Sustainability: A Campus Initiative

Corinna Fleischmann, Sarah Thompson, Luke Zitzman, Luis Garcia, and Nicole Gurr
United States Coast Guard Academy, Department of Engineering
27 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT, 06320, USA

The United States Coast Guard Academy is in the process of developing a policy that will encourage and, in some cases, even mandate the implementation of sustainable practices and design for the campus. Buy in from Facilities Engineering and the school Superintendent indicates the policies and procedures developed will dictate property management, facilities operation, and future construction. To execute this initiative, a civil engineering student senior design team was formed to provide a campus starting point, research and create guidelines for the formation of a sustainability policy, and submit a design that would improve the Academy’s environmental stewardship. This paper describes the background, motivation, process and ultimate outcomes realized due to the creative and dedicated efforts of the senior design team.


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