Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.69
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2019
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Carnegie Mellon University
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Barbara Kviz
Environmental Coordinator
Facilities Management Services
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Green Room 2.0 Renovation

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Our Recycling Education Center in the Jared L. Cohon University Center has been in place for about 10 years now, where most anything can be recycled. The space includes a eco-awards display case, a kiosk linking to our Environment at CMU website, a bulletin board for environmental news and handouts. The Green Practices Committee decided to update the room to be more broadly focused on Sustainability and asked faculty and students to help in the process. In the Spring 2018, a faculty member in the Design Department, used our project for a new design elective called Environmental Typography. Three student teams came up with design ideas and we chose one of the designs. The Green Practices team applied for a campus Uplift Grant and received 15k for the renovation graphics, while Facilities Management & Campus Services will support all facility related costs and infrastructure improvements. Attached is the student presentation of the proposed changes and a class project description. We started the first phase of the project the summer of 2018 by removing the old graphics and repainting, now in the next phase, campus Marketing and Communications is designing the new graphics, FMCS has purchased new recycling bins, and student designers are making slides for the electronic message board that will be installed in the room. The green space is a public walk through area, where campus tours stop, so the area will be a public showcase for campus sustainability as well as a functioning recycling center in one of our most populated buildings on campus. For the third phase of the project, we are asking students in Architecture to make a bench and chairs with materials from our recently deconstructed solar decathlon house, so we can have a small sitting area in the room. We intend to schedule programming and 'office hours' to engage with the campus community about sustainability issues.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Enagement

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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