Sustainable development. Smart growth.
Sustainable enterprise. Green building. Resource conservation.
There are a number of terms and definitions that
are used to describe the concept of sustainability but one that is commonly
|Meeting the needs of the present without compromising
the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
In the business world, companies often refer to adopting
sustainable practices to meet a triple bottom line:
increasing financial profitability;
lessening their environmental footprint or impact; and
recognizing social responsibility in their communities.
But sustainability does not just apply to businesses.
Government agencies, non-profit organizations, local communities and even
educational institutions can benefit from looking at ways to better manage
natural resources and reduce waste.
This Web site is designed to provide examples of
how people in South Carolina are embracing sustainability as well as to
offer resources to increase awareness of, and support for, balanced development,
growth management and environmental stewardship.
West Quadrangle – Residential Center for Sustainable
|University Housing’s West Quadrangle
is a 500-bed Living Learning complex. The $29 million project will integrate
technology, design, sustainability and learning as it seeks LEED (Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design) certification as a green building.
The complex will be among the first LEED certified buildings in South Carolina
and one of only few certified green residence halls in the world. More...
About the S.C. Sustainability Network
The S.C. Sustainability Network is a partnership
of organizations committed to helping promote sustainability as a means
of enhancing the quality of life for all South Carolinians.
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Disclaimer: The information
on the businesses, products, and organizations presented herein is provided
purposes only. The technical
descriptions and details expressed do not constitute an endorsement by
the South Carolina Sustainability Network. We have highlighted various
examples in which sustainable practices can be noted. There
are no guarantees, either
expressed or implied, regarding the completeness of this information.
Document URL: http://www.sc.edu/sustainableu/SCSNew/index.html
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