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Base Realignment & Closure
Higher Education in Maryland

AACC - GREEN and GETTING GREENER

Efforts to Date
1. Retrofitted general area lighting to T-8 technology, reducing energy use via lighting by 21%
2. Systematically converting all buildings to central controlled HVAC
3. Sensor-controlled lighting in Humanities, Dragun, Schwartz and CSB
4. Toilet partitions, benches and picnic tables constructed of recycled plastics
5. Replaced gas-powered carts with electric-powered carts
6. Extended mowing cycles
7. Plant only native species of trees and shrubs
8. Single stream recycling of paper, cardboard, cans and bottles
9. Use vegetable-based inks in the print shop
10. Exclusive use of "green" cleaning products
11. Launder and re-use cleaning rags
12. Recycled cork flooring in CALT
13. Green roof at CALT reduces run-off
14. Specify water-saving restroom fixtures
15. Carboard moving boxes are re-used until unusable
16. Recycled paper products, binders from recycled plastics offered in Bookstore
17. Bookstore offers mainly USA manufactured sportswear which reduces fuel consumption in transport
18. "Green Zone" in Bookstore showcases eco-friendly consumer goods
19. Reusable bags from recyled materials offered in Bookstore
20. Bookstore Receiving aggressibvley recycles packing materials
21. Bookstore actively promotes the purchase of used books
22. College-wide effort supports the Rotary Club's "Books for International Goodwill"
23. Transitioned from plastic and foam packaging to paper products in Dining Services
24. Recycle printing plates, toner cartridges, computers, monitors, printers, etc.
25. Encourage two-sided printing and copying
26. Purchase carpets loomed from recycled materials
27. Recycle used carpet

Planned Efforts
1. Set goal of L.E.E.D. Silver-certification for future construction
2. Director and Assistant Director of Campus Development receive L.E.E.D. certification
3. Burn bio-diesel in plant boilers
4. Replace plant boilers with high efficiency units
5. Pursue renewable energy sources
6. Launch reusable coffee mug program - likely constructed of 100% corn plastic
7. Investigate biodegradable alternative to foam packaging and plasticware
8. Launch energy conservation awareness campaign college-wide
9. Executive Director of Administrative Services to attend Fundamentals of Carbon Reduction
seminar in November 2008 and sit for Carbon Reduction Manager certification on 11/20/08
 
 
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