|Submission Date||March 6, 2020|
Washington and Lee University
IN-49: Innovation C
|0.50 / 0.50||
Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
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.
Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
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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