ICC - Commitment to Sustainability --“Go Green”<br />Strategic Forum<br />June 7, 2011<br />
"For the purpose of this policy, Illinois Central College defines sustainability as an attempt to meet present needs, avoi...
Key Dates<br />
ICC Board of Trustees Sustainability Policy<br />Illinois Sustainable University Compact<br />American College & Universit...
The purpose of the committee was to bring academic, business operations and facility management in line with our accepted ...
Curriculum<br />Integrate sustainability concepts into curricula. <br />Increase faculty and student awareness of sustaina...
Incorporate green building and design methods in construction projects. <br />All campus construction will be built to at ...
Business Practices<br />Obtaining the “best value” by balancing short and long-term costs, maintenance, life-cycle, and en...
Share with outside communities the knowledge generated from sustainability research, education and practice. <br />Help pr...
Academic Development<br />Current ICC Academic Programs and Courses<br /><ul><li>http://www.icc.edu/green/</li></ul>Traini...
  Illinois Home Weatherization </li></ul>   Assistance Program Contractor <br />   Certification<br /><ul><li>  LEED Green...
  LEED Accredited Professional </li></ul>Degree Programs<br /><ul><li>  Architecture
  Architectural Construction</li></ul>   Technology<br /><ul><li>  Green Building Environment
  Heating, Ventilation, Air  </li></ul>    Conditioning & Refrigeration<br />
Accomplishments – Facility Services<br /><ul><li>Demolition/Recycling</li></ul>Expanded Recycling Program to include const...
Accomplishments (cont’d)<br /><ul><li>Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning</li></ul>Replaced absorbers with energy eff...
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ICC - Commitment to Sustainability -- “Go Green”

  1. 1. ICC - Commitment to Sustainability --“Go Green”<br />Strategic Forum<br />June 7, 2011<br />
  2. 2. "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<br />
  3. 3. Key Dates<br />
  4. 4. ICC Board of Trustees Sustainability Policy<br />Illinois Sustainable University Compact<br />American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment<br />College Commitment<br />
  5. 5. The purpose of the committee was to bring academic, business operations and facility management in line with our accepted principals of sustainability.<br />Eight subcommittees formed:<br />Building Maintenance & Design Green Purchasing<br />Energy/Renewable Energy Project Academic Curriculum<br />Landscape Design & Maintenance Training/Awareness<br />Recycling/Composting Grants/Publicity<br />Sustainability Committee<br />
  6. 6. Curriculum<br />Integrate sustainability concepts into curricula. <br />Increase faculty and student awareness of sustainability issues. <br />Increase sustainability educational offerings.<br />Integrated Approach Campus-Wide<br />
  7. 7. Incorporate green building and design methods in construction projects. <br />All campus construction will be built to at least the LEED Silver standard or equivalent. <br />Maximize energy efficiency.<br />Adopt landscaping and grounds maintenance practices that use integrated pest management techniques, native plants, and reduce storm water run-off. <br />Facilities Management & Conservation<br />
  8. 8. Business Practices<br />Obtaining the “best value” by balancing short and long-term costs, maintenance, life-cycle, and environmental costs in purchasing goods and services. <br />Adopt an energy-efficient appliance purchasing policy requiring purchase of ENERGY STAR certified products in all areas for which such ratings exist. <br />Purchase non-toxic cleaning products whenever practical. <br />
  9. 9. Share with outside communities the knowledge generated from sustainability research, education and practice. <br />Help promote environmental awareness and natural resource conservation. <br />Interact with the community through on and off-campus activities. <br />Community<br />
  10. 10. Academic Development<br />Current ICC Academic Programs and Courses<br /><ul><li>http://www.icc.edu/green/</li></ul>Training Programs<br /><ul><li> BPI Building Analyst Professional </li></ul> & Envelope Professional <br /> Certifications<br /><ul><li> Building Operator Certification
  11. 11. Illinois Home Weatherization </li></ul> Assistance Program Contractor <br /> Certification<br /><ul><li> LEED Green Associate
  12. 12. LEED Accredited Professional </li></ul>Degree Programs<br /><ul><li> Architecture
  13. 13. Architectural Construction</li></ul> Technology<br /><ul><li> Green Building Environment
  14. 14. Heating, Ventilation, Air </li></ul> Conditioning & Refrigeration<br />
  15. 15. Accomplishments – Facility Services<br /><ul><li>Demolition/Recycling</li></ul>Expanded Recycling Program to include construction materials<br /><ul><li>Electrical</li></ul>Replaced incandescent lights with compact fluorescent light (CFL)<br />Replaced old fluorescent lamps with energy efficient lamps<br />Replaced light ballast with electric ballasts (Reduced noise levels.)<br />Integrated lighting with Energy Management System<br />
  16. 16. Accomplishments (cont’d)<br /><ul><li>Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning</li></ul>Replaced absorbers with energy efficient chillers<br /><ul><li>Plumbing</li></ul>Installed low water plumbing fixtures<br /><ul><li>Grounds Maintenance</li></ul>Selected plants, shrubs, and trees requiring low maintenance and watering<br />
  17. 17. <ul><li>Accomplishments (cont’d)
  18. 18. Vehicle Maintenance
  19. 19. Purchased three electric vehicles.
  20. 20. Custodial
  21. 21. Incorporated a “green cleaning” program in 2005.
  22. 22. General Operations
  23. 23. Reduced carbon footprint by downsizing two large trucks to fuel efficient smaller vehicles.
  24. 24. Document Services
  25. 25. Saved paper that is printed on one-side and sent it to the Math Lab where students use it as scratch paper.
  26. 26. Programmed copiers to print two-sided as default.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Facility Planning & Design
  27. 27. Director of Facility Planning is LEED Green Associate Accredited.
  28. 28. LEED Construction & Construction Standards
  29. 29. Planning & Construction of Sustainability Center
  30. 30. Green Roof Application on CougarPlex
  31. 31. Building Operations
  32. 32. Apply reflective coating to AIT & PAC roofs
  33. 33. Complete Sustainable Energy Plan
  34. 34. Custodial
  35. 35. Purchased a Riding Scrubber for the CougarPlex (cleans with ionized water)
  36. 36. Purchased hand held cleaning units that clean with ionized water.</li></ul>Sustainability Plan for FY 2011<br />
  37. 37. Sustainability Plan for FY 2011 (cont’d)<br /><ul><li>Grounds Maintenance
  38. 38. “Green” Master Landscape Plan
  39. 39. Document Services
  40. 40. Selling 2-color offset press which mean we will greatly reduce our carbon footprint by eliminating cleaning solutions, inks, and chemicals.
  41. 41. Ensure all paper purchased is certified as having been produced from socially and environmentally responsible forestry.
  42. 42. New equipment has the following environmentally friendly features: more energy efficient, minimal ozone emissions, and power-saving sleep modes
  43. 43. Bookstore
  44. 44. Stock “green” school supplies</li></li></ul><li>Food Service<br /><ul><li>Compostable cups, plates & flatware
  45. 45. Napkins – green sealed certified – 100% recycled
  46. 46. Food items – buying local produce
  47. 47. Install vending machine “watt misers” </li></ul>Purchasing<br /><ul><li>Energy Star purchase program
  48. 48. Purchase carpet from environmentally green carpet manufacturers</li></ul>Sustainability Plan for FY 2011 (cont’d)<br />

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