• In December of 2010, we received a comprehensive energy efficiency audit of the campus conducted by PE Consulting. This important first step will allow us to focus our efforts and to qualify for government funds and loans to make improvements. The audit is currently being reviewed by faculty and staff. It is available here: Campus Energy Audit
  • A very large photovoltaic panel array on the roof of the parking garage supplies roughly 10% of the campus's electricity. We pay GWP for this electricity but the energy created is used to help us calculate lower total energy use, thus lower our top rate for electricity payments.
  • The roof of the Cimmarusti Science Center includes a photovoltaic panel array that offsets a portion of the building's electrical demand.
  • The GCC Board of Trustees has committed to all new construction meeting LEED Standards from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). These standards include energy efficiency elements. New buildings on campus will be much more energy efficient than those of the past.
  • VendingMiser devices are installed on all campus vending machines, reducing energy use by refrigerated vending machines to typical Energy Star levels.
  • The Campus  Computer Coordinating Committee (4Cs) initiated a new policy in Spring 2010 that requires all new campus computer installations to activate energy saving features on the computer and monitor.
  • The roof of the Cimmarusti Science Center includes a photovoltaic panel array that offsets a portion of the building's electrical demand.
  • The GCC Board of Trustees has committed to all new construction meeting LEED Standards from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). These standards include energy efficiency elements. New buildings on campus will be much more energy efficient than those of the past.
  • VendingMiser devices are installed on all campus vending machines, reducing energy use by refrigerated vending machines to typical Energy Star levels.
  • The Campus  Computer Coordinating Committee (4Cs) initiated a new policy in Spring 2010 that requires all new campus computer installations to activate energy saving features on the computer and monitor.
  • We are currently (10/2010) awaiting a comprehensive energy efficiency audit of the campus conducted by PE Consulting. This important first step allows us to focus our efforts and to qualify for government funds and loans to make improvements.
Suggestions from the Green Team:
  • Have all new buildings certified by the USGBC.
  • Expand energy efficiency policies and directives from the administration to all areas of the campus.
  • Expand computer power saving standards to all previous computer installations.
  • We need guidelines regarding the use of energy and the purchasing of energy efficient electronics and appliances.
Last updated: 1/12/2011 11:46:48 AM