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An investigation into sustainable housing : application to the UBC Farm Sustainability College

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  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Geography

Abstract

This report assesses three case studies about various sustainability housing options in university settings based on a triple bottom line assessment that considers social, economic, and environmental factors. The Bastyr University Student Village is located in Kenmore, Washington, Nottingham University of the United Kingdom is home to the Creative Energy Homes, and Hamilton Hall at Harvard University is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts of the USA. The report discusses the sustainable options employed by the three case studies, and how they are relevant or irrelevant to the planned UBC Farm Sustainability College. The report begins by speaking to the immense importance of sustainability in today's society and continues with a triple bottom line assessment of the three case studies. These case studies make recommendations for the UBC Farm Sustainability College, and this report evaluates the benefits of them. The report concludes with an overview of the short and long term effects of the recommendations made throughout this report. Disclaimer: ???UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.???

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