|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||July 25, 2012|
University of Puget Sound
PAE-3: Physical Campus Plan
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Associate Vice President of Business Services/Community Engagment
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 university hired SRG Partnership to help create a comprehensive master plan in 2004. Puget Sound formalized its commitment to sustainability under this master plan. Page 53 of the plan articulates university commitment to sustainability: "In concert with the President’s charge to address the campus as an opportunity to reflect and advance the values of the university community, the University of Puget Sound is committed to promoting sustainable design on campus through environmental stewardship and the pursuit of the most sustainable measures practical in development projects. The university is further committed to promoting the awareness of such measures as learning opportunities for members of the university community and the greater Tacoma region.
The university's master plan considers sustainable building as an integrated framework of design, construction, operations and demolition practices that encompass the environmental, economic and social impacts of buildings. Sustainable design includes the efficient management of energy and water resources, management of materials and waste, protection of health and indoor environmental quality, protection of the environment and reinforcement of natural systems, and an integrated design approach."
The following master plan measures exemplify sustainable design practices that are considered and potentially applied to the management, design, and construction development projects:
- Maximizing quality and quantity of landscape
- Using native plants and plants that do not require irrigation
- Creating habitat
- Encouraging transportation options
- Optimizing the use of daylighting
- Using natural ventilation
- Creating building envelopes that respond to sun and human comfort
- Maximizing renewable energy use
- Designing for longevity
- Reducing waste
- Using local materials
- Creating healthy buildings with low toxicity
- Designing for longevity
The following policy supports such practices: Adoption of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards whenever possible.
The year the physical campus plan was developed or adopted:
The website URL where the physical campus plan is available:
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