Facilities & Safety Services

Environmental Stewardship

During the Campus Remodel in 2018- 2020, FNU thought about Sustainability in our building designs and construction planning. Because most of the buildings were built in the 1960’s it was a challenge to incorporate sustainable practices that are used in modern construction. FNU was able to incorporate some key principles and strategies for achieving sustainability in our buildings:

Energy Efficiency:

  • When possible we used energy-efficient building materials.
  • Effective insulation and sealing to minimize energy losses.
  • The installation of energy-efficient HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems.
  • Energy-efficient lighting and appliances.

Water Efficiency:

  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures and water-efficient appliances.
  • Landscaping practices that minimize water consumption.

Site Selection and Design:

  • Choose building sites that minimize disruption to natural habitats.
  • Road and drainage are designed to minimize soil erosion and stormwater runoff.
  • Incorporate green spaces and native vegetation, and repurposing a golf course for walking trails and wildlife habitat.

Passive Design:

  • Use of windows and blinds to help shade in summer and incorporate heat in the winter to help regulate indoor temperatures.

Indoor Air Quality:

  • Good ventilation and filtration systems to improve indoor air quality.
  • We monitor and control indoor humidity levels.

Waste Reduction:

  • Implement waste recycling programs.
  • We encourage waste reduction in daily building operations.

Smart Building Systems:

  • Use of smart technologies for energy management, lighting, and HVAC control.

Education and Engagement:

  • Educate building occupants and users about sustainable practices and encourage their participation in conservation efforts.