Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.92
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2012
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Western Kentucky University
PAE-3: Physical Campus Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Helen Siewers
Landscape Architect
Planning, Design, & Construction
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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:

Sustainability Initiatives have emerged as a pillar of WKU’s Strategic Plan. The guiding principles of the 2010-2022 Master Plan are:

• Emphasize fiscal responsibility in capital planning (renovated space vs. new space; increased building density vs. expanded campus boundary)

• Emphasize fiscal responsibility in operations (shared space vs. dedicated space)

• Incorporate best management practices for sustainability into capital construction projects (House Bill 2, LEED criteria and stormwater management)

• Improve greenspace to enhance the campus environment

• Continue to develop a consistent and compatible architectural language that supports historic as well as more modern architectural examples that exist on campus

• Acquire land as available to facilitate campus expansion

• Maintain a walkable and accessible campus by improving pedestrian connections, safety, and aesthetics

• Limit or remove vehicles from high-volume pedestrian areas

• Reduce traffic congestion and parking demand by creating multimodal access to campus and increasing transit service

• Cultivate an on-campus residential community by improving housing and auxiliary services to support student success

• Develop and maintain building and safety standards for off-campus, WKU-related organizations via the University District

The year the physical campus plan was developed or adopted:

The website URL where the physical campus plan is available:

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