|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 12, 2014|
University of Maryland, College Park
PAE-3: Physical Campus Plan
|4.00 / 4.00||
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
Does the institution's physical campus plan include sustainability at a high level?:
A brief description of how the physical campus plan or amendment includes sustainability:
The first section of part VI: Plan and Major Recommendations covers the University of Maryland's commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. In this section Facilities Management lays out relevant plans for the University in the future including:
-"Transition to a campus of buildings and facilities that support the strategic goal of carbon neutrality"
-"Reduce total and per capita energy demand on campus."
-"Reduce total and per capita water consumption on campus."
-: "Incorporate Life Cycle Assessment into decision-making for all construction projects."
-"Design with educational opportunities in mind to maximize use of campus as a living
laboratory of sustainability best practices and to become a model sustainable community."
-"Realize and reveal the ecosystem service potential of the urban landscape."
-"Conserve and interpret the campus forest as a key component of the Climate Action Plan."
-": Increase the ability of the campus natural hydrologic cycle to deal appropriately with stormwater run-off."
-Plan and manage utility systems to avoid conflict with landscape and environmental improvements."
The plan goes on to discuss things such as landscape management, the establishment of a botanical garden and arboretum,
The year the physical campus plan was developed or adopted:
The website URL where the physical campus plan is available:
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