Community College Leadership – Building Green, Dreaming Big!

Date posted: September 26, 2013
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On September 10th, the Office of Sustainability visited Cascadia Community College’s Center for Global Learning and Arts. This building is a cutting-edge, LEED Platinum building, and it signals a high level of commitment to sustainability. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is awarded at four levels – Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. BC’s Office of Sustainability […]

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BYOB: Bring Your Own Bottle!

Date posted: April 29, 2013

They’re finally here! With funds appropriated from the SESF we have installed eight water bottle filling spigots around campus. This victory for the sustainability team will mean a reduction in disposable water bottles, increased accessibility, and a better awareness of the effects plastic bottles have on our earth. Disposable bottles contain toxins, are costly to […]

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BC’s Greenest Building – Coming Soon!

Date posted: January 4, 2013
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Any guesses what our greenest building is?  I bet you said the S Building.  The S Building is LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).  But as a science lab building it still uses a lot of energy.  The R building was not LEED rated when it was built, but uses the natural temperature […]

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Water Consumption: Current and Proposed Retrofits

Date posted: January 4, 2012

Bellevue College is working with Ameresco Quantum to conduct a campus-wide audit of energy and water resource consumption to identify opportunities for savings as part of the Washington State Energy Services Contracting program. Results of the water audit are now available.  They paint an interesting picture of estimated current and future water consumption under a […]

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