Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

ISCN 2015 Pre-Conference - Harvard University Sustainability Plan

868 views

Published on

Heather Henriksen, Director, Harvard University Office for Sustainability, speaks on the university's sustainability plan and revised building guidelines.

Published in: Environment
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

ISCN 2015 Pre-Conference - Harvard University Sustainability Plan

  1. 1. Building a Healthier, More Sustainable Campus Heather Henriksen Director, Office for Sustainability heather_henriksen@harvard.edu
  2. 2. “This generation’s task is to THINK DIFFERENTLY about how we inhabit the earth.” – President Drew Faust
  3. 3. Catalyzing Climate Solutions …in the lab …in the classroom …on our campus
  4. 4. Our Challenge
  5. 5. “An opportunity for every member of our community to reflect on what role they can play in enhancing our collective well-being. – Professors Bill Clark and Jack Spengler
  6. 6. EMISSIONS AND ENERGY HEALTH AND WELL-BEING CAMPUS OPERATIONS CULTURE AND LEARNING NATURE AND ECOSYSTEMS
  7. 7. Climate Commitment
  8. 8. Green Building Standards
  9. 9. 7 Success Factors 1.  Charrettes 2.  Energy modeling & life cycle costing 3.  Aggressive Baseline & Reward Cutting Edge 4.  Industry alignment 5.  Internal expertise & training 6.  Best practice sharing 7.  Innovation
  10. 10. New Standards Driving Systemic Change Goals: 1.  Test Faculty Research 2.  Push Boundaries: health + wellness, pioneering standards 3.  Catalyze Leadership Review Process: University-wide review committee  Data-driven benchmarking" " Research and development  Review and approval
  11. 11. Simplified Tier System Tier 1 New buildings and full building renovations (LEED-NC) Tier 2 Partial renovations/fit-outs (LEED-CI) Tier 3 System-specific renovations w/ energy/materials impact Tier 4 No or limited energy/GHG impact but other advancement
  12. 12. Healthy Materials Disclosure
  13. 13. Pushing Boundaries
  14. 14. Aggressive energy targets Building 1 Building 2 Building 3 Building 4
  15. 15. Target Energy Intensive Sectors
  16. 16. Challenges and Lessons Learned Primary challenges: •  Mission requirements •  Cost constraints •  Aggregating/analyzing data Lessons learned: •  Compliance through education and training •  Internal champions essential to success •  Build momentum through reward and recognition
  17. 17. EMISSIONS AND ENERGY HEALTH AND WELL-BEING CAMPUS OPERATIONS CULTURE AND LEARNING NATURE AND ECOSYSTEMS 1.  Reduce exposure to harmful chemicals 2.  Identify and track high-risk chemicals 3.  Increase access to wellness programs 4.  Implement tobacco-free campus policies IMATE PREPAREDNESS PLANREFERRED PRODUCTSSUSTAINABLE AND HEALTHFUL FOOD STANDARDS2020
  18. 18. Building a Net Positive Community
  19. 19. What Type of Future Do WE Envision?
  20. 20. Integrate sustainability not only into our buildings, but also into the communities where we work and live.
  21. 21. green.harvard.edu @GreenHarvard #GreenHarvard

×