Sustainability, Energy Performance, and the Student Experience: Ithaca College as a Case Study Peter W. Bardaglio Senior ...
We need to arm our students – the leaders of tomorrow – both to dream and take action
“ We must present a sense of hopefulness to students, and the competence to act on that hope. That’s different from ...
Sustainable Education <ul><li>Stephen Sterling: </li></ul><ul><li>Education about sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Ed...
Education as Sustainability <ul><li>Student-centered </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on deep learning: “learning about learning...
Education as Sustainability <ul><li>Transformative: we see world differently </li></ul><ul><li>Integrative: focus on conne...
The Positive Growth Initiative at IC <ul><li>incorporates sustainability into </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Development...
Integrating the curriculum and campus operations
<ul><li>Integrating sustainability across the </li></ul><ul><li>curriculum at Ithaca College </li></ul><ul><li>Chief vehi...
EcoVillage at Ithaca <ul><li>Planned community and nonprofit organization outside City of Ithaca </li></ul><ul><li>176 a...
Collaboration with EcoVillage at Ithaca <ul><li>Interdisciplinary courses on sustainability taught by IC faculty and EVI...
Collaboration with EcoVillage at Ithaca <ul><li>These courses all involve student projects carried out at Ithaca College...
Other Environmental Studies Projects EarthCafe 2050 PV projects Alternative landscaping Giant footprints
Finger Lakes Project Specially trained faculty conduct curriculum development workshops on how to incorporate sustainabili...
<ul><li>“ Multiplier Effect” of NSF Grant </li></ul><ul><li>More than 40 faculty from 16 different disciplines have receiv...
Novel approaches to integrating sustainability into the curriculum <ul><li>Tom Pfaff, associate professor of mathematics, ...
Ithaca Seminar “ Sustaining Our Worlds” <ul><li>First-year course team-taught by faculty from sociology, business, biology...
Sustainably Conscious Living Community <ul><li>Students live together in on-campus residence hall </li></ul><ul><li>Superv...
6,325 FTE students 1,676 faculty/staff 81 campus buildings $7.9 million budget for utilities for ’07-08 Improving Ener...
<ul><li>30 metered for electricity </li></ul><ul><li>8 metered for natural gas </li></ul><ul><li>22 College Circle bu...
<ul><li>IC recently integrated all sub-meter data into new Direct Digital Control (DDC) system </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaine...
<ul><li>Day currently developing web-based, front-end display of their system’s collected data </li></ul><ul><li>Provides ...
<ul><li>Ithaca College and ENERGY STAR </li></ul><ul><li>IC joined EPA’s Energy Star for Higher Education Program in 2003 ...
Student Projects with Facilities Management Study of campus energy use led to changes that have saved IC thousands of dol...
EPA P3 Grant to Study Biodiversity on South Hill Students helped to design and implement sustainable management plan for c...
Campus Wind Power Initiative <ul><li>Board of Trustees approved feasibility study to construct commercial-scale wind turbi...
Campus Solar Power Initiative <ul><li>Submitted NYSERDA funding proposal to install solar hot water systems on several uni...
Vision for New Business School <ul><li>Not just a building… </li></ul><ul><li>but a way of thinking and being: </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Projected cost: $19 million – lead gift of $10 million from Park family </li></ul><ul><li>First Platinum LEED™ fac...
Ithaca College Business School
<ul><li>Robert A. M. Stern Architects selected to design 38,000 sq. ft. building </li></ul><ul><li>Ground broken in Spring...
<ul><li>New facility will incorporate radiant flooring heat, fritted glass to control daylight, natural ventilation, and v...
Community Outreach and Student Learning
Building Alliances in the Community <ul><li>Broad-based coalition seeks to ensure long-term well being of communities and ...
 
Tompkins Renewable Energy Education Alliance   <ul><li>Founded by IC faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated to educating comm...
Collaboration with Downtown Ithaca Students in public relations course researched area pedestrian issues, developed educat...
Conclusions: <ul><li>Students learn best and enjoy the process most when they “learn by doing” </li></ul><ul><li>Experien...
Thomas Berry: “ The universe is a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects.”
Thank you! E-mail: pbardaglio@secondnature.org
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  • 1. Sustainability, Energy Performance, and the Student Experience: Ithaca College as a Case Study Peter W. Bardaglio Senior Fellow Second Nature The Annual NACUBO Meeting New Orleans July 31, 2007
  • 2. We need to arm our students – the leaders of tomorrow – both to dream and take action
  • 3. “ We must present a sense of hopefulness to students, and the competence to act on that hope. That’s different from wishful thinking – ignoring problems or assuming that somehow technology or some mythical ‘they’ is going to figure it out.” - David Orr, Oberlin College
  • 4. Sustainable Education <ul><li>Stephen Sterling: </li></ul><ul><li>Education about sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Education for sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Education as sustainability </li></ul>
  • 5. Education as Sustainability <ul><li>Student-centered </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on deep learning: “learning about learning” </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes ideal of reflective practitioner </li></ul>
  • 6. Education as Sustainability <ul><li>Transformative: we see world differently </li></ul><ul><li>Integrative: focus on connections and interdependence </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters creation instead of consumption </li></ul>
  • 7. The Positive Growth Initiative at IC <ul><li>incorporates sustainability into </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College Operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Outreach </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. Integrating the curriculum and campus operations
  • 9. <ul><li>Integrating sustainability across the </li></ul><ul><li>curriculum at Ithaca College </li></ul><ul><li>Chief vehicle: collaboration between Environmental Studies Program and EcoVillage at Ithaca (EVI) </li></ul>
  • 10. EcoVillage at Ithaca <ul><li>Planned community and nonprofit organization outside City of Ithaca </li></ul><ul><li>176 acres includes co-housing, habitat for land conservation and restoration, organic agriculture, and education center </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated to modeling innovative approaches to ecological, economic, and social sustainability </li></ul>
  • 11. Collaboration with EcoVillage at Ithaca <ul><li>Interdisciplinary courses on sustainability taught by IC faculty and EVI educators: </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Energy Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Land Use </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Futures </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Projects in Sustainability </li></ul>
  • 12. Collaboration with EcoVillage at Ithaca <ul><li>These courses all involve student projects carried out at Ithaca College, EcoVillage, or in local Ithaca area </li></ul><ul><li>Recent projects include constructing bus shelter at EVI featuring passive solar heating and green roof, as well as designing root cellar to extend the season of EVI-grown produce </li></ul>
  • 13. Other Environmental Studies Projects EarthCafe 2050 PV projects Alternative landscaping Giant footprints
  • 14. Finger Lakes Project Specially trained faculty conduct curriculum development workshops on how to incorporate sustainability issues and themes into courses <ul><li>Finger Lakes Project encourages: </li></ul><ul><li>Place-based study </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential learning </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-disciplinary team approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Mini-grant program to build sustainability curriculum modules for existing courses or to develop entire new courses </li></ul>
  • 15. <ul><li>“ Multiplier Effect” of NSF Grant </li></ul><ul><li>More than 40 faculty from 16 different disciplines have received these mini-grants </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100 courses from across disciplines at IC now have significant sustainability content </li></ul>
  • 16. Novel approaches to integrating sustainability into the curriculum <ul><li>Tom Pfaff, associate professor of mathematics, uses energy and environmental data in introductory calculus courses </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn about curve-fitting and regression analysis by analyzing this data </li></ul><ul><li>Students use data and calculus concepts to examine “what if?” scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Write paper proposing energy policy based on their analysis </li></ul>
  • 17. Ithaca Seminar “ Sustaining Our Worlds” <ul><li>First-year course team-taught by faculty from sociology, business, biology </li></ul><ul><li>Fall 2006 class projects focus campus paper and office supplies: </li></ul>* Testing 100% post-consumer recycled content office paper * Experimenting with document settings (margins defaults, duplexing) * Exploring attitudes about recycled content office supplies Recipient of 2006 Campus Ecology Award
  • 18. Sustainably Conscious Living Community <ul><li>Students live together in on-campus residence hall </li></ul><ul><li>Supervised by faculty fellow – field trips and educational programs </li></ul><ul><li>Academic requirements, including the First Year Seminar, “Sustaining Our Worlds” </li></ul><ul><li>Communal meals with </li></ul><ul><li>bioregional, organic food </li></ul>
  • 19. 6,325 FTE students 1,676 faculty/staff 81 campus buildings $7.9 million budget for utilities for ’07-08 Improving Energy Performance at IC
  • 20. <ul><li>30 metered for electricity </li></ul><ul><li>8 metered for natural gas </li></ul><ul><li>22 College Circle buildings receive separate electricity and natural gas billings </li></ul><ul><li>11 remaining residence halls will be metered this summer </li></ul>As of May 2007, out of 81 IC campus buildings,
  • 21. <ul><li>IC recently integrated all sub-meter data into new Direct Digital Control (DDC) system </li></ul><ul><li>Maintained by Day Building Automation in Rochester, NY </li></ul><ul><li>DDC system collects and reports data on hourly and/or daily basis for all sub-metered buildings, with separate meters for gas and electrical data </li></ul>
  • 22. <ul><li>Day currently developing web-based, front-end display of their system’s collected data </li></ul><ul><li>Provides easy-to-understand visual comparisons of building energy use on open-access site </li></ul>
  • 23. <ul><li>Ithaca College and ENERGY STAR </li></ul><ul><li>IC joined EPA’s Energy Star for Higher Education Program in 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Participated in “Change a Light, Change the World” campaign in 2005 & 2006 – students went door to door in residence halls, handing out CFLs in exchange for incandescent bulbs </li></ul><ul><li>Now using Portfolio Manager to analyze energy performance, using data collected from DDC system </li></ul>
  • 24. Student Projects with Facilities Management Study of campus energy use led to changes that have saved IC thousands of dollars in energy annually. First comprehensive greenhouse gas emissions inventory carried out, using Clean Air – Cool Planet assessment tool
  • 25. EPA P3 Grant to Study Biodiversity on South Hill Students helped to design and implement sustainable management plan for campus natural lands and to locate best sites for wind power
  • 26. Campus Wind Power Initiative <ul><li>Board of Trustees approved feasibility study to construct commercial-scale wind turbine on South Hill </li></ul><ul><li>Carrying out wind study this year </li></ul><ul><li>Would generate 3-5% of campus energy </li></ul><ul><li>In meantime, IC installing small wind turbine on Center for Natural Sciences as demonstration project </li></ul>
  • 27. Campus Solar Power Initiative <ul><li>Submitted NYSERDA funding proposal to install solar hot water systems on several units in new College Circle student apartments </li></ul><ul><li>Hope to be one of several demonstration sites in NY state </li></ul>
  • 28. Vision for New Business School <ul><li>Not just a building… </li></ul><ul><li>but a way of thinking and being: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ethical business practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>organizations as citizens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>responsible use of natural resources </li></ul></ul>IC School of Business Earns AACSB International Accreditation – April 2005
  • 29. <ul><li>Projected cost: $19 million – lead gift of $10 million from Park family </li></ul><ul><li>First Platinum LEED™ facility in world planned for a Business School </li></ul>
  • 30. Ithaca College Business School
  • 31. <ul><li>Robert A. M. Stern Architects selected to design 38,000 sq. ft. building </li></ul><ul><li>Ground broken in Spring 2006 – full occupancy by beginning of Spring 2008 </li></ul>
  • 32. <ul><li>New facility will incorporate radiant flooring heat, fritted glass to control daylight, natural ventilation, and vegetated roof </li></ul><ul><li>Projected energy savings of 45-50% </li></ul>
  • 33. Community Outreach and Student Learning
  • 34. Building Alliances in the Community <ul><li>Broad-based coalition seeks to ensure long-term well being of communities and region </li></ul><ul><li>Primary goal: introduce concept of sustainability to individuals, businesses, and community and government leaders </li></ul>
  • 36. Tompkins Renewable Energy Education Alliance   <ul><li>Founded by IC faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated to educating community about energy options and their financial, social, and environmental costs </li></ul><ul><li>Currently focused on need for wind power and increasing acceptance of wind turbines in community </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops, speakers, panel discussions, op-eds, letters to the editor and Public Service Commission </li></ul>
  • 37. Collaboration with Downtown Ithaca Students in public relations course researched area pedestrian issues, developed educational campaign, and reported on recommendations to Ithaca Common Council Students in environmental studies course worked with local coffee roaster to assess carbon impact and waste management strategies
  • 38. Conclusions: <ul><li>Students learn best and enjoy the process most when they “learn by doing” </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential learning reinforces classroom learning </li></ul><ul><li>Students develop skills, refine knowledge, adjust applications </li></ul><ul><li>They become “reflective practitioners” </li></ul><ul><li>Students (and faculty) make a positive difference in their community </li></ul>
  • 39. Thomas Berry: “ The universe is a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects.”
  • 40. Thank you! E-mail: pbardaglio@secondnature.org