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Philadelphia University Freshman Students Responses to the question:
"In your own words, what is sustainable design/green building/ sustainability?"
Survey Results:
How the professions have been communicating to the public:
>social media
>television shows
>newspaper articles
>journals and magazines
How the professions are planning to communicate to the public for the future:
Utilizing websites of organizations to educate the public :
> U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
- The Center for Green Schools
>Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
-created by the USGBC in 2000
> American College and University Presidents' Climate Committee (ACUPCC)
-colleges ad universities join to promote sustainability on their campuses

The plan is to educate students about creating a sustainable environment for the future, in education programs implemented into their schools' curriculum, starting at an early age.

How is Sustainability Communicated to the Public?
What is Sustainability?
The 12 steps of green engineering goes beyond the recommended qualifications for safety and quality and considers the environmental, social, and economic factors.
When dealing with design work, such as architecture or interior design, it is important that these principles are applicable, effective, and appropriate to the project.
The Twelve Steps of Green Engineering
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) scale is a standardized way in which buildings can be rated on how sustainable they are.
Based on a wide variety of categories ranging from its impact on the landscape and surrounding area to how well it uses energy and temperature.
There several ratings a building can receive, going from only certified to the platinum certification level.
What is LEED?
Alex Habba, Erica Lomando, Paul Roman
Writing 201 Project 3
Works Cited
LEED Certified Sustainable Design at Philadelphia University:

Examples from Philadelphia University:
What is the U.S. Green Building Council?
Specifically: The Center for Green Schools?
What is Sustainable Design?
As seen in the surveys, there are numerous definitions and aspects/views for the term 'sustainability'.

'Sustain' comes from the Latin meaning "to hold up" and from there it evolved.

The 1987 Brundtland Report shifted the meaning of sustainable development to mean "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Brundtland Report definition is still being used, but the "triple bottom line" effect has been added.

Does design work have an impact on creating a sustainable environment? Yes.
Building construction and operations can have extensive direct and indirect impacts on the environment, society, and economy.
The field of sustainable design is seeking to balance the needs of the areas and trying to create a win-win-win design solution.
What are the main objectives to sustainable design?
In the United States, buildings account for:
39% total energy use
68% total electricity use
12% total water use
38% total CO2 emissions
60% total non-industrial waste generated.

(04' EPA report)

"The ACUPCC provides a framework and support for America’s colleges and universities to implement comprehensive plans in pursuit of climate neutrality. The Commitment recognizes the unique responsibility that institutions of higher education have as role models for their communities and in educating the people who will develop the social, economic and technological solutions to reverse global warming and help create a thriving, civil and sustainable society." (ACUPCC.2015.)
What is the American College and University Presidents' Climate Committee?

Complete an emissions inventory.
Within two years, set a target date and interim milestones for becoming climate neutral.
Take immediate steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by choosing from a list of short-term actions.
Integrate sustainability into the curriculum and make it part of the educational experience.
Make the action plan, inventory and progress reports publicly available.” (ACUPCC. 2007.)
>What are the goals of the Colleges and Universities joining the ACUPCC?
Philadelphia University joined the ACUPCC in 2011. Its climate neutrality goal is for 2035. (2035 Climate Action Plan (CAP))
In 2012 the University completed a sustainable landscape master plan.
In 2012 the University agreed to provide a plan to the community that would span as long as 30 years. (The 30 Year Plan) in accordance with the Philadelphia 2035 city-wide rezoning plan.
Philadelphia University has the 30 Year Master plan renderings are available their website for the public to see.
There will also be public meetings about the plan.
Students in the majority of majors must take a class in sustainability.
Students in the design programs are introduced to sustainable design in their freshman year.
"About the College." College of Architecture and the Built Environment. Philadelphia University. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2015.
"History | U.S. Green Building Council." About USGBC. N.p., 2012. Web. 27 Apr. 2015.
"Huge Mansion Built with Sustainable Design - Built Green Video." Built Green. Spaces TV. YouTube. YouTube, 19 Dec.2012. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.
"Mission and History." American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment. N.p., 2007. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.
"Philadelphia University Institutional Facilities Plan." Philadelphia University. N.p., 2015. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.”
"Philadelphia University New DEC Center | U.S. Green Building Council." Philadelphia University New DEC Center | U.S. Green Building Council. United States Green Building Council, 2014. Web. 27 Apr. 2015.
"PhilaU SEED Center Receives LEED Gold Sustainability Rating | PhilaU Today." PhilaU Today. University Headlines, 21 Aug. 2012. Web. 27 Apr. 2015.
"Student Work." College of Architecture and the Built Environment. Philadelphia University. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2015.
US Green Building Council. "Green Classroom Professional Certificate Program." The Center for Green Schools. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.
WBDG Sustainable Committee. (2014, August 25). Sustainable. Retrieved April 24, 2015, from http://www.wbdg.org/design/sustainable.php
Slaper, T. F., & Hall, T. J. (2011). The Triple Bottom Line: What Is It and How Does It Work? Retrieved April 23, 2015, from http://www.ibrc.indiana.edu/ibr/2011/spring/article2.html
Anastas, P. T., & Zimmerman, J. B. (1984). Design. Oxford: Clio.
Tang, S. Y., Bourne, R. A., Smith, R. L., & Poliakoff, M. (2008, January 31). Green Chemistry. Retrieved April 25, 2015, from http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2008/gc/b719469m#!divAbstract
Established in 1993 by Rick Fedrizzi, David Gottfried, and Mike Italiano.
>Their mission: to promote sustainability in the building and construction industry.
Today: 76 chapters, 12,870 member organizations and 197,000 LEED professionals
Well-known for LEED (created in 2000)
> The Center for Green Schools:
Their goal/mission is to create green schools for everyone in this generation.
They believe that all students (at any grade level) should be learning in a green building.
"By promoting the design and construction of green schools, and by greening the operations and maintenance of existing schools, we can make a tremendous impact on student health, school operational costs and the environment."
"High-performing schools result in high-performing students, and green schools go far beyond bricks and mortar. We see an opportunity to educate a new generation of leaders – sustainability natives – capable of driving global market transformation."
When designing these green schools, they take into account how students breathe, hear, see, feel, think, learn, and move.
"Greening a campus inspires community members to embrace sustainability."
"Higher education serves as a critical leverage point for making green building education a part of every student’s academic course."

"Whether headed toward future careers in the building industry, legal fields, or perhaps as a healthcare professional working in a LEED-certified hospital, understanding the foundation of green building concepts provides students with the background needed to be better stewards of the built environment and educated consumers."

“The LEED Green Building Rating Systems can serve as a framework and help to guide an institution’s journey to a sustainable future.”

(USGBC. 2015.)
Advice from the USGBC:
"creating a space that is better for the environment"
"being green"
"eco-friendly building"
"using recycled materials"
Best K-12 School 2013: Lady Bird Johnson Middle School Irving, Texas
Best Higher Education School 2014: Western Michigan University Kalamazoo,Michigan
"Conserving resources and maintaining healthy eco-systems"
"Design that respects the future"
(The Center for Green Schools.2015.)
Here on campus, both the DEC Center and the SEED Center are LEED certified by the Gold Standard.
The SEED Center stands for Sustainable, Energy Efficiency, and Design
The DEC Center has received a 64 out of 110 possible points.
It excels in categories such as location choice, energy use, water efficiency, innovative design, and its indoor environmental quality.
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