|Submission Date||Oct. 2, 2012|
Facilities Project Coordinator
A following is a list of quotations from HPU's master physical plan that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability: "The HPU campus will be based on environmentally sustainable principles and employ sustainable design strategies in its planning and design," "The existing landscape functions as a unifying element where buildings are meant to harmonize with the natural setting and respect the majestic Pali (mountain)," "The campus will protect and enhance the natural environment and resources of the land, air, and sea," "The Landscape Master Plan seeks to respect the natural setting, while emphasizing the use of native Hawaiian and Polynesian-plants to promote sustainability and create a Hawaiian place of learning," "The planning goals to fulfill the campus vision include the use of architectural and landscape strategies that meet sustainability standards and incorporate design principles with known success in Hawai`i, to create a campus that achieves significant: Reduction in long-term maintenance, reduced dependence on nonrenewable energy sources, enhanced conservation and protection of natural resources, and respect for and enhancement of the inherent beauty of the campus," "The natural environment-major open spaces and mature trees-should dominate, rather than the built environment," "Where new plantings are required and specific species are not needed for aesthetic consistency to create an extension of adjacent plantings or for educational purposes, native Hawaiian and Polynesian-introduced species should be considered first." Section VII of HPU's master physical plan is entitled "Sustainability" and it includes the following quotations: "Hawai`i Pacific University will be a sustainability model for higher education facilities. The new Hawai`i Loa Campus will be HPU's marker in environmental stewardship. The project will incorporate design strategies to limit the project's environmental footprint and will be designed with a fully integrated approach to meet the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification criteria. The overarching plan for each resource should follow these basic principles: 1. Reduce Demand 2. Efficient Systems 3. On-site Generation (e.g. power, water.) 4. Offset off-site resources needs and impacts." This section goes on to describe energy and water saving strategies that could be incorporated during the early stages of the Hawai`i Loa Campus expansion planning and design process. These strategies include: on-site renewable energy generation systems, solar hot water heaters, use of natural sunlight and natural ventilation where possible, proper building orientation and building envelope to minimize heat gain and need for indoor lighting, recover and reuse water, reduce storm water runoff, and low-flow fixtures and toilets.
This is from the most current physical master plan developed for HPU.
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