Case Studies--Green Colleges and Universities

Title Abstract Publication Date
Campus Demonstration Sites for Sustainable Systems and Design: Five Creation Stories. This paper provides a summary of the development and management of five campus demonstration sites designed to create harmony with natural systems and meet current student needs without compromising... 09/30/2000
Campus Sustainability Case Studies (National Wildlife Federation)
Campuses as Living Laboratories for the Greener Future. This article features the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the University of California, Irvine (UCI) as examples of the growing efforts of college and university campuses to create... 10/31/2009
Carbon Neutral Now. Profiles Yale University's Kroon Hall, an office and seminar room that aims at carbon neutrality. Southern exposure of the longest side of the building harvests substantial daylight. 09/30/2009
Case Study Revisit: Loyal University Information Commons. Offers a commissioning review of this notable building. The highly-glazed facility presented problems with automated operable window actuators and gaskets, and some of the 300 original desktop... 10/31/2010
Center for Green Schools The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council provides guidance, programming and resources for all members of the education community. The Center works directly with staff, teachers...
CHPLE: Center for High Performance Learning Environments In collaboration with Labs21 and the Institute for Connecting Science Research to the Classroom, the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech has created a new Center for High...
Cliffhanger: UCSF Embraces Creative Design in Earthquake Country. Profiles the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building at the University of California San Francisco. The facility follows the contour of its steep site with cantilevered design and pilings... 04/30/2011
Code Green. Assesses the integrated approach to green design in the new Computer Science Building at Toronto's York University. The building design fulfills the university's demand to combine an energy... 12/31/2001
Colorado State University Academic and Training Center. Profiles this academic center for student athletes. The facility is connected to the training center by a glass corridor spine, providing a constant visual reminder of the connection between athletic... 10/31/2010
Colorado State University Indoor Practice Facility. Profiles this athletic practice facility designed to accommodate simultaneous practice of various sports and to achieve LEED Gold certification. Building statistics, a list of the project... 10/31/2010
Cool Schools: The Third Annual List. This survey rates 135 higher education institutions on their campus sustainability initiatives in eight categories: efficiency, energy, food, academics, purchasing, transportation, waste management,... 12/31/2008
Cornell University's Climate Action Plan: The Engineer's Q & A with the Owner. Presents a dialogue between Cornell University's sustainability leader and their consultant that outlines the success of their efforts towards obtaining carbon neutrality. 06/30/2009
Design on the Edge: The Making of a High-Performance Building. Profiles Oberlin College's Adam Joseph Lewis Center, the United States' first substantially green higher education facility. The building is powered entirely by solar energy, features... 12/31/2005
Efficiency By the Book. Profiles Loyola University Chicago's Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons Building. The abundant high performance features of this bookless learning commons are detailed in text, diagrams,... 03/31/2010
Energy Efficiency for Tropical Campus Describes energy efficiency achieved at a Singapore university through energy-efficient lighting and air-conditioning, an integrated building management system, and extensive use of natural... 04/30/2006
Facility Focus: LEED-Certified Facilities. Profiles four LEED-certified higher education facilities, including two academic facilities, a fitness center, and an off-campus field station for environmental studies. 03/31/2008
Facility Focus: Student Centers. Describes advances in green construction at University of Vermont, Dudley H. Davis Student Center; Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), Student Success Center; University of La Verne,... 03/31/2010
First LEED Platinum Building in the UT System Case study of the LEED Platinum, University of Texas at Dallas Student Services Building. The student center has a custom exterior terra cotta louver system that provides an energy efficient shading... 02/29/2012
Food and Fuel: Biogas Potential at Broward Dining Hall. Presents results of a study to determine biogas production and implementation potential at the University of Florida's Broward Dining Hall. Food waste quantity and current disposal methods were... 12/31/2007
From Gray to Green at Angelo State University The campus master plan called for demolishing utilitarian parking and an ugly roadway to make room for an eco-friendly, multifaceted recreational hub, now the vibrant heart of the campus. 04/30/2012
Going Bold, Going Green. Profiles sustainability efforts at Messiah College, which include extensive use of solar hot water and photovoltaics, a community garden, using environmentally sound paper, updating HVAC systems, and... 03/31/2011
Going Green. Case study of the nation's first green law school, the new University of Denver College of Law. The state-of-the-art facility project includes proactive design for indoor air quality through... 05/31/2003
Grand Valley State University Laker Turf Building. Profiles this LEED Gold long-span indoor sports field facility, positioned on the site to maximize daylighting, solar heating, and natural ventilation. Photovoltaics and a rainwater collection system... 10/31/2009
Green Buildings. Campus Structures That are Championing Sustainability and Winning Awards. Since 1992, the University of British Columbia has sought to incorporate green design in its new building projects. Describes the C. K. Choi Building for the Institute of Asian Research, the Liu... 12/31/2005