Master Planning for a Sustainable Campus<br />David W. Reeves, AIA, LEED AP<br />Facilities Design and Construction<br />T...
What is Master Planning for a Sustainable Campus?<br />Sustainability: “…meet the needs of the present without compromisin...
UNC Sustainability Policy<br />Sustainability adopted as a core value: 10/9/09<br />Master Planning:  “…sustainability pri...
UNC Sustainability Policy<br />Design & Construction: <br />“…meet statutory energy and water efficiency requirements;  de...
Sustainable Campus Guidelines<br />Plan Sustainable Sites<br />Conserve Water<br />Conserve Materials and Resources<br />C...
Plan Sustainable Sites<br />Use the most suitable sites available on campus<br />Maximize orientation <br />Preserve exist...
Conserve Water<br />Reduce water used for landscaping<br />Use indigenous plants<br />Irrigate only to establish<br />Capt...
Conserve Materials and Resources<br />Reuse existing buildings<br />Incorporate waste management for new construction & re...
Enhance Environmental Quality<br />Reduce quantity of indoor air contaminates<br />Low VOC paints, coatings, carpet & comp...
How do we get a Sustainable Campus Master Plan? Have a Planning Process<br />Collaborative process with all stakeholders i...
Case Study – UNCG Master Plan<br />1st Comprehensive Master Plan completed in 1984 by Warnecke<br />Master Plan updated in...
1995 Existing Campus Plan<br />Little implementation of the 1984 Master Plan<br />Limited land acquisition has taken place...
1995 Master Plan Update<br />Music School sited at corner of McIver and West Market (“Vision” for Peabody Park)<br />Scien...
2001 Master Plan<br />Land acquisition to campus boundaries now complete<br />Music  Building, Science Building and Baseba...
2006 Existing Campus Plan<br />College Avenue is now pedestrianized<br />Additional structured parking south of Spring Gar...
2007 Master Plan Goals<br />Preserve open and green spaces<br />“Sacred spaces” include Peabody Park, Foust Park, Quad, Di...
2007 Master Plan Goals<br />Preserve character-defining and historic buildings (Quad, Foust Building and others)<br />
2007 Master Plan Goals<br />Preserve and renovate existing buildings (Quad & Dining Hall)<br />
2007 Master Plan Goals<br />Focus on more pedestrian-friendly core campus & promote alternative modes of transportation to...
2007 Master Plan – Elements of Sustainable Campus Planning<br />Preserve open and green spaces<br />Preserve and renovate ...
Summary<br />Plan sustainable sites<br />Conserve Water (interior and exterior)<br />Conserve Materials and Resources (con...
Questions?<br />David Reeves<br />dwreeves@uncg.edu<br />For Additional Information and to review the UNCG Campus Master P...
Master Planning for a Sustainable Campus<br />Thank You!<br />Facilities Design and Construction<br />The University of No...
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David Reeves, AIA, LEED AP, Design Project Manager, Facilities Design & Construction, UNCG, presentation for UNC Focus Forward April 7, 2010

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Master Planning for a Sustainable Campus

  1. 1. Master Planning for a Sustainable Campus<br />David W. Reeves, AIA, LEED AP<br />Facilities Design and Construction<br />The University of North Carolina at Greensboro<br />Greensboro, NC 27403<br />336-334-5269 <br />http://www.uncg.edu/fpl<br />
  2. 2. What is Master Planning for a Sustainable Campus?<br />Sustainability: “…meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”<br />Source: Our Common Future, Brundtland Commission, 1987<br />
  3. 3. UNC Sustainability Policy<br />Sustainability adopted as a core value: 10/9/09<br />Master Planning: “…sustainability principles related to infrastructure, natural resources, site development, and community impact shall be incorporated into comprehensive master plans.”<br />
  4. 4. UNC Sustainability Policy<br />Design & Construction: <br />“…meet statutory energy and water efficiency requirements; deliver energy, water and materials for buildings and grounds that minimize impact and enhance the site; and, provide good indoor environmental quality for occupants.”<br />
  5. 5. Sustainable Campus Guidelines<br />Plan Sustainable Sites<br />Conserve Water<br />Conserve Materials and Resources<br />Conserve Energy <br />Enhance Environmental Quality<br />
  6. 6. Plan Sustainable Sites<br />Use the most suitable sites available on campus<br />Maximize orientation <br />Preserve existing green spaces; develop new ones<br />Implement storm water management plans<br />Incorporate pedestrian friendly campus<br />Incorporate alternatives to vehicular transportation<br />
  7. 7. Conserve Water<br />Reduce water used for landscaping<br />Use indigenous plants<br />Irrigate only to establish<br />Capture rainwater or gray water for reuse<br />Reduce consumption inside buildings.<br />SB 668 (20% less than code)<br />Use LEED Guidelines to reduce potable water consumption<br />
  8. 8. Conserve Materials and Resources<br />Reuse existing buildings<br />Incorporate waste management for new construction & renovations (construction)<br />Provide solid waste reduction & recycling programs (operations)<br />Use materials with recycled content <br />
  9. 9. Enhance Environmental Quality<br />Reduce quantity of indoor air contaminates<br />Low VOC paints, coatings, carpet & composites<br />Design healthy interior spaces for users, support learning & foster research<br />SB 668 (30% more efficient for new/20% for renovation)<br />Control lighting<br />Thermal comfort<br />Daylight & views<br />
  10. 10. How do we get a Sustainable Campus Master Plan? Have a Planning Process<br />Collaborative process with all stakeholders involving students, faculty, staff, neighbors and local government<br />Meet University expectations and goals<br />Design teams coordinate and lead the sustainable planning process, (e.g. LEED process)<br />
  11. 11. Case Study – UNCG Master Plan<br />1st Comprehensive Master Plan completed in 1984 by Warnecke<br />Master Plan updated in 1995 by Sasaki Associates & MMPA<br />Plan updated again in 2001 by Perkins & Will<br />2007 Master Plan update completed by Sasaki & BJAC<br />
  12. 12. 1995 Existing Campus Plan<br />Little implementation of the 1984 Master Plan<br />Limited land acquisition has taken place<br />College Avenue remains open to vehicular traffic<br />Improvements to Spring Garden Street not yet implemented<br />Completed sports and recreation facilities<br />
  13. 13. 1995 Master Plan Update<br />Music School sited at corner of McIver and West Market (“Vision” for Peabody Park)<br />Science Building sited<br />Closed portion of McIver Street for pedestrians<br />Pedestrianization of College Avenue proposed<br />Improvements to Spring Garden Street proposed (to reduce “heat island” effect)<br />
  14. 14. 2001 Master Plan<br />Land acquisition to campus boundaries now complete<br />Music Building, Science Building and Baseball Stadium have been completed<br />Structured parking completed<br />Spring Garden Street improvements completed<br />Elliott Center Green proposed to replace surface parking lots<br />
  15. 15. 2006 Existing Campus Plan<br />College Avenue is now pedestrianized<br />Additional structured parking south of Spring Garden<br />Housing completed at corner of Aycock and Spring Garden<br />Softball complex completed<br />Tennis Courts and Recreation Track are completed<br />
  16. 16. 2007 Master Plan Goals<br />Preserve open and green spaces<br />“Sacred spaces” include Peabody Park, Foust Park, Quad, Dining Hall Commons and EUC Green<br />Other green spaces include athletic fields and the golf practice area<br />Need to improve use and feel of open spaces including EUC Green and golf practice area<br />
  17. 17. 2007 Master Plan Goals<br />Preserve character-defining and historic buildings (Quad, Foust Building and others)<br />
  18. 18. 2007 Master Plan Goals<br />Preserve and renovate existing buildings (Quad & Dining Hall)<br />
  19. 19. 2007 Master Plan Goals<br />Focus on more pedestrian-friendly core campus & promote alternative modes of transportation to/from campus<br />
  20. 20. 2007 Master Plan – Elements of Sustainable Campus Planning<br />Preserve open and green spaces<br />Preserve and renovate existing buildings (Quad & Dining Hall)<br />Recognition of a need to move to more dense, vertical campus<br />Focus on infill development (conversion of existing parking lots or existing buildings)<br />Focus on more pedestrian-friendly core campus & promote alternative modes of transportation <br />Proposed development south of the railway on other urban sites<br />
  21. 21. Summary<br />Plan sustainable sites<br />Conserve Water (interior and exterior)<br />Conserve Materials and Resources (construction and operations)<br />Conserve Energy<br />Enhance Environmental Quality to promote living, learning and research<br />
  22. 22. Questions?<br />David Reeves<br />dwreeves@uncg.edu<br />For Additional Information and to review the UNCG Campus Master Plan:<br />http://www.uncg.edu/fpl/CampusMasterPlan<br />
  23. 23. Master Planning for a Sustainable Campus<br />Thank You!<br />Facilities Design and Construction<br />The University of North Carolina at Greensboro<br />http://www.uncg.edu/fpl<br />
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