Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.10
Liaison Kimberly Hodge
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Washington and Lee University
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Morris Trimmer
Energy Specialist
Treasurer's Office
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Campus Sustainability Consulting and LEED Expertise

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:

ENV 220 course: Campus Sustainability Consulting and LEED Expertise

Using the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating systems and working alongside sustainability consultants, students investigate the W&L campus grounds and facilities and develop detailed action plans for the university, in order to meet sustainability and climate goals and maximize credits toward a LEED Campus designation. The consulting teams will present their findings to university decision makers in order to assist W&L in achieving LEED Silver Certification or better for all new construction and major renovations.

While LEED Lab courses may not be new in general, we have never had a course like this before on our campus. Additionally, we have never had students work in a consulting capacity for university decision-makers in regards to sustainability and building projects on campus.

https://www.usgbc.org/education/leed-lab


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

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