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  • The new building features large, energy-efficient windows, shower facilities for cyclists, and an energy-efficient HVAC system. Twenty-one percent of the building’s content is recycled material and the college was able to divert 91 percent of construction waste from landfills. Connecting the building to its site, wood boards from an elm tree that was knocked down in a 2011 storm were used to panel the east wall of the building’s chapel.
  • From more than 300 submissions in this year’s award program, 11 submissions were selected across four categories that include the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. Some recipients will present on their award-winning work at AASHE 2018.
  • The two residence halls, one new and one renovated, include a reduction in indoor water consumption, energy savings of more than 20 percent compared to a baseline building, the recycling of more than 85 percent of the construction demolition and waste, the use of low VOC paints and flooring, and having more than 90 percent of regularly occupied spaces with exterior views.

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  • STARS Top Performers Announced

    Read the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index and find the top-performing colleges and universities as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). The report also highlights innovative and high-impact initiatives from institutions ... More
  • Reduce Paper Use on Your Campus

    AASHE members are eligible to receive in-depth training, guidance and tools to reduce the number of personal desktop printers on campus through our “Turning the Page on Campus Paper Use” program. Apply by September 7. More
  • UMass Discusses Sustainability Rankings

    Deputy Chancellor, Steve Goodwin talks about the university’s ranking by AASHE and the Princeton Review as one of the top research universities nationwide for their commitment to leadership in sustainability. More

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