Sustainable Efforts

Residence Halls

  • Low water use faucets, shower heads and toilets
  • Individual control of heating for each student room with set points that prevent extremes
  • Insulated windows with tinting
  • Roofs have R-20 insulation under decking
  • High efficiency LED and fluorescent lighting
  • High efficiency HVAC fan motors
  • Heating and cooling accomplished with high efficiency central boilers and chillers
  • High efficiency washers and dryers
  • Surplus furnishings are donated to the Goodbye, Goodbuy move out collection program and Flower City Habitat for Humanity
  • Used carpet is recycled instead of landfilled
  • Used mattresses are recycled instead of landfilled

Apartments

  • Low water use faucets, shower heads and toilets
  • All interior and exterior fixtures are mostly converted to high efficiency LED
  • All appliances are Energy Star Rated
  • All furnaces are 90% efficient
  • Utilizing RP Fedder HVAC filters that increase system efficiency and are remanufactured instead of being landfilled
  • Vanity tops, shower enclosures, and kitchen countertops are resurfaced whenever possible to divert these materials from the landfill
  • Utilize zero volatile organic compound (VOC) paint to minimize air quality issues
  • Used carpet is recycled instead of landfilled
  • Used mattresses are recycled instead of landfilled

Global Village

  • LEED Gold and Silver rated buildings
  • Computer controlled heating and cooling system with auto-off controls when windows are open and with set points that prevent extremes
  • On demand hot water system in each individual suite
  • Low water use faucets, shower heads and toilets
  • All interior and exterior fixtures are high efficiency LED
  • Foam-filled exterior walls for optimal insulation
  • Occupancy sensor activated lighting in laundry rooms, common areas, bathrooms and waste closets
  • Used carpet is recycled instead of landfilled
  • Used mattresses are recycled instead of landfilled

General Operations

  • Maintenance utility vehicles are all electric
  • Zero turn lawnmowers are all electric
  • String trimmers, hedge trimmers and leaf blowers are all electric
  • Smart Burners on all Stoves throughout Housing
  • Over 200 tons of scrap metal has been recycled in the past 10 years
  • Flexible work arrangements reduces carbon footprint through limiting staff commuting
  • StarRez assignments management program dramatically reduced staff labor, paper use, and wait time. The system is available 24/7/365 to students.
  • Virtual tours allow customers to view our facilities without traveling to campus for a physical tour
  • Using technology to manage room check outs resulted in a 92% reduction in the imaging and storage of 8,000 key return envelopes.
  • Automated billing proration saved 160 hours of labor for financial staff
  • Hardcopy mailings have all been converted to PDFs which has drastically reduced the amount of paper used