Design & Construction
BGSU is encountering numerous renovations and
construction opportunities to better the college experience for the
students, staff, and faculty at the University. BGSU recognizes the
impact design and construction can have on the carbon footprint of
The reduction of emissions in regards to design and construction are included in the larger sections of the Climate Action Plan such as Energy, Solid Waste, and Tangible Actions.
Energy - The CAP proposes to create an overall
"Sustainability Master Plan" that will infrom BGSU's
overall Master Plan, to integrated energy conservation and use of
renewable energy into building design and construction plans.
Solid Waste - The CAP proposed to assess recycling in all
buildings in an effort to improve the recycling rate and decreasing
waste, establish a policy on requiring contractors to recycle for
construction and renovation projects, develop a policy for
re-use/sale of fixtures and/or commodities from demolished or
rennovated buildings, and manage water resources and expand the use
of "smart" irrigation techniques to conserve water.
- Tangible Actions - The CAP commits to fulfilling four tangible actions while the committee works towards implementing the proposed actions in the CAP. One of the four tangle actions requires all new campus construction to be built to at least the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver Standard or higher.
For more detailed information on BGSU's carbon emission profile and the detailed steps to reduce the emissions, please view the publically accepted Climate Action Plan.
In fulfillment of the Climate Action Plan, BGSU requires all new construction to be built to at least LEED Silver Status. BGSU has four LEED certified buildings with two more applicatons pending.
The Oaks Dining Center features a dual purpose Green Roof; to add to the sustainability features of the building and to educate the BGSU community. Green roofs replace conventional roofs with garden of a variety of plants which have many environmental and economic benefits. More Info
The Master Site & Facilities Plan has established a broad framework that will guide the physical development of the campus over time. The plan analyzes existing conditions of the campus landscape and exterior spaces and establishes standards for the development and maintenance of the landscape over time. This plan includes recommendations for the development and maintenance of the campus landscape and exterior environment. Read the Plan