- Michigan's Kalamazoo Valley Community College has saved $1,096,456 since 2010 by conserving energy, and is also utilizing a water treatment system to reduce 18.2 million gallons of storm water runoff.
- Energy education specialist Ted Forester has worked with everyone from maintenance workers to professors to minimize KVCC's energy consumption--implementing routines, coordinating cross-campus energy-saving behaviors, improving buildings and utilizing EnergyCAP, Inc.'s energy-accounting software.
- The college also recently received silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for its 2010 additions at its Texas Township Campus student services wing, including a green roof covered plants that help reduce and filter rain run-off, as well as lower heating and cooling costs.
From the article:
Kalamazoo Valley Community College has saved more than $1 million during the past two years by conserving energy and is on track to reduce 18.2 million gallons of storm water runoff with a water treatment system. Energy education specialist Ted Forester, trained by a firm called Cenergistic, has been working with various people, from maintenance personnel to professors, to minimize the amount of energy KVCC consumes. ...