Applying an environmentally sustainable philosophy to educational facility design and operations


Auburn University

2 facilities at Auburn University receive LEED certifications

Feb. 28, 2024
The Academic Classroom and Laboratory Complex and The Edge at the Central Dining Commons were recognized for their environmentally friendly designs.
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Knowledge Center: Keeping Clean

Feb. 2, 2024
The Covid-19 pandemic has ended, but the cleaning and maintenance efforts embraced during the crisis should continue.
Rendering by McMillan Pazdan Smith.

The Great Outdoors

Feb. 2, 2024
Transforming unused outdoor campus space into places of experiential learning.
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Brown University explores geothermal energy

Dec. 1, 2023
Test wells are being installed on the Providence, Rhode Island, campus to determine if a geothermal system is feasible.

Baltimore County (Maryland) district begins construction of $70.6 million net-zero-energy elementary school

Nov. 21, 2023
Deer Park Elementary in Owings Mills is being designed to produce as much energy as it uses.


Download the AS&U 100

Dec. 21, 2023
Download this guide to the 100 largest public school districts and 25 largest postsecondary institutions.
Stephen Ashkin

Authentic green products from “bad” companies

June 8, 2023
Schools and universities understand the importance of cleaning and rely heavily on their vendors to accomplish the tasks necessary to protect student and staff health, as well...
University of Calfornia
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University of California system agrees to acquire wind energy from New Mexico

June 7, 2023
The university system will receive electricity via a 550-mile transmission line from the SunZia Wind project in New Mexico.
Western Washington University
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Science and engineering facility at Western Washington University aims to be net zero energy building

May 7, 2023
A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled later this month on the Bellngham campus for Kaiser Borsali Hall.
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Stony Brook University will anchor Climate Exchange campus in New York City

May 1, 2023
The 400,000-square-foot campus on Governor's Island will be dedicated to researching and developing solutions to the global climate crisis.