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Third ‘Making Nashville Living Building Ready’ event is Jan. 31

Jan. 24, 2019—The Living Building Challenge is described as a “philosophy, certification and advocacy tool for projects to become truly regenerative.” The third in a local series of focused discussions about the Living Building Challenge is scheduled for Jan. 31, 5:00 p.m. in Featheringill Hall 134 and will address the challenges of creating a Living Building in Music City. The event will be...

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Don’t forget to power down before leaving for the holidays

Nov. 14, 2018—Please remember to power down before you leave the office or your home for an extended period over Holiday Break. Your reductions in energy use can have a large impact when aggregated across the entire university. Here are some things you can do to help conserve energy while you are away: Turn off lights in...

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Vanderbilt greenhouse gases emissions drop 12 percent per square foot, new sustainability report shows

Nov. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped 12 percent per gross square foot in the 2017-18 fiscal year. The findings are among those showcased in the annual sustainability report released today by the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office in the Division of Administration. Vanderbilt leaders are aligning sustainability efforts with the guiding principles of  FutureVU ,...

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2018 Commons Unplugged week celebrates sustainability

Oct. 24, 2018—The fifth annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, from Sunday, Oct. 28, to Saturday, Nov. 3, will celebrate sustainability, natural resource conservation and energy conservation through various events focusing on Vanderbilt’s first-year student population. These events are presented by The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons in partnership with the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, the School for Science and Math...

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Vanderbilt ranked 21st among top ‘green’ colleges and universities

Oct. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt University has been named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review. Vanderbilt is No. 21 among the “Top 50 Green Colleges” for 2018. Schools on the list share “superb sustainability practices, a strong foundation in sustainability education, and a healthy quality of life for students on campus,” according to The...

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Campus community invited to PARK(ing) Day on Sept. 21

Sep. 12, 2018—The Division of Administration invites the campus community to participate in and enjoy PARK(ing) Day 2018. The university’s park, comprising 18 parking spaces located at the corner of Broadway and 20th Avenue, will highlight aspects of FutureVU and its guiding principles. The park will feature sustainable features and materials and demonstrate how land used for parking...

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Facilities invests in sustainable technologies across campus

Sep. 12, 2018—The Division of Administration’s Facilities department has invested in two new sustainable technologies for the 2018-19 academic year. Integrating sustainable practices throughout campus is a fundamental element of FutureVU. Seven Bigbelly solar-powered compacting trash cans and recycling bin units were installed around Rand Hall and one at the new Hank Ingram VandyVans shelter. The units...

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FutureVU releases comprehensive vision for development of campus

May. 17, 2018—A holistic vision for the physical development of campus over the next 20 to 30 years is now available on the FutureVU website. The vision, which can be read in full or as an executive summary, includes long-term projects that affect the entirety of campus and individual campus “neighborhoods.” FutureVU strives to further establish connections...

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