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Cumberland Region Tomorrow features Vanderbilt in Newsletter

Nov. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt was featured in Cumberland Region Tomorrow’s recent newsletter. See what sustainable efforts they highlighted below.   What is FutureVU? With Middle Tennessee facing a transit and growth crisis, CRT donor Vanderbilt University is taking a proactive approach with FutureVU, its bold 20-year land-use plan for its 333-acre campus in the heart of Nashville’s booming...

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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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Chancellor’s Charter explores sustainability across Nashville

Sep. 20, 2018—Read the MyVU story here.  Faculty, staff and students joined Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos last week on a Chancellor’s Charter tour to explore sustainability, a fundamental FutureVU guiding principle and initiative. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt University) Designed to focus on community engagement and lifelong education, the Chancellor’s Charter tours take place throughout the year and examine significant values, themes and topics...

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FutureVU lecture: Jason McLennan on ‘The Power of Transformative Goals’ Aug. 27

Aug. 13, 2018—Please note GME credits are available for attending. Read more here. 

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SCUP Tour showcases FutureVU Plans and Progress

Jul. 20, 2018—The Division of Administration hosted over 50 architects, designers and higher-education leaders from the Society for College and University Planning on July 16 to showcase Vanderbilt’s FutureVU vision and progress across campus. “Inviting these industry leaders on campus to see, touch and learn about the innovative work being done at Vanderbilt is an honor,” said Mike Perez, associate vice chancellor...

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Vandy Walks Sustainability Tour of Campus

Jul. 11, 2018—A guided tour of Vanderbilt’s sustainable campus features will be given on July 17th, 2018 for this month’s Vandy Walks Tour. The tour group will meet at Rand Terrace and will be from 12-12:45pm. Chelsea Hamilton and Paul Marshall will lead participants through tour spaces including the Rand Hall green roof and LEED-certified Warren/Moore Colleges...

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Second ‘Making Nashville Living Building Ready’ event June 21

Jun. 13, 2018—The Living Building Challenge is described as a “philosophy, certification and advocacy tool for projects to become truly regenerative.” The second in a local series of focused discussions about the Living Building Challenge is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, in the Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium in Featheringill Hall. The event will be a case study of...

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Redesigned sustainability report expands focus to include holistic environmental efforts

Mar. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt displays a new emissions baseline in a redesigned version of its annual sustainability report that outlines the university’s environmental impact in 2016. The university’s GHG emissions come from three evenly split sources. Natural gas for the on-campus power plant and individual buildings represents 31 percent; 33 percent is power purchased from Nashville Electric Service;...

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Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Fieldhouse earns LEED Silver Certification

Oct. 18, 2017—The newest addition to the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (VRWC), the Fieldhouse, has received a LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED—Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—is a certification program that sets the standard for environmentally responsible construction. The renovated VRWC opened to the campus community in January 2014. Upgrades to the...

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Rand Roof Gets Green Update

Oct. 12, 2017—The Rand Hall roof recently got a green update for the 2017 school year! A green roof was installed this summer through a student-initiated Vanderbilt Green Fund project. The roof on the third floor of Rand outside the wall of windows and across from the Anchor has been covered in trays containing sedum, a plant material....

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