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Goal Four - Objective B - Action Steps

Transform the physical environment and infrastructure of the university and expand the university’s position as a nationally recognized leader in sustainability.

Action Steps

1. To reflect existing and projected campus needs, implement the new 10-year master plan, which considers visual character, space utilization, renovation of existing facilities and construction of new facilities.

2. Develop five-and 10-year plans for improvements to the university’s infrastructure, taking into account the projected enrollment  growth and expected innovations in energy systems, transportation, information technology, sustainability, and health and safety.

3. Expand upon and promote best practices in waste reduction and recycling.

4. Integrate LEED planning concepts into all aspects of the university’s built environment and require all major new construction and renovation projects to be at least LEED silver certified. Every project will strive for a higher LEED certification/Net Zero and include the latest proven energy efficient systems into existing buildings, renovations, and new construction projects.

5. Develop a clear and comprehensive Facilities Use Plan, as well as plans for deferred maintenance and energy use, to optimize space utilization, and extend the life and energy efficiency of existing facilities while reducing the need for constructing new facilities.

6. Measure and verify direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions and make reports available to the campus community and general public.