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Capital Planning and Management

Green Design

The Green Building Program at UVM, in keeping with its vision to become the preeminent small public research University in the study of the environment and health, has made a strong commitment to Green Buildings.

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The built environment at the University of Vermont is a valuable resource which is shared by and impacts the lives of a large number of people and groups. It is therefore of utmost importance to plan for and maintain a high standard of safety and welfare of the University's facilities. Capital Planning and Management (CPM) oversees all projects which modify existing space, or create new space, which represents a significant long term financial commitment by the University.

All University capital projects must follow a formalized procedure from inception to occupancy, which is described in the Strategic Capital Plan. The Plan is a listing of capital projects developed by the Offices of the Provost and VP Finance and Administration identifying project sequencing and estimated costs over a given period of time, generally five to ten years. The plan is a significant factor in the development of the Strategic Financial Plan for the University.

Through the position of the Green Building Coordinator, CPM also leads the implementation of environmentally sustainable design values and initiatives in all new construction and major renovation projects. The University has elected to utilize the current versions of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating Systems, developed by the US Green Building Council, as design guidelines.

CPM also includes the departments of Campus Planning Services and Facilities Design and Construction. We welcome you to visit their adjoining pages by navigating to the links on the left.

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