4th Annual Greening Universities Conference

4th Annual Greening Universities Conference

The 4th Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges Conference was held October 22, 2009, at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Highlights included

  • updates of Climate Action Plans at Virginia universities and colleges;
  • best practices in Green design and campus operations;
  • how universities and community colleges are tackling Green curricula that lead to Green jobs;
  • a tour of the LEED Platinum Rice Center and other Green projects of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Presentations from this full-day event are available below.


Global Warming’s Six Americas: A Climate Communication Tool for Virginia’s Colleges and Universities
Karen Akerlof, M.S., Doctoral student, Communication Department, George Mason University
View presentation (45 pages/3.0mb)

Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Overview
Sandra L. Morse, Aegis Environmental, Inc.
View presentation (28 pages/0.6)

Envisioning a Sustainable Campus: Lessons Learned from 25 Years in the Trenches
Walter Simpson, CEM, LEED AP, Energy Officer & Sustainability Director, retired, University at Buffalo, AASHE Senior Fellow
View presentation (102 pages/4.2mb)

FMD PPD 2020 Concept of Operations
View presentation (6 pages/0.1mb)

Getting to Sustainability: EMS Big Picture
Harry E. Gregori, Jr., President, Gregori Consulting LLC & Atlantic Sustainability Consortium
View presentation (16 pages/0.5mb)

Green Building at Virginia’s Community Colleges
Sandra Leibowitz Earley, AIA, LEED AP, Sustainable Design Consulting
View presentation (23 pages/1.6mb)

Panel Discussion: Tools for Climate Action Plans
Facilitator: Bob Kerr, Pure Strategies, Inc., Atlantic Sustainability Consortium
View presentation (15 pages/0.1mb)

Radford University Energy Management Program
View presentation (31 pages/0.6mb)

Inger and Walter Rice Center for Environmental Life Sciences Education Building
View presentation (41 pages/4.5mb)

Sustainability Curricula at George Mason University
Sharon deMonsabert, Fellow for Sustainable Curricula
View presentation (31 pages/1.8mb)

The Post Occupancy Experience
Bryna Dunn, AICP, LEED AP+ BD+C, Vice President, Moseley Architects
View presentation (42 pages/2.4mb)

Sustainability and Environmental Management Systems at UVA
Jess Wenger, UVA Environmental Health & Safety
View presentation (38 pages/1.7mb)

Alternative Energy at New River Community College
New River Community College
View presentation (25 pages/3.0mb)

Getting Started With Sustainability Plans
Virginia Commonwealth University
View presentation (20 pages/1.2)

University of Richmond Heilman Dining Center Addition
Trey McDonald, LEED® AP, Sustainability Coordinator, University of Richmond and Charles Tilley, AIA, REFP, LEED® AP, BCWH Architects, Associate
View presentation (63 pages/5.0mb)

Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment & Sustainability Plan
Pepco Energy Services and Virginia Tech
View presentation (47 pages/1.1mb)

Thanks to our Sponsors for VSBN’s 4th Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges Conference!