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Zero Net Energy—From Building Scale to Campus Scale | Planning Webinar 9/30

Zero Net Energy—From Building Scale to Campus Scale | Planning Webinar 9/30 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Interest in zero net energy (ZNE) grows rapidly, but implementation is lagging. This webinar will look at the decision-making factors institutions consider when building a ZNE facility. Is the trend line bending towards greater ambition, or are institutions staying on the sidelines as costs come down, technologies improve, and the daring few pave the way, offering valuable lessons learned? Corporate and institutional representatives will also examine lessons from from Washington University in St. Louis, Cornell University, and Case Western Reserve University. They will offer first-hand experience on specific ZNE installations, both at the small and large scale, and will look ahead to predict what's next. This program will include frequent audience polling and opportunities for questions.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 2:00 PM–3:30 PM eastern—An interactive look at the trends, technologies, costs, and boundaries impacting Zero Net Energy buildings. Register now!

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Snapshot: The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2012 | U.S. Green Building Council

Snapshot: The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2012 | U.S. Green Building Council | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Worth checking out: Snapshot: The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2012 on www.usgbc.org
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A nice annual summary of USGBC and the green building industry in 2012.

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Why the green building industry needs to pay attention to tenants

Why the green building industry needs to pay attention to tenants | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
It's time for the building industry to shift from develpment to maintenance, using a life cycle approach.
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SCUP agrees: "Taking the long view, and systematically planning and delivering performance across the entire facility life cycle, is critical to meeting sustainability objectives and helping buildings achieve their full economic and environmental potential."

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The Tree House at Massachusetts College of Art and Design

The Tree House at Massachusetts College of Art and Design | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"The residence hall’s design and engineering decisions were made with solar orientation in mind.Windows on the tower’s north sides provide light favorable to artists’ work and fewer windows on the south side help reduce heat. The windows are operable and the school employs an electronic system that lets students know when it’s advisable to open or close them."

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Don’t miss the informative report from the 2014 jurors at SCUP–49 in Pittsburgh. Register by July 7 or register on site. Their session is Monday, July 14, at 3 pm. Presenting jurors include: Cathrine D. Blake, Associate Director, University Landscape Architect, Stanford University; Philip Freelon, President, The Freelon Group, Inc.; James R. Miller, University Architect, Johns Hopkins University; Jane Wright, Architect, President & Chief     [na]

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Catching Up to LEED Buildings | UT Austin, February 19

Catching Up to LEED Buildings | UT Austin, February 19 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Many universities set out to design, build, and operate their buildings more sustainably. What challenges and opportunities are they running into? Come learn more about Campus Sustainability Policies, Energy Modeling, “Greening” Design and Construction Contracts, and Operating and Maintaining Green Buildings after completion. Following the panel dialogs, we will tour the LEED Gold Certified Student Activity Center, where the conference is being held.

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This is a SCUP Southern Regional Symposium on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Attendance at regional SCUP events like this one has been exploding over the past several years. 

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