College of Southern Maryland Green Initiatives
Energy conservation measures at
the College of Southern Maryland are increasing. An energy audit
has been completed on several of the buildings, with the results
to be used to implement additional energy saving measures.
Motion Activated Light Sensors have been installed at the
College of Southern Maryland's classrooms and restrooms on the
La Plata and Leonardtown campuses. As an individual enters a
room, the lights will automatically illuminate. When there is no
motion or sound for 20 minutes, the lights will turn off. Also,
boilers at the Leonardtown and La Plata campuses are being
modified to help reduce oil consumption, and new thermostats are
being installed as part of energy reduction efforts.
Volunteer Southern Maryland located on the La Plata Campus is
collecting retired cell phones to recycle them and preserve the
environment. The cellular contribution program sends functioning
cell phones to humanitarian organizations.
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