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Sarah hammond creighton mas 17

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Presentation at Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference on March 17, 2017

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Sarah hammond creighton mas 17

  1. 1. Sustainable Endicott June 1989
  2. 2. Sustainable Endicott Talloires Declaration - 1990 Increase Awareness of Environmentally Sustainable Development Create an Institutional Culture of Sustainability Educate for Environmentally Responsible Citizenship Foster Environmental Literacy For All Practice Institutional Ecology Collaborate for Interdisciplinary Approaches Enhance Capacity of Primary and Secondary Schools
  3. 3. Sustainable Endicott
  4. 4. Sustainable Endicott So… What have we learned? Where do we go?
  5. 5. Endicott Sustainable The problem is big &multi-dimentional
  6. 6. Sustainable Endicott Annual Environmental Footprint 3.5 million copies/print pages 500,000 meals 1,000 gallons of paint 42,000 loads of laundry 139,000 trash bags 1,800 miles of paper towels and toilet paper
  7. 7. Sustainable Endicott Endicott Action for a Greener Planet Energy efficiency Energy Sources: wind & solar Green Design Waste Reduction and Recycling Educational programs Interior design Environmental Science Biology Business Others
  8. 8. Endicott Sustainable You are never actually done
  9. 9. Sustainable Endicott •Plastics #1-7 •Aluminum •Glass •Paper/Cardboard What can I Recycle? Blue bins located in every building on campus
  10. 10. Sustainable Endicott What Can’t I Recycle? No food or liquids! No Styrofoam No plastic films No straws No wrappers
  11. 11. Sustainable Endicott •Computers •T.V.’s •White Appliances •Electronics Electronic Waste Submit work order or send via inter office mail if small (batteries, cartridges)
  12. 12. Sustainable Endicott Endicott recycles more than 20 materials We divert over 60% of all waste from landfill! Misc. Ewaste, lamps, tires, etc Donations Construction Waste Scrap Metal Grease Single Stream Recycle Trash Compost (Food + Yard Waste) Single Stream Recycle 27% Landfill 31% Compost (food & yard waste) 30%
  13. 13. Sustainable Endicott New strategies are accepted Trayless Dining Reduces Food Waste by 30%
  14. 14. Sustainable Endicott Markets transform Fair Trade coffee Vegetarian meal Sustainable fish Local produce
  15. 15. Sustainable Endicott Reusable to-go container reduces waste.
  16. 16. Sustainable Endicott Regulations change: Food waste composting
  17. 17. Endicott Sustainable Leadership in Facilities is Essential
  18. 18. Sustainable Endicott Sustainable Design
  19. 19. Sustainable Endicott Green Design & Construction Green Roof on Arts Center Marblehead Hall (residence) : LED room lighting High efficiency heating and cooling 91% recycling rate during construction
  20. 20. Sustainable Endicott
  21. 21. Sustainable Endicott Energy 95% efficient gas- fired condensing boilers Super-insulated hot water storage tanks Controls Energy recovery
  22. 22. Endicott Sustainable Carbon is a priority
  23. 23. Sustainable Endicott Greenhouse gas emissions 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 2009 2013 2014 2015 MetricTonnesCO2 Endicott Carbon Emissions Emissions from Electricity Emissions from Natural gas Emissions from Oil Emissions from Gasoline
  24. 24. Sustainable Endicott Energy is a Priority Planet People Profit Endicott Sustainability Initiative Long-term issues: climate change Short-term: • Risk Reduction • Cost containment • Budget stability • Market advantage
  25. 25. Endicott Sustainable Big impacts are big “deals”
  26. 26. Sustainable Endicott Opportunity… Change this
  27. 27. Sustainable Endicott Into this….
  28. 28. Sustainable Endicott Solar: Diversifies Our Supply Commodity prices are linked to Natural Gas Create diversity in our electricity supply contracts 10% stable price for 20 years
  29. 29. Sustainable Endicott Simplified All-in-price vs. Solar …. Creating a hedge 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033
  30. 30. Sustainable Endicott Hockey Rink – 156 KW - PPA
  31. 31. Sustainable Endicott It’s complicated.. Devil is in the details. Regulation Market conditions Site conditions Risk Commitment Price Competing priorities
  32. 32. Sustainable Endicott Heavy construction – details matter (and things go wrong)
  33. 33. Sustainable Endicott Off site… Goal: Use the market to diversify our exposure to market volatility and create stable prices Participated in RFP for off-site renewables for wholesale power
  34. 34. Endicott Sustainable Efficiency is the priority strategy
  35. 35. Sustainable Endicott Efficient Lighting: Indoors and Out
  36. 36. Sustainable Endicott Efficiency is our first fuel! $0 $20,000 $40,000 $60,000 $80,000 $100,000 $120,000 $140,000 $160,000 $180,000 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Endicott Efficiency Project Costs and Savings (Savings are discounted after 5 years and not counted at all after 8 years) Electricity Savings Project Costs
  37. 37. Sustainable Endicott In the word of Wendell Berry… The real work of planet-saving will be small, humble, and humbling, and (insofar as it involves love) pleasing and rewarding. Its jobs will be too many to count, too many to report, too many to be publicly noticed or rewarded, too small to make anyone rich or famous.
  38. 38. Endicott Sustainable Sustainable Endicott Sarah Hammond Creighton Director of Sustainability screight@endicott.edu 978-232-2238

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