Envisioning the Sustainable Campus
The Zero+ Campus Design Project brings together the University of Minnesota’s Department of Landscape Architecture, the School of Architecture, the Institute on the Environment, the Capital Planning and Project Management staff, and faculty and students from affiliated programs to develop campus solutions that can eliminate or have a net-positive effect on emissions, pollutants, and waste streams to reduce long-term costs and align campus operations with the content of related teaching and research. The project includes the development zero+ curriculum, an online resource, design tools, and demonstration projects to foster zero-emission campus design, planning and performance. Learn more...
WHAT IF? Students Envision the Campus
Student videos exploring the Zero+ Campus: Video Catalyst
Integrating Energy and Water
ZERO+ COURSE OFFERING
Arch 5516: Luminous and Thermal Design
Professor Mary Guzowski, Adjunct Associate Professor Loren Abraham, and Adjunct Instructor Ian McLellan are working with graduate architecture students to explore the integration of "zero energy approaches" to daylighting and thermal design at the building and site scales and to envision ecological design opportunties at Rapson Hall on the Twin Cities campus.
Ecological Bike Pasture Design and Construction (details to be announced)
Professor John Koepke, Department of Landscape Architecture, will be working with UMN students to design and contruct an ecological "bike pasture" near Rapson Hall. Details to be announced.
SOCIETY OF BUILDING SCIENCE EDUCATORS "Next Generation Retreat"
Mary Guzowski presented work from the Zero+ Campus Design Project at the Society of Buidling Science Educator's Summer Retreat on the topic of "Next Generation" and the Carbon Neutral Campus.
GREENING THE CAMPUS CONFERENCE
Mary Guzowski and Loren Abraham presented a paper at the Ball State Greening the Campus IX Conference. The paper provides an overview of the effforts and outcomes to date: Zero+ Curriculum Models, Assessment Methods and Tools, Project Outcomes and Lessons.
Ball State Paper: Zero+ Campus Design: Integrating Energy and Water in Early Design.
COUNCIL OF EDUCATORS IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE
Barry Lehrman presented work from the Zero+ Campus Design Project at the Council of Landscape Architecture Educators Conference.
CELA Presentation: Zero+ Pedagogy.
ECOLOGICAL "BIKE PASTURE" PLANNED
Landscape Professor John Koepke will be working with students to design and construct an ecologically friendly “bike pasture” to be installed near the southwest entry of Rapson Hall. Minnesota Daily Article. Details and schedule to be announced.
SUPPORT FOR THE BIKE PASTURE
President Kaler will provide $15,000 to the Minnesota Student Organization to support construction of the bike pasture, social space, and gardens.
The Bike Pasture is a demonstration garden for the Zero Plus Campus Design Project funded by the Provost's Office. This interdisciplinary project was lead by CDes faculty and students.