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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 University.

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.


Green Spotlight

LEED Buildings

LEED Buildings

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.
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Green Roof

Green Roof

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

New Green Roof Bike Racks

New Green Roof Bike Racks

Two new Green Roof Bike Racks were installed on campus in collaboration with the Ohio EPA. They feature live roof panels which help absorb stormwater, creates habitats, and offsets the urban heat island affect.
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