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2016 Campus Climate Action Plan Update


 

Master Plan

2016 Master Plan & Climate Action Plan Presentation

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Master Plan

2016 Master Plan & Climate Action Plan Publication

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A Selection of Stories

Patient-Centered Care Learning Center

Currently under construction, the university’s new Patient-Centered Care Learning Center will act as a much needed expansion to the Medical Science Complex. It exemplifies how an integrative design process leads to a highly sustainable building.

Working together, the client (School of Medicine), the design team and the builder followed an integrative design process requiring collaboration while considering sustainable aspects throughout design and construction. The process resulted in a building that supports the project’s program while meeting environmental and fiscal goals.

 

Daylight and Views:

  • The designers reduced cooling loads by minimizing windows on the east and west elevations and shading with a tinted glass fins to deflect the harsh summer sun

  • A central atrium brings daylight into classrooms and workspaces through glass walls and doors.
  • By contrast, to optimize daylight and views, the design maximizes glazing on the north and south elevations

 

Minimal Materials:

  • By contrast, to optimize daylight and views, the design maximizes glazing on the north and south elevations

  • This also permits greater height in the windows allowing more natural light to enter the space, in turn reducing the electrical load for lighting.
  • Other finishes will be sourced from previously used materials such as the wood finished walls found on the main level of the building (see rendering)

 

Recent Accomplishments

AS OF JULY 2015, THE CAMPUS ALREADY HAS ACHIEVED A 43 PERCENT REDUCTION IN GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS FROM THE 2008 EMISSIONS BASELINE.

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY

MU’s renewable energy portfolio reached 27 percent in FY2015.

 

ENERGY CONSERVATION PROJECTS

Alec Page, an undergraduate in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, presented at Mizzou’s annual Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum during the spring of 2014. The forum showcases student research and scholarly and creative achievements to the Mizzou community. Alec worked alongside faculty member Ron McGarvey. Ron uses real-life problems as lessons regarding areas that engineering analysis can (and cannot) help support the decision-making process. The aim of their research is to analyze the location and utilization of receptacles across the University of Missouri campus in order to identify a strategy that minimizes operational expenses required to accommodate waste services. An additional objective, for aesthetic purposes, is to identify strategies that could eliminate the use of dumpsters and other containers on the Francis Quadrangle.