Sustainability Conference


Green Building - Operations, Maintenance, and Renovations


Each year, classrooms and laboratories across all college campuses are renovated. By setting priorities, taking advantage of cost-effective techniques that are also sustainable, and using students to research greening of renovations, the impact of these renovations has been reduced. Additionally, older resource intensive technologies or products are being replaced with more efficient products. Two case studies from UC Berkeley and UCSF will clearly illustrate the innovative design strategies in green renovation. UC Berkeley will focus on examples of classroom renovations and UCSF will highlight a laboratory renovation project which came in 37% under budget and four months ahead of schedule.