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GREEN BUILDING PRACTICES IN THE BUILDING 11 REMODEL
November 26, 2013
The 2013 Building 11 remodel consisted of interior reworking to provide several new classrooms spaces on the first floor and a new department suite and office for the Academic Learning Skills Division on the second floor. The project also involved significant modifications and upgrades to the mechanical systems. New green building features include installation of new bike parking, two new bottle filling stations, and more energy efficient lighting and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Insulation was added to new exterior walls and new exterior windows are double pane. The contractor recycled 80% of construction waste and four new recycling stations were installed for building occupants. More than 50% of the wood used was Forest Stewardship Council certified. Several of the construction materials also contained recycled-content including the linoleum flooring, the ceiling tiles, and the metal grid ceiling system. Click here for a detailed report on sustainability in the Building 11 remodel. Contact: Jennifer Hayward.
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT RECEIVES GREEN OFFICE CERTIFICATION
November 5, 2013
Congratulations to the Office of the President for receiving the Green Office Certification with 20 out of 25 points! Sustainable practices in the Office of the President include turning off lights when they are not needed, shutting off computers at night, using the power management features on computers, and printing double-sided or on paper already used on one side. President Spilde's staff has also significantly reduced printing by moving to mostly electronic distribution of the monthly Board of Education packet. Finally, President Spilde and her team are tireless champions of promoting sustainability within Lane and outside of Lane to our community and to community colleges nationally. Click here for more information on Office of the President Sustainability Practices.