Gallaudet Sustainability Initiatives

Buildings

Commitment:

  • Achieve LEED Silver or equivalent in all new construction and major renovations.

Accomplishments:

  • LLRH6 achieves LEED Silver Certification.
  • New MSSD Dorm is being built to LEED Silver standards.
  • JCI Project to retrofit buildings with more efficient building systems and controls.

Energy

Commitment:

  • Reduce energy use in buildings by 3% per square foot, compared to Fiscal Year 2009.
  • Purchase or generate at least 13% of total energy consumed from renewable sources.

Accomplishments:

  • $13.6 million Energy Conservation Project resulted in 22% decrease in energy use between fy 2009 and fy 2015.
  • Gallaudet purchases Renewable Energy Certificates (REC's) to cover 17% of Electricity consumption.

Water

Commitment:

  • Reduce potable water use by 3% per square foot compared to Fiscal Year 2009

Accomplishments:

  • Installed efficient water fixtures across campus.
  • Decreased total water usage by 9% since 2011.

Transportation

Commitment:

  • Increase the percentage of zero emitting vehicles on campus and encourage healthier commuting options

Accomplishments:

  • Two Capital Bikeshare Stations
  • Zipcar Station
  • Gallaudet Shuttle

Waste and Recycling

Accomplishments:

  • Development of Waste and Recycling Management Plan
  • Recycling education initiative
  • Single stream recycling