Here are four questions facilities administrators as well as other campus officials should be asking to lower the risk of a hazardous materials tragedy.
Sometimes it becomes clear very early on that a facilities project—especially a solar initiative—will be complicated.
Deciding where to install a solar array is one of the most critical decisions you’ll make.
Respond yes or no to the following questions as a first step in determining which type of installation makes more sense for your campus.
Are there obstructions on the roof—such as skylights, HVAC systems or other equipment—that would make it difficult to install solar panels?
Many institutions shine a spotlight on their sustainability efforts by creating online maps to showcase eco-friendly sites and green activities on campus—areas of interest to both the student body and the general public.
Designed by the company Freight Farms, the hydroponic lettuce farm inside a shipping container at Stony Brook University in New York uses 90 percent less water than traditional growing methods to provide an acre’s worth of leafy greens to campus dining halls.
Students use farm-management technologies such as cloud-synced growth data and a smartphone app to control lighting.