Taming the Flood: Building Resilience through Nature-Inspired Stormwater Management

Perspectives on Sustainability, Quarterly Newsletter By: Krista Stump, Manager of Engaged and Experiential Learning for Sustainability  Krista studied stormwater management while pursuing a Master’s in environmental and ecological engineering at Purdue University. She facilitated statewide low impact development (LID) workshops as an Extension faculty member […]

Did you know? There’s an easy way to save this holiday season

If you’re traveling for the holidays, try setting back your home thermostat to save money and energy this year. Each year since 2008, Facilities & Campus Services has set back building temperatures to save energy during winter break when campus activities are limited and most […]

Pedestrian Safety Improvements Under Way Across Reynolda Road

Pedestrians will soon have a safe path to cross Reynolda Road near the entrances to Reynolda House Museum of American Art and Graylyn Estate. Construction on the Reynolda Road Crosswalk began the last week of July with completed improvements to sidewalks along the side of […]

Move Out, Don’t Throw Out Before Winter Break

Students — as you prepare to head home for winter break, take inventory of the things in your room. Are there clothes you no longer want? Dishes or silverware from the Pit lying around taking up space? Donate any unwanted small items and do your part […]

WFU measures carbon footprint, first step in Climate Action Planning

The University’s publicly available carbon inventory measures the greenhouse gas emissions of our campus — and the trajectory is headed in the right direction. Contributor: Adam Tomasi ‘19, Office of Sustainability Content Assistant Did you know that South Hall uses solar-thermal energy for hot water […]

Winter Break Energy Conservation

In an effort to conserve energy over the winter holiday period, Facilities & Campus Services will implement our annual temperature setback program for academic and administrative buildings starting Friday, December 22 at approximately 5pm. The setback program will maintain building temperatures at a minimum of 55°F during the holiday […]

Tree Removed at SFAC

On Monday, June 12, a Willow Oak was removed at the west entrance of the Scales Fine Arts Center after being in decline year many years. Another Willow Oak will be planted in its place. For up-to-date news on campus tree removals, interested individuals can […]

Meet Wake Forest’s Newest Human-Powered Parking Enforcement Officer

Wake Forest University’s newest parking enforcement officer, Kathy Kullman, exudes an overall friendly and approachable demeanor. It’s not her appearance or her personality that sets her apart from other parking attendants. The reason is not difficult to pinpoint: she’s human-powered. Kullman has committed to biking […]

Reduce Waste at Move-Out

Did you know… that the big green dumpsters in front of residence halls are headed to the landfill? Help us keep all reusable or recyclable items out of the dumpsters and in the hands of those who can use them. Spread the word about these opportunities:   […]

Farrell Hall Receives LEED Gold Certification

Farrell Hall, the 130,000 square-foot home to Wake Forest University’s School of Business, recently received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification. Among the strategies that contributed to Farrell Hall’s Gold-level certification is its inclusion of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood paneling and regional materials. Almost 30% of the building materials by value were manufactured within 500 miles of the project site. More than 80% of on-site generated construction waste from the project was diverted from landfills. The incorporation of bicycle storage facilities also encourages alternative transportation.