Case Studies--Green Colleges and Universities

Title Abstract Publication Date
News on Green Design and Energy Conservation from the University at Buffalo. Reports on the University at Buffalo's efforts in sustainability, which has resulted in one LEED-certified building, another building that has applied for certification, a set of high... 12/31/2004
Ocean and Coastal Studies Building Protects and Withstands Environment. Case study of the Ocean and Coastal Studies Building at Texas A&M University-Galveston. Built on the hurricane-prone Gulf Coast, the design team made every effort to minimize environmental... 03/23/2011
Passive-House Dormitory Receives Certification TerraHaus, North America's first Passive-House student dormitory located on the Unity College campus in Unity, Maine, has received official certification from the Passive House Institute U.S. 06/27/2012
Peak Performance. Discusses the benefits of high-performance schools, which enhance the learning environment for students while saving energy, resources, and money. Describes initiatives of the Collaborative for High... 03/31/2003
Penn's LEED Buildings A review of the green buildings on the University of Pennsylvania campus, including the George A. Weiss Pavilion, Morris Arboretum's Horticulture Center, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine,... 01/30/2012
Pfeiffer Architects Helps Washington State University Renovate Its Student Union Building and Pursue LEED Accreditation Profiles a new student union featuring spaces for student organizations, student government offices, a variety of dining/food service offerings, more than 50,000 square feet of bookstore facilities,... 03/06/2008
Planning a Green Campus: New St. Louis Community College Campus Planning Process Offers Lessons in Sustainability. When St. Louis Community College began planning a new campus in West St. Louis County, the Trustees committed themselves to sustainability, a concept consistent with the college's philosophy... 01/11/2005
Platinum Lab Emphasizes Practical Food and Beverage Science. Profiles the University of California-Davis, Teaching and Research Winery and the August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory (WBF). Facilities for beer brewing, winemaking, and food... 04/30/2011
Precast's Versatility Makes the Grade Describes universities and colleges that have taken advantage of precast concrete benefits that include energy efficiency, sustainable design, aesthetics, economy, speed, and expandability. Includes... 06/30/2011
Princeton Review's Guide to 311 Green Colleges. Profiles 308 institutions of higher education in the United States and three in Canada that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure,... 03/31/2011
Project Profile: Clark University's Lasry Center for Bioscience, Worcester, Massachusetts Case study of a high-performance laboratory. The 50,000-square-foot, three-story building includes 12 research laboratories in addition to 14 faculty offices, three lounges, and two conference rooms... 12/31/2007
Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building. Profiles the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building at the University of California San Francisco. 6,000-square-foot roof terraces landscaped with native plantings top each of the... 04/30/2011
Rec and Effect. Explains how Washington State University built a combination 160,000 square foot recreation center and student union that was entirely funded by students at a cost of $39 million. The facility's... 10/31/2001
Recreation, Health and Learning at Sac State WELL Center. Profiles this new recreation center that integrates health services, outdoor adventure clubs, and exercise. The LEED Gold-rated facility features a transparent exterior that reveals the activities... 08/31/2010
Rector Science Complex Stuart Hall and James Hall, Dickinson College. Profiles this LEED Gold facility that was attached to an existing building to form a courtyard that functions as a social hub. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a... 10/31/2009
Rose Center for the Arts, Lower Columbia College American studio Opsis Architecture designed the Rose Center for the Arts in Lower Columbia College, Longview, Washington, which not only meets the artists' needs with a cutting-edge theatre and... 04/19/2012
Rutgers University Relies on the Sun. Profiles a solar energy facility at Rutgers University's Livingston Campus. The $10-million investment is expected to net a profit of $6.6 million in 15 years, through sale of surplus... 03/31/2009
Rx for Platinum. Profiles the Oregon Health and Science University Center for Health and Healing. The high performance facility outperforms the Oregon energy code by 60 percent, and features 100 percent capture and... 12/31/2008
Science in a New Light. Profiles the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building at Texas A&M University. The building represents the institutions first foray into sustainable design, conforms to the new campus master plan... 12/31/2009
Seizing Sustainability. Profiles the installation of a photovoltaic system on a Providence College roof. The specifications and aesthetics of the system are discussed, as is the building addition on which it was installed. 01/31/2010
Sherrerd Hall. Profiles this new Princeton University academic building. The building's modern form, proportions, and patterned glass facade are drawn from surrounding buildings. Its green roof is the first on... 10/31/2009
Snapshots: Ten Colleges and Universities Put Sustainability to the Test. Briefly reviews green facilities at ten higher education institutions in Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia. 08/31/2009
Soaking up the Storm. Describes how Lawrence Technological University responded to a mandate to control rainwater runoff with a green roof on its new student services building, graywater toilets, and bioswales. Project... 08/31/2009
Special Citations. Profiles the new campus center at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, The center sits at the heart of the campus, providing a light-filled spaced connected to an existing geothermal heating and... 07/31/2010
Special Mention Lab Takes Thoughtful Approach to Green Describes in detail the design of the University of California-Riverside, School of Medicine Research Building. This building won a Lab of the Year Special Mention. 05/31/2012