Campus Planning Community and Conference Presentations

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UMass Amherst is a STARS Gold institution that has received numerous awards for its sustainability efforts in higher education. To celebrate the physical elements of the campus sustainability achievements, and to inform campus staff, faculty and students how to support green building projects, Campus Planning and Design & Construction sponsored a presentation to the campus community on Campus Green Building Resources: LEED and Beyond. Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Senior Campus Planner reviews the commitment UMass Amherst has made to sustainable design and construction and the range of sustainability/LEED resources available to campus staff, faculty and students as they work on planning, designing and constructing a sustainable campus. The presentation also assists staff in navigating the LEED rating systems, provides an in-depth review of campus-wide programs and practices that support LEED building certification, and is meant to encourage discussion of what additional resources are needed to facilitate on-going renovation and modernization work that supports a green campus.