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    • 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
    • Key Dates
    • 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
      • http://www.icc.edu/green/
      Training Programs
      • BPI Building Analyst Professional
      & Envelope Professional
      Certifications
      • Building Operator Certification
      • Illinois Home Weatherization
      Assistance Program Contractor
      Certification
      • LEED Green Associate
      • LEED Accredited Professional
      Degree Programs
      • Architecture
      • Architectural Construction
      Technology
      • Green Building Environment
      • Heating, Ventilation, Air
      Conditioning & Refrigeration
    • Accomplishments – Facility Services
      • Demolition/Recycling
      Expanded Recycling Program to include construction materials
      • Electrical
      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
    • Accomplishments (cont’d)
      • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
      Replaced absorbers with energy efficient chillers
      • Plumbing
      Installed low water plumbing fixtures
      • Grounds Maintenance
      Selected plants, shrubs, and trees requiring low maintenance and watering
      • Accomplishments (cont’d)
      • Vehicle Maintenance
      • Purchased three electric vehicles.
      • Custodial
      • Incorporated a “green cleaning” program in 2005.
      • General Operations
      • Reduced carbon footprint by downsizing two large trucks to fuel efficient smaller vehicles.
      • Document Services
      • 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
      • Building Operations
      • Apply reflective coating to AIT & PAC roofs
      • Complete Sustainable Energy Plan
      • Custodial
      • 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)
      • Grounds Maintenance
      • “Green” Master Landscape Plan
      • Document Services
      • 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
      • Bookstore
      • Stock “green” school supplies
    • Food Service
      • Compostable cups, plates & flatware
      • Napkins – green sealed certified – 100% recycled
      • Food items – buying local produce
      • Install vending machine “watt misers”
      Purchasing
      • Energy Star purchase program
      • Purchase carpet from environmentally green carpet manufacturers
      Sustainability Plan for FY 2011 (cont’d)