Over the past few years, Wentworth has begun to embed sustainability principles in Institutional planning, including the following:
Climate Action Plan
The Climate Action Plan is the culmination of a multi-stakeholder effort to develop a comprehensive strategy for Wentworth to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and incorporate sustainability into operations, teaching, and community engagement.
In 2012, the Sustainability Committee submitted a Strategic Planning proposal to develop a Green Revolving Loan Fund (GRF), as a seed funding source for sustainability initiatives which meet the following objectives:
- Generate cost savings and improve operational efficiency through infrastructure and educational projects with a highly favorable return-on-investment
- Utilize the campus as a living laboratory for students to learn and gain hands-on experience for leadership roles the green economy
- Reduce the campus’s environmental impacts and support sustainability goals and obligations under the ACUPCC
More information on this initiative will be available in Summer 2013.
Campus Master Plan
Between February 2008 and March 2009, the Wentworth community came together to create a campus master plan. Working with a team of consultants, institutional and residential neighbors, and city officials, the Institute identified needs and opportunities related to the physical environment, and developed a long-range plan for the future of the campus. The Campus Master Plan includes a description of campus sustainability initiatives and green building goals for campus construction.