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Building UB: Our Physical Plan

Planning at UB

Planning for UB─strategic, academic, operational and capital─is fully integrated and aligned with the UB 2020 vision of UB as a premier public research university in the 21st century. Each element reinforces the whole. All are necessary for our ultimate success.

Building UB: the Comprehensive Physical Plan is the guide to the capital development of UB’s three campuses. It was created through an open and broad-based consultation with the UB community and our supporters and neighbors in the region and beyond. Its implementation is overseen by the University Planning Board with support from Academic Planning and Budget, University Facilities, and the campus architect.

The physical plan will be the subject of a Generic Environmental Impact Statement. Its practical implementation is spearheaded by the Capital Planning Group and Facilities Planning and Design. The campus master plan is also closely aligned with UB’s Climate Action Plan aimed at achieving carbon neutrality on our three campuses by 2030.

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Achieving the goals of our institutional strategic plan─UB 2020─will require that investments in buildings, infrastructure, and other facilities be carefully coordinated with the educational mission and goals of the university. The University Planning Board is charged with directing the strategic and tactical efforts needed to implement Building UB: The Comprehensive Physical Plan.

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The State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) is New York State’s fundamental environmental protection law, and can be found in 6 NYCRR §617. It requires government agencies to consider the potential environmental impacts of actions they propose before making decisions to take or fund those actions.

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UB’s commitment to work toward climate neutrality is an important element in the UB 2020 strategic institutional plan and has been closely aligned with the development of Building UB: the Comprehensive Physical Plan. Work toward net-zero emission of greenhouse gases on campus is overseen by the UB Environmental Stewardship Committee.