Washington Adventist University Green
Sustainability at WAU is an ongoing initiative. Mostly centered
in our Facilities Management department, green efforts are
making significant advances to increase sustainability at this
century-old institution. Specific green actions to date include:Changed fluorescent fixtures in all but one building from
electromagnetic to electronic ballasts.
Changed fluorescent fixtures in all buildings from T-12 to T-8
Changed all HID mercury fixtures to either metal halide or
(LPS/HPS) sodium lamps
Changed 90% of campus incandescent fixtures to subcompact
fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps and/or LED.
Developed sequence of control operation of HVAC equipment
inclusive of chillers, boilers, and air handling units.
In women’s residence hall changed water closets to 1.6 gpf
Redirected floor drains in three buildings to sewer to protect
sensitive eco-system of local park and waterway.
Installed VFD’s on motors that are greater than 7.5 hp
Recycle electric lamps
Recycle electronic equipment (computers, etc.)
Recycle landscaping clippings
Participate in document shredding/recycling
Recycling containers in place (inclusive of dumpsters) for
comingled and cardboard materials.
In process of installing lighting control across campus in
In process of installing water gardens to control sump pump
Our food service provider, Alladin Food Management Services,
LLC, also reports the following first steps toward
Identifying and reducing energy wasters.
Using recycled napkins.
Going tray-less in the Dining Room once a week.
Using cloth towels to sanitize (replacing paper towels).
Recycling cooking grease.