Higher Education Buildings

Colleges and universities throughout North America are greening their campuses. We keep you up to date on the trends.


Excellence in Design

A Well-Rooted, Living Building

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The Rochester Institute of Technology envisioned a building that was living, figuratively and literally, for its new Golisano Institute for Sustainability.
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Sharing the Table for Improved Recreational Facilities

By Steven Flanagan AIA, LEED
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By applying an integrated project process, building teams can bring higher education recreational centers to a greater level of sustainability and efficiency.
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LED Versus Fluorescent Lighting

By Adrian Charest, PE, LEED AP BD+C
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Lighting needs vary by application, so how does LED lighting stack up financially against fluorescent lighting options in an educational setting?
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Raising the Bar

Sustainability makes its case in a new University of Baltimore law school building
By John Morris
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Campus administrators recognized the new John and Frances Angelos Law Center’s potential to have a transformative impact on much more than the program itself.
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A Golden Opportunity For Platinum

By Cristina Toscano
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A grant from the Department of Energy pushes a sustainable building at a Michigan university from LEED Gold to LEED Platinum.
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Applying Energy-Efficient Strategies to Research

By Kevin D. Mussler
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A project team applies sustainable building standards to the strict safety guidelines of a Kentucky research lab.
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Will It Stay or Will It Go Now?

By Derrick Teal
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Drought has likely been a feared calamity since humans realized we needed water to survive.
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Ballast Cooler Than You Think

By Annie McCarren
A cool roof can be a great choice for buildings in warm, southern climates.
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Net-Zero From the Inside Out

By Lisa Blecker
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A Georgia Tech project investigates efficient interior design impacts on net-zero energy housing.

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Higher Education Design: Implementing Zero-Plus Energy Strategies

By James Matson, AIA and Patrick Thibaudeau
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When conserving energy becomes a thing of the past, the newest approach is finding ways to create it.
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