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University's Responsibility to Campus Sustainability

Title: A University's Responsibility to Campus Sustainability: An Analysis of the Social and Fiduciary Responsibilies Associated with Sistainable Building.
Name(s): McClure, Rachelle, author
Wiedegreen, Eric, professor directing thesis
Pable, Jill, committee member
Doran, James, committee member
Department of Interior Design, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study deals with a university's responsibility to adopt sustainable practices in both education and building. The study places emphasis on both the social and fiduciary responsibilities that affect students, faculty and universities alike. The objective is to address universities and companies that have taken leadership positions in identifying the positive benefits, such as increased performance from students and staff, reduced environmental impact and reduced costs associated with energy and maintenance fees. Field research was conducted to seek out leaders in the architecture and design industry that are carving new paths in financing, documenting and building green buildings. The culmination of research from the review of literature and field interviews led the way to a project that analyzed the costs and benefits of a conventional university classroom building versus a sustainable one. The purpose is to design a general use classroom building that incorporates attributes that improve productivity and learning such as increased ventilation control, temperature control, lighting control as well as an increase in day lighting and use of non-toxic materials and surfaces. The project aims to analyze the costs from a net present value standpoint, in contrast to initial costs, to show that sustainable building not only increases student and staff success but also benefits the financial bottom lin
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2605 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Interior Design in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2008.
Date of Defense: March 26, 2008.
Keywords: Green Building, Sustainable Building, Energy Model, Financial Benefits Of Green Building
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Eric Wiedegreen, Professor Directing Thesis; Jill Pable, Committee Member; James Doran, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Interior architecture
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McClure, R. (2008). A University's Responsibility to Campus Sustainability: An Analysis of the Social and Fiduciary Responsibilies Associated with Sistainable Building. Retrieved from