University (878 KB pdf)

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.

Kentucky Community & Technical College System (9.1 MB pdf)

System of 16 colleges in 7 campuses optimizing energy efficiency and workforce academic offerings.

Key Facilities Metrics (354 KB pdf)

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.

Kutztown University (10 MB pdf)

Energy savings performance contract with specific highlights of 14 areas of energy savings.

Luther College (365 KB pdf)

Road to zero waste – use of WasteXpress System and pulper, intensifying recycling and solid waste reduction and move-out efforts and outcomes.

Millersville University (16.3 MB pdf)

Climate action plan, energy data and zero energy building information along with comparison of their metrics to the APPA/NACUBO Key Facilities Metrics survey.

Northwest College (2.9 MB pdf)

Garbology academic program – how students study and review garbage to advance recycle.

Slippery Rock University (902 KB pdf)

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.

Slippery Rock University (3.7 MB pdf)

Time line of various sustainability initiatives from 2005 to 2017 and the impact on their net greenhouse gas emissions.

Unity College (508 KB pdf)

Excellent detail on tasks and costs on their waste reduction effort and development of organics from May 2016 to Jan 2018.

University of Alabama, Birmingham (285 KB pdf)

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.

University of Arizona (817 KB pdf)

Green fund student initiatives and campus Living Laboratory.

University of California, Irvine (11.4 MB pdf)

Green Labs program certification, implementation strategies, and participation benefits.

University of California, Los Angeles (1.5 MB pdf)

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.

University of Houston (15.8 MB pdf)

Sustainability defined with engagement, planning, operations, alternative transportation, dining, green spaces, renewable energy and living laboratory.

University of Kansas Medical Center (113 KB pdf)

Energy savings and conservation methods noted that reduced electric and natural gas saving 3.3 million in two years.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (8.1 MB pdf)

Energy savings performance contract explained in two phases.

University of Massachusetts Lowell (21.4 MB pdf)

Excellent detail on transportation strategies improving commuting and documenting reduction in greenhouse gases.

University of Minnesota Morris (4.1 MB pdf)

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.

University of Northern British Columbia (5 MB pdf)

Trademarked Canada’s Green University highlights of recent projects and costs of bioenergy plant, wood pellet heating system, green employer, and other initiatives.

University of South Florida St. Petersburg (10.3 MB pdf)

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.

University of Texas Arlington (8.2 MB pdf)

Sustainability in facilities operations, innovating landscape, promoting research, encouraging student initiatives, sustainability focused curriculum and sponsoring public service collaboration.

University of Virginia (13.1 MB pdf)

Sustainability Plan outlines goals and actionable items through student and faculty engagement and collaborative working on operational issues of energy and infrastructure improvement.

University of Washington Bothell (10.6 MB pdf)

Sustainability success in using solar power, residential life, energy monitoring, restoring wetlands and creating an edible campus.

University of Washington Seattle (2.1 MB pdf)

Student funded Campus Sustainability Fund examples of over 100 project funded including for  UW Solar, salvage wood, electric bike mail and UW Farm.


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