The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is an extraordinary resource for institutions of higher education that are seeking to promote a greener future. The organizationâ€™s website is packed with helpful information. The organization also hosts a blog on its website on which AASHE staff and campus sustainability community members â€œreport on their work, on conferences they attend, and on ideas they have for moving campus sustainability forward.â€ With categories including Community Engagement, Curriculum, Transportation, Research, Financing, and Grounds, institutions seeking guidance for moving forward with green initiatives can find a wealth of worthwhile information.… Read the rest
Archive | February 17, 2010
Dewberry Provides Sustainable Design for American Public University System’s New Academic Center in Charles Town, WV
Located on a Brownfield site on the edge of the Charles Town Central Business District, Dewberry has recently provided sustainable site design services for the American Public University System’s (APUS) new Academic Center. Once the decision to build green was made by APUS, Dewberry assigned a land development project manager, Lisa McCauley, PE, and a LEED® Accredited Professional, Laurel Dumene, providing a green design and site design focus to the APUS LEED design charrette.
The process of designing the site plan became one of give and take between the owner and the city of Charles Town in order to meet landscaping, parking and storm water management requirements.… Read the rest
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