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Pioneering Vanderbilt School of Nursing building designed with health in mind

Jan. 21, 2019—Written by Nancy Wise Health and well-being inform every part of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s new $23.6 million building expansion, opening Jan. 22. The expansion, which broke ground in 2017, was designed to target LEED Gold and WELL Silver certification. Once the certification process concludes, the university anticipates that this building will be the first complete, ground-up structure in...

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Engineering and Science building recognized for green design

Jan. 17, 2019—The Engineering and Science Building has been awarded LEED Gold status by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, status is the rating system used to rank buildings of all types as certified, silver, gold or platinum based on the building’s environmental and cost-saving green features. “Receiving gold status shows...

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Cumberland Region Tomorrow features Vanderbilt in Newsletter

Nov. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt was featured in Cumberland Region Tomorrow’s recent newsletter. See what sustainable efforts they highlighted below.   What is FutureVU? With Middle Tennessee facing a transit and growth crisis, CRT donor Vanderbilt University is taking a proactive approach with FutureVU, its bold 20-year land-use plan for its 333-acre campus in the heart of Nashville’s booming...

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Facilities Department Controls Group wins 2018 football “Greenest Group on Campus” award

Nov. 30, 2018—The Facilities department’s Controls Group has been named winner of the 2018 Vanderbilt football sustainability competition. The group celebrated its title of “greenest group on campus” at the Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss game on Nov. 17 with a catered tailgate event, tickets to the game, an autographed football from Coach Derek Mason and an on-field...

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Vanderbilt greenhouse gases emissions drop 12 percent per square foot, new sustainability report shows

Nov. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped 12 percent per gross square foot in the 2017-18 fiscal year. The findings are among those showcased in the annual sustainability report released today by the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office in the Division of Administration. Vanderbilt leaders are aligning sustainability efforts with the guiding principles of  FutureVU ,...

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Chancellor’s Charter explores sustainability across Nashville

Sep. 20, 2018—Read the MyVU story here.  Faculty, staff and students joined Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos last week on a Chancellor’s Charter tour to explore sustainability, a fundamental FutureVU guiding principle and initiative. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt University) Designed to focus on community engagement and lifelong education, the Chancellor’s Charter tours take place throughout the year and examine significant values, themes and topics...

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FutureVU lecture: Jason McLennan on ‘The Power of Transformative Goals’ Aug. 27

Aug. 13, 2018—Please note GME credits are available for attending. Read more here. 

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SCUP Tour showcases FutureVU Plans and Progress

Jul. 20, 2018—The Division of Administration hosted over 50 architects, designers and higher-education leaders from the Society for College and University Planning on July 16 to showcase Vanderbilt’s FutureVU vision and progress across campus. “Inviting these industry leaders on campus to see, touch and learn about the innovative work being done at Vanderbilt is an honor,” said Mike Perez, associate vice chancellor...

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Vandy Walks Sustainability Tour of Campus

Jul. 11, 2018—A guided tour of Vanderbilt’s sustainable campus features will be given on July 17th, 2018 for this month’s Vandy Walks Tour. The tour group will meet at Rand Terrace and will be from 12-12:45pm. Chelsea Hamilton and Paul Marshall will lead participants through tour spaces including the Rand Hall green roof and LEED-certified Warren/Moore Colleges...

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Second ‘Making Nashville Living Building Ready’ event June 21

Jun. 13, 2018—The Living Building Challenge is described as a “philosophy, certification and advocacy tool for projects to become truly regenerative.” The second in a local series of focused discussions about the Living Building Challenge is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, in the Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium in Featheringill Hall. The event will be a case study of...

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