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Webinar: Sustainability Master Planning from All Perspectives
September 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
Using Texas A&M University as a case study, staff will introduce integrated sustainability master planning from all perspectives: social, environmental, and economic. Both a campus level and department level plan will be shared to illustrate the advantages of collaboration across scales. The visionary campus-wide sustainability plans sets direction, but the more nimble departmental sustainability plan provides perspective to larger institutional processes and advances quick-win implementation efforts to use the Texas A&M University campus as a living learning laboratory.
Carol Binzer, Director of Administrative & Support Services, Residence Life, Texas A&M University College Station
Carol Binzer, Ph.D. is the Director of Administrative & Support Services for the Department of Residence Life at Texas A&M University. With @12,000 students living on campus, Carol works with sustainability initiatives across Residence Life as part of her responsibilities. Goals for sustainability include both facilities infrastructure and student engagement. Carol also represents the Department and the Division of Student Affairs at the campus level on the Sustainability & Environmental Management Committee, the Solid Waste Minimization Committee and the President’s Sustainability Advisory Council, and as such participated in the campus sustainability master planning working groups.
Kelly Wellman, Sustainability Director, Texas A&M University College Station
Kelly Wellman, MBA has served as the Sustainability Director at Texas A&M University since March 2008. She is responsible for developing and administering the campus Sustainability Master Plan, overseeing a grant giving organization called the Aggie Green Fund, and monitoring institutional sustainability performance through the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System. Kelly represents the Division of Finance and Operations on the President’s Sustainability Advisory Council, the Sustainability & Environmental Management Committee, the Solid Waste Minimization Committee, the Tree Campus USA Committee, and is the Co-Chair for the Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability.
Allison Wilson, Sustainability Director, Ayers Saint Gross
Allison Wilson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP is an architect and the Sustainability Director of Ayers Saint Gross, a nationally recognized leader in high-performance design for colleges, universities, and cultural institutions. In this role she supports high-performance building and planning objectives across the firm, providing analytical support to the design process, integrating sustainability into campus master plans, developing sustainability master plans, and helping projects achieve third-party sustainability certifications. She is currently working on a net-zero building for Washington College on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and was the lead author of both the 2018 Texas A&M Sustainability Master Plan and the Sustainable DC Plan. Allison was also a student leader of the U.S. Department of Energy’s winning Solar Decathlon 2011 project, WaterShed.