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ICC - Commitment to Sustainability --“Go Green”Presentation Transcript
ICC - Commitment to Sustainability --“Go Green” Strategic Forum June 7, 2011
"For the purpose of this policy, Illinois Central College defines sustainability as an attempt to meet present needs, avoid human actions that threaten the natural environment, and conserve resources without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their needs.“From, "Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Trustees" at Illinois Central College
ICC Board of Trustees Sustainability Policy Illinois Sustainable University Compact American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment College Commitment
The purpose of the committee was to bring academic, business operations and facility management in line with our accepted principals of sustainability. Eight subcommittees formed: Building Maintenance & Design Green Purchasing Energy/Renewable Energy Project Academic Curriculum Landscape Design & Maintenance Training/Awareness Recycling/Composting Grants/Publicity Sustainability Committee
Curriculum Integrate sustainability concepts into curricula. Increase faculty and student awareness of sustainability issues. Increase sustainability educational offerings. Integrated Approach Campus-Wide
Incorporate green building and design methods in construction projects. All campus construction will be built to at least the LEED Silver standard or equivalent. Maximize energy efficiency. Adopt landscaping and grounds maintenance practices that use integrated pest management techniques, native plants, and reduce storm water run-off. Facilities Management & Conservation
Business Practices Obtaining the “best value” by balancing short and long-term costs, maintenance, life-cycle, and environmental costs in purchasing goods and services. Adopt an energy-efficient appliance purchasing policy requiring purchase of ENERGY STAR certified products in all areas for which such ratings exist. Purchase non-toxic cleaning products whenever practical.
Share with outside communities the knowledge generated from sustainability research, education and practice. Help promote environmental awareness and natural resource conservation. Interact with the community through on and off-campus activities. Community
Academic Development Current ICC Academic Programs and Courses
BPI Building Analyst Professional
& Envelope Professional Certifications
Building Operator Certification
Illinois Home Weatherization
Assistance Program Contractor Certification
LEED Green Associate
LEED Accredited Professional
Green Building Environment
Heating, Ventilation, Air
Conditioning & Refrigeration
Accomplishments – Facility Services
Expanded Recycling Program to include construction materials
Replaced incandescent lights with compact fluorescent light (CFL) Replaced old fluorescent lamps with energy efficient lamps Replaced light ballast with electric ballasts (Reduced noise levels.) Integrated lighting with Energy Management System
Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Replaced absorbers with energy efficient chillers
Installed low water plumbing fixtures
Selected plants, shrubs, and trees requiring low maintenance and watering
Purchased three electric vehicles.
Incorporated a “green cleaning” program in 2005.
Reduced carbon footprint by downsizing two large trucks to fuel efficient smaller vehicles.
Saved paper that is printed on one-side and sent it to the Math Lab where students use it as scratch paper.
Programmed copiers to print two-sided as default.
Facility Planning & Design
Director of Facility Planning is LEED Green Associate Accredited.
LEED Construction & Construction Standards
Planning & Construction of Sustainability Center
Green Roof Application on CougarPlex
Apply reflective coating to AIT & PAC roofs
Complete Sustainable Energy Plan
Purchased a Riding Scrubber for the CougarPlex (cleans with ionized water)
Purchased hand held cleaning units that clean with ionized water.
Sustainability Plan for FY 2011
Sustainability Plan for FY 2011 (cont’d)
“Green” Master Landscape Plan
Selling 2-color offset press which mean we will greatly reduce our carbon footprint by eliminating cleaning solutions, inks, and chemicals.
Ensure all paper purchased is certified as having been produced from socially and environmentally responsible forestry.
New equipment has the following environmentally friendly features: more energy efficient, minimal ozone emissions, and power-saving sleep modes
Stock “green” school supplies
Compostable cups, plates & flatware
Napkins – green sealed certified – 100% recycled
Food items – buying local produce
Install vending machine “watt misers”
Energy Star purchase program
Purchase carpet from environmentally green carpet manufacturers