Additional Projects


  • Green Grow, a community garden on Hanson Plaza, near the Ballard Hall dormitories 
  • Compostable take-out containers

Geothermal System

  • The Living and Learning Residence Hall 6 (LLRH6) uses a geothermal heating and cooling system, a natural and stable source of renewable energy
  • The system makes it easier and cheaper to maintain a comfortable temperature and has fewer moving parts, which reduces maintenance costs
  • The geothermal system will save nearly $250,000 in energy costs per year for each building it services

Johnson Controls, Inc. Energy Project

  • I. King Jordan Student Academic Center G-Area energy monitor install
  • Interior and exterior lighting replacement
  • Boiler replacement
  • Solar array installs (Field House, Model Secondary School for the Deaf, Kendall Demonstration Elementary School, and I. King Jordan Student Academic Center) 


  • Introducing reduced wattage light bulbs
  • Installing motion detectors that shut the lights off in classrooms and other areas


  • Gallaudet purchases hybrid vehicles when possible and uses a lighter type of diesel fuel  
  • Capital Bikeshare station on campus is available for use by the general public
  • Zipcar station on campus
  • Live Near Your Work program provides a financial incentive for employees to move near Gallaudet which reduces the carbon footprint of commuters
  • Shuttle bus services for students, employees, and visitors to the campus. The shuttle picks up and drops off passengers between the Gallaudet campus and the Florida Avenue/Gallaudet University and the Union Station Metro stops


  • Use of BigBelly Solar, solar-powered trash compactors 
  • Single stream recycling program
  • Campus-wide water fixture replacements
  • Central Plant cooling tower cleaning
  • Storm water management review


  • Water filters installed in campus offices which reduces reliance on bottled water
  • Installation of low-flow toilets, more efficient showerheads and faucets, and meters for the irrigation system

2022 Campus Plan

  • Created with improved land use and increased density in mind
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