For the sixth year the Annual Meeting has displayed great campus success and efficiency stories. This group of 40 posters at the 2019 Annual Meeting highlight different aspects of “campus efficiencies”. 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, system wide campus awards, organic composting, water savings, behavior changes, transportation, United Nations Sustainability Development Goals, internal carbon tax, and utility infrastructure that all improved overall campus operational costs and sustainability.
The Sustainability Advisory Panel (SAP) of NACUBO suggested these posters for the 2014 Annual Meeting and they continue to expand in popularity 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 2020 Annual Meeting in Washington DC (National Harbor) and register that intent no later than March 1, 2020. (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 and the of major concept(s) presented from their campus success story.
Student led water conservation initiatives explained with specific gallons and dollars saved.
Campus takes the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and overlays their strategic initiatives.
2019 NACUBO Excellence in Sustainability Award for the campus’s master plan and implementation of long-term geothermal replacement of existing physical plant.
New cash handing guidelines process and how it provides safety, improvement, and reducing risk.
Food waste recycling project with information on biodigester, multi-disciplinary collaboration, organic plant studies, and composting and analysis
Housing is highlighted with its innovations and sustainability measures.
Transportation modes, metrics, and innovative programs explained.
Unique aspects of their food waste reduction efforts explained.
Listing of campus accomplishments with building efficiency, food, land and water policies, and renewable energy.
Hub for those with safety, health, risk and emergency management with a peer to peer network with 700 institutions sharing tools and resources.
Explanation of their energy conservation program with 161 buildings and the results.
No cost tools and resources offered by U.S. Department of Energy.
Complex Keneda sponsored EcoComons explained regarding carbon storage and carbon sequestration.
2019 U.S. Dept of Education Green Ribbon Award winner poster highlighting the cost of savings per square footage in electricity, water, gas and recycling.
System of 16 colleges in 7 campuses notes detailed efforts across the system in operations, leadership, partnerships, academics, engagement and professional development.
Review the fifth year of the APPA NACUBO survey which highlights medians of BTU (Energy Use Intensity – EUI) of energy, electrical, water, waste (recycle and garbage) and carbon.
Overview, goals, implications for campus, and results from their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Reimbursement program.
2019 U.S. Dept of Education Green Ribbon Award winner depicts their “virtuous cycle” with award winning net zero Lomdardo Welcome Center and other initiatives improving cost savings.
Two-year college details their Infrastructure Survey Project to advance efficiency and sustainability.
Depiction of how campus restructured their sustainability efforts to align with presidential strategic priorities: abstract, before and after organizational structure, budget, and new initiatives.
Template used to describe sustainability in two buildings: Chemistry and Chemical Biology and the Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering.
Graph highlighted efforts to reduce carbon from 2005 to 2035 noting base line date from 2005, current 2018 data, and proposed 2017 net zero per year of Btu (EUI) per square foot, student energy costs, and greenhouse gas emissions.
NACUBO’s Sustainability Advisory Panel members listed along with thoughtful questions for the future.
Brief summary of categories a campus can execute and finance offered by NACUBO’s Sustainability Advisory Panel.
2019 NACUBO Excellence in Sustainability Award; Internal carbon tax on campus departments that funds “green” projects and note they co-authored the Higher Education Internal Pricing Toolkit.
Student profile development that increases response time, efficiency, and improves student success.
Innovations in their campus sustainability efforts including their Central Heating and Cooling Plant installed in 2016 reducing their Btu (EUI) per square foot along with other sustainability related efforts.
General listing of campus efforts: energy, transportation, climate commitment, engagement, water, waste minimization, food system, and land management with carbon neutral goal by 2050.
Strategic Plan for 2019-2025 on air, climate, energy, food and dining, water, buildings, transportation, grounds, waste, campus/public engagement, research, purchasing, diversity and wellbeing and work.
How the campus improves planning, design, and construction in its location with the Sonora Desert.
Award program recognizing innovation and efficiency: green labs, biohazardous waste, steam weed control, green darkroom and electric lab registration program.
Funding of the new solar package and storage system for three campuses to be net zero by January 2035.
Multifaceted sustainability plan impact and costs saved with energy and water, recycle, landscaping, transportation and overall diversity and healthy communicates innovations.
Robust agriculture program highlighting urban agriculture greenhouse, rooftop and community gardens, and sustainable land management with “lamp-scaping”.
Sustainability noted across the campus mission with the “italladdsup.umn.edu” campaign and depiction of how they are reducing their greenhouse gas emissions with renewable energy.
The “Morris Model” community and university partnership explained with the goals, projects, and climate smart municipalities involved.
Transformation from an automobile-centric campus to a pedestrian friendly environment reflecting the surrounding Chihuahuan desert.
Highlights of the campus wetlands, organic land care, pollinators, water conservation and development of edible options to offset food insecurity.
Integration of UW Sustainability unit with Facilities Asset Management and explanation of their evolution with committee structure, reporting, and policies.
Details their pounds and costs savings with a new efficient waste management system.