As the university continues its rapid growth through additional infrastructure, it’s important that we do so in a sustainable way. Designing smarter and more efficient buildings, planning for alternative modes of transportation, or upgrading older inefficient buildings, we have to be consistent and use proven best practices.
(LEED Silver Bioinformatics Building)
Fortunately, UNC Charlotte has developed a Design Manual to help with these things. The university is continually assessing best practices that can be implemented on campus to ensure efficiency and a reduced impact on our surroundings. The campus is continually becoming more commuter-friendly through the design of the lightrail, increased bike paths and storage, greenways throughout campus, and charging for electric vehicles; while construction practices and landscaping on our campus is designed to be less impactful and resource-intensive every year as new best-practices are developed in these respective industries.
(New Lightrail being tested on Campus)