ADDRESSING THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY
In a recent issue of Scientific American, the science-based journal announced that it was joining more than 13,000 scientists and a host of news and information outlets in stating that “We are Living in a Climate Emergency, and We’re Going to Say So.”
The continuing spate of tornados and hurricanes well past their usual “seasons,” more extensive flooding, snowstorms and frigid temperatures well into spring, and droughts and fire threats still continuing in many parts of the world—all are clear indicators that we have got to do better to reduce the carbon output from our buildings, vehicles, and our population centers.
APPA member colleges, universities, and schools are continuing to make strides in doing their part in the effort to be good environmental stewards, increase energy efficiencies, and develop sustainable programs that benefit their students, staff, and local community.
- Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Grounds
- Sustainability Case Studies: Best Practices in Campus Life
- Environmental Management Guide for Educational Facilities
- Educational Facilities Professional’s Practical Guide to Reducing the Campus Carbon Footprint/Sustainability Guide
- APPA’s 2012-2017 Effective and Innovative Practices Award Winning Entries: With Updates
- International Energy Conservation Code Change: Enhancement or Dangerous Precedent?
- Private Tennessee-Based University Cuts Energy Costs 40% with Chilled Water Plant Optimization
- Boxes to Farm to Compost: A Response to the Challenging Recycling Market
- The Energy Efficiency Alphabet & Big Data
- Sustainability, Fundamental Measurement
Coming in July/August 2021
- Shaping Space, Place, and Connection
- Campus Infrastructure & Deferred Renewal Needs
- UTHealth Energy Conservation Plan Saves Millions