Lipscomb University Sustainability News
Dedication Day debuts $21 million in new green construction in music, pharmacy, housing
Lipscomb University’s Dedication Day, Tuesday, Aug. 26, kicked off the fall 2008 semester with a marathon of ribbon-cuttings, receptions and tours to celebrate almost $21 million in new green construction on campus.
Lipscomb students go organic at grand opening of Bennett Campus Center, March 4
The newly renovated Bennett Campus Center, will celebrate its grand re-opening on March 4, with a ribbon-cutting attended by Mayor Karl Dean at 9:30 a.m. The Campus Center, with $2.3 million in improvements, will boast the new Arlo’s Bison Café, featuring organic salads, granite slab ice cream, and a cereal bar.
National environment, business expert tapped for Lipscomb’s first sustainability summit
Paul Hawken, entrepreneur, author and leading proponent of “green” corporations, will be the keynote speaker on April 3 for Lipscomb University’s Tennessee Green Business Summit, introducing the state’s business owners to the ins and outs of eco-friendly, sustainable operations.
Lipscomb is first in state to test a new sustainability rating for its operations
Lipscomb is among 93 colleges and universities in the nation selected as pilot campuses to use STARS, a rating system developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, to measure overall sustainability on campus.
Officials break ground on modern four-building, housing complex
Lipscomb officials broke ground on the first of 11 planned residence hall buildings Wednesday morning. Fourteen Lipscomb leaders turned the earth on the new apartment-style residence hall going up in the former parking lot behind Elam Hall.
Lipscomb launches Institute for Sustainable Practice, former environmental advisor to lead
Lipscomb University President L. Randolph Lowry announced Wednesday to a gathering of local environmental and business leaders, the establishment of the Lipscomb University Institute for Sustainable Practice, headed by former gubernatorial environmental policy advisor G. Dodd Galbreath.
Pharmacy building registered for LEED certification by U.S. Green Building Council
Lipscomb University has officially registered its renovation of the A.M. Burton Building as a LEED project with the U.S. Green Building Council. At its completion in March 2008, the Burton building will be one of only a handful in Tennessee to achieve the LEED-NC Green Building Rating.
Lipscomb beats the heat with cutting edge geothermal system
The nation has hit the dog days of summer with a vengeance in 2006, but 65 faculty in Lipscomb University’s new Ezell Center are beating the heat with a cutting-edge geothermal heating and cooling system that is more eco-friendly and is expected to save more than $70,000 per year in energy costs.