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    The Campus as a Living Lab: Using the Built Environment to Revitalize College Education

    The Campus as a Living Lab: Using the Built Environment to Revitalize College Education was developed in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges’ SEED Center and targets colleges that have greened their campuses, or are thinking about greening their campuses, creating real-world teaching tools for students across an array of academic and technical programs.

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    Establishing a Culture of Performance on your Campus- Campus Implementation Workbook

    The Campus Implementation Workbook consists of a four step process to assist teams with applying LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, including; understanding the campus and how it relates to LEED EB:O&M (Stage 1: Campus Assessment), implementing best practices at the campus level (Stage 2: Campus Strategy Implementation), assessing which buildings may qualify for certification (Stage 3: Building Feasibility Study), and certifying a building (Stage 4: Run Pilot). Once a pilot project is complete the campus can scale up and extend the program to other buildings. The intent of the workbook is to provide campus teams with a tool to inform decisions and support sustainable actions relating to the existing built environment.

     

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    USGBC Students Guide to Transforming Your Campus, Community and Career

    USGBC Students Guide to Transforming Your Campus, Community and Career is written for the student who wants to change their school, their environment, their community and their future. It is a step-by-step guide to starting a powerful and functional student group, identifying the greatest needs on campus and creating a campaign to address them. This guide is intended for every major and every class year, for students already involved with USGBC and for those just forming a relationship with us. It is chock full of ways to engage sustainably conscious students, staff and faculty and drive them to success. We encourage you to print the toolkit for your own student group. Download our print guide to see how.

  • Green Existing Schools Project Management Guide
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    Green Existing Schools Project Management Guide

    Provides guidance, best practices, policy and planning templates to assist school officials in seeking LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M certification.

  • Green Existing Schools Implementation Workbook
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    Green Existing Schools Implementation Workbook

    Focuses on the O&M best practices and sustainable policies addressed by the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system.

  • The Paid-From-Savings Guide to Green Existing Buildings: Executive Summary
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    Paid-From-Savings Guide to Green Existing Buildings

    The Paid-From-Savings Guide to Green Existing Buildings is a guide to help building facilities managers and energy service companies (ESCOs) leverage utility cost savings to fund comprehensive green building retrofits. The resource provides detailed information on how to aggregate green improvement measures to optimize project economics and achieve LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance certification.

  • The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition
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    Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition

    USGBC has partnered with The Princeton Review to produce the third annual Guide to Green Colleges. See why 68 percent of high school students are looking for a green campus in their search for their best fit college.

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  • Roadmap to a Green Campus
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    Roadmap to a Green Campus

    Roadmap to a Green Campus is a strategy guide for using the LEED green building certification program as a framework for developing and evolving campus-wide sustainability plans. The Roadmap references more than 100 tools and resources to support campus greening efforts, profiles institutional success stories and was created with the support of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

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  • Hands-On LEED: Guiding College Student Engagement
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    Hands-On LEED: Guiding College Student Engagement

    As college and university leaders from across the United States work to green their campuses, students can and should play a critical role. Hands-On LEED: Guiding College Student Engagement explains how students can be involved in green campus projects and contribute to LEED certification efforts. The guide outlines three options for engaging students: coursework, internships and volunteer opportunities. It details the benefits of involving students and outlines ways to initiate the process of developing an engagement program, such as planning considerations and LEED-related activities and tasks that students can perform. The guide also contains profiles of three campuses that are engaging students on green campus projects with great success.

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  • Building Minds, Minding Buildings
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    Learn LEED: How-to Guide for Planning and Conducting LEED Study Groups

    Hosting a study group? Download USGBC's free guide.