During NACUBO's 2014 Annual Meeting, the Sustainability Advisory Panel (SAP) held its first SAP Open House. The event featured over 30 posters from member institutions related to sustainability and energy efficiency efforts on their campus. Poster topics included geothermal energy, developing resources for saving water, engaging in renewable energy options, improving the campus carbon footprint, and engaging students and faculty in saving energy.
Below is the full list of participants and posters. Key conceptual elements or programs that the campus poster highlights are reflected under the name of the campus.
Solar-powered production in multiple conditions.
Transportation and comprehensive planning—alternatives and issues.
Staff and students as personal environmental stewards: wellness, social and economic sustainability.
Energy efficiency, construction projects, and utilities related savings.
A solar project for campus use that is third party financed, built, owned and maintained by SolarCity.
Sustainability: energy conservation, clean energy production, waste reduction, student activism, and food procurement.
Solar panels: a building produces as much energy as it consumes.
Sustainability across the curriculum.
Energy performance contracting
Energy conservation, project management, Energy Savings Contract, and operational practices.
Sustainability by the numbers: academics, funding, faculty, carbon neutral, Climate Action Plan.
Energy and space management, alternative transportation, student-supported funding, and academic programs.
Performance landscape, storm water master plan, tree canopy plan and data, and the living, learning laboratory.
Greenhouse gas reduction, operations and maintenance, transportation, health, well-being, and culture.
Water conservation, energy conservation and recycling.
Raising critical questions: When will water be the most expensive utility? Where will you get your energy from in 20 years? Sustainable Advisory Panel and contact info firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership, residential life and student involvement.
Zero waste innovation, fair trade campus.
Climate action plan—carbon neutrality by 2037.
Energy management and "myPower" program
Smart Labs Initiative: building control systems adaptation.
Campus as a living laboratory: cogeneration, water action plan and economic analysis with technology.
Systemwide report on building, environmental footprint, , resources and waster diversity, living learning, education and research, and student engagement.
Historical process of developing a green campus 2001 - 2013
Healthy and sustainable food system.
Rooftop solar systems offered at a reduced cost for students, faculty, staff, and alumni at their home residences.
Campus sustainability fund and green seed fund.
Energy, water and cost reductions.
Geothermal initiative - long range plan with components, system performance and financial information.
Facilities management, project cost and avoidance, Return on Investment (ROI): LED conversion, parking structure LED upgrades, chemistry building lab exhaust and ice arena heat recovery system.