The Princeton Review Releases 4th Annual Free “Guide to Green Colleges” in Partnership with USGBC
The Princeton Review, in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has released the fourth annual edition of its free guidebook saluting the most environmentally responsible "green colleges." The Princeton Review first published this resource in 2010 in collaboration with USGBC. That year, USGBC, widely known for developing the LEED green building rating system, launched the Center for Green Schools to increase efforts to drive change in how campuses and schools are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated so that all educational facilities can enhance student learning experiences."The Guide to 322 Green Colleges" features: school profiles; lists of schools in the guide with LEED-certified buildings; advice for living green on campus,and much more.Access the 4th Annual Guide to Green Colleges.
EIA Releases Analysis of State-Level Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions vary significantly across states. An analysis of state-level emissions data from 2000 through 2010 recently released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that the overall size of a state, as well as the available fuels, types of businesses, climate, and population density all play a role in both total and per-capita emissions. For example, some states are located near abundant hydroelectric supplies, while others contain abundant coal resources. The term "energy-related carbon dioxide emissions" as used in the analysis, includes emissions released at the location where fossil fuels are used, not where they are produced.The complete analysis,State-Level Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2000-2010, can be found at: http://www.eia.gov/environment/emissions/state/analysis/
11th Annual Campus Sustainability Day
Campus Sustainability Day is a time to recognize the successes, challenges, and innovation of sustainability in higher education on each campus. How will your campus integrate this year’s theme into projects and programs to celebrate? Submit your campus events to have them posted to the AASHE website. Visit http://campussustainabilityday.org/ to learn more.
Want the Latest on Educational Facilities Management Issues in the U.K.? Access the AUDE Conference Videos
APPA is a strategic international partner of the Association of University Directors of Estate (AUDE), based in Cambridge, England. The association's membersare the universities and higher education institutions of the United Kingdom. AUDE promotes excellence in the strategic planning, management, operation, and development of higher education estates and facilities. APPA President Mary Vosevich represented APPA in March at the AUDE annual conference. Learn about some of the leading issues the organization covers by accessing videotaped presentations from the AUDEconference. Now available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/APPALeadership.
Research on Learning Space Design: Present State, Future Directions | First Perry M. Chapman Prize Report Now Available
The Society for College and University Planning's (SCUP's) first Chapman Prize Report is available for SCUP nonmembers to download through May for free, as part of the Call for the 2013 prize, which ends with the month of May. The Report is a comprehensive literature search covering research about the effects of physical space on learning, It contains the insights gained from the call for responses to a research proposals to answer the question: "How does the physical campus support institutional missions of learning and engagement?" Go here to download this report in PDF, EPUB (iPad, Nook, etc.), and MOBI (Kindle).
University of Utah Residence Hall Receives LEED Gold
The University of Utah’s newest residence hall recently received gold certification using Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards, making it the first LEED-certified university residence hall in Utah.The 167,000-square-foot Donna Garff Marriott Honors Residential Scholars Community exceeded minimum efficiency standards by more than 30 percent, resulting in $55,000 annual energy savings. Learn more.
UC Davis Earns 5th LEED Platinum Certification
Th e University of California Davis' new Student Community Center features low-flow water fixtures, hydration stations, high-efficiency lighting, a lawn-less landscape of drought-tolerant plants and permeable paving, and computers powered partly by solar energy. During construction, students from the campus Waste Reduction and Recycling program developed a job-site composting program, and builders also donated scrap materials to the university’s student-run Aggie ReUse Store. Learn more.
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