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Designing Green

The Physical Environment at Penn

The Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0 advances Penn’s holistic approach to a sustainable campus by addressing design, construction, and maintenance of our built environment. The focus is on reducing Penn’s ecological footprint by adopting best practices for renovations, new construction, and ecological landscapes. The implementation of the Ecological Landscape Stewardship Plan (ELSP) will build on landscape best practices and will articulate improved ecological design and management of landscape and open space across campus. The five-year goals also explore wellness-focused design and commit the University to focus on adaptation planning through peer institution benchmarking and exploration of campus resiliency strategies.