College Planning & Management

APR 2013

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Business PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL MANAGING HIGHER ED Using Partnerships to Build Green How public universities and colleges can accomplish green development in today's economy using public-private partnerships. BY JOHN FINKE B UILDING GREEN IS CHALlenging. Few universities have the discretionary funds and in-house expertise to accomplish LEED design in today's world of shrinking budgets. Yet the pressure to build LEED facilities is increasing. What used to be considered going above and beyond in making new 50 buildings environmentally friendly now feels like an expectation, especially for a public university with a strong sense of public purpose close to its heart. Meeting LEED Standards Building green can be expensive and complex. This is especially true when COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / APRIL 2013 building LEED-designed laboratory space or student housing. The cost of design, materials, and construction is higher for LEED buildings. And it is not just the initial design and construction that is pricy. Ongoing maintenance and future improvements on green buildings require staff to be specially trained, and that additional WWW.PLANNING 4EDUCATION.COM

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