Case Studies--Green Colleges and Universities

Title Abstract Publication Date
5 Facility Design Tips for Universities Case study of University of Connecticut's new green Classroom Building comprised of 17 high-tech classroom spaces and two lecture halls. Discusses five areas that all universities should... 01/16/2012
A Building Lovely as a Tree. Article provides detailed description of new Center for the Environment at Catawba Collge in Salisbury, NC. The 21,000-square-foot, three-story building was designed to be sustainably constructed.... 09/08/2002
A Clean Slate. As it builds its first campus in 35 years, the University of California is using sustainability and smart buildings to create a living laboratory for students. The administration's aim is to... 07/31/2003
A Green Building on Campus. Describes how techniques such as occupant control, careful sizing of the HVAC equipment, and using a direct digital control (DDC) system have helped the James L. and Evelena S. Oakes Hall at Vermont... 12/31/2001
A Green Social Hub From green roofs to high-functioning outdoor spaces, the Rochester Institute of Technology's Global Village transforms into a sustainable campus gathering space. 03/31/2012
A Lesson in Sustainability. Profiles the recycling of an outdated campus building into the new home for Arizona State University's School of Sustainability and Global Institute of Sustainability. The energy and water... 08/31/2009
A Naturally Cooled Atrium for a Temperate Climate. Describes the sophisticated glazing system and natural ventilation of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies. These enable the building to... 03/31/2006
A New Approach. Describes how the University System of Georgia formed a team to monitor its own environmental compliance. Solutions for ongoing compliance, worked out with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency... 03/31/2009
A Place of Business. Profiles Mills College's Lorey I. Lokey Graduate School of Business. The modern building features large, daylit spaces that with appropriate acoustical attenuation, water-conserving fixtures,... 10/31/2010
A Zero Utility Bill Building. The Sustainable Living Center (SLC) in Fairfield, Iowa was commissioned by the Maharishi University of Management. The facility is a forward-looking project that draws from an “East Meets West”... 08/31/2011
Academia Embraces Green. Reviews the LEED Gold certified Engineering Tower at Portland State University, detailing its geothermal heating and cooling system, rainwater harvesting, operable windows, and automated HVAC... 09/30/2007
AIA COTE Selects Top Ten Green Buildings for 2006 Among the winners of the AIA Committee on the Environment's top 10 examples of green design are two schools: Ben Franklin Elementary School, Kirkland, Washington, by Mahlum Architects, and the... 03/31/2006
America's Greenest Colleges. Presents Forbes Magazines list of greenest colleges, considering their participation in the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership, participation in the American College and... 10/07/2009
An Education in Sustainability. Discusses Stanford University's evolution from a campus-wide energy saving retrofit program, to customized efforts concentrated on the institutions 12 most energy-intensive buildings. These... 11/30/2008
An Unexpected Surprise. Profiles the Langdon Woods Residence Hall at Plymouth State University. Design of the LEED Gold-certified building was incorporated into the curriculum, producing a popular dormitory that uses 58... 06/30/2007
ASU Polytechnic Green. Profiles the new academic complex at the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus. Horizontal shades allow daylighting while protecting the building from extreme desert sun. Shaded walkways and... 04/21/2009
At Drexel University, a Green Rebirth Planned for a Former Frat House Plans call for restoring a stone-clad fraternity house and constructing a 4,600-square-foot addition, transforming the building into a hub for testing sustainable design and construction methods. The... 01/17/2012
Attention to Detail Makes WWU Building Unique. Profiles Western Washington University's new Academic Instructional Center, featuring natural ventilation, controlled daylighting, and a unique combination of concrete and steel construction. 08/19/2009
Bagley Classroom. Profiles this nature area classroom at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The LEED Platinum facility features super insulation and passive solar heat, while aiming for net-zero energy use. 12/31/2010
Bagley Nature Area Classroom Pavilion. Presents a tour of a humble LEED-Platinum classroom, at the University of Minnesota in Duluth, that has the ambitious goals of net-zero energy and Passive House certification. The Passive House... 12/31/2009
Bellevue Community College R Building. Describes an environmentally-friendly classroom building on the campus of Bellevue Community College in Washington that includes waterless urinals, a geothermal heating and cooling system, and other... 12/31/2001
Berea College Turns Over a New Leaf. Describes the College's new Ecovillage student residence, which combines conservation and technology to minimize its ecological footprint. The project features natural rather that chemical... 05/31/2004
Biomedical Facility Shows Best of Modern Lab Design. Profiles the University of Southern California's Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research. The article describes solutions for the specific needs facing... 04/30/2011
Bridge from the Past: The Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. Profiles this Tulane University center which features responds to the mild environment with operable windows, solar-driven ventilation, chilled radiant surfaces, and separate thermal zones. Details... 09/30/2008
Campus Buildings that Teach Lessons. Describes how Brown University has begun looking at building design and performance as a shadow curriculum that supports or argues with the principles being taught in a building's classroom.... 02/28/2002