A Sustainable Commitment
New Energy Policy Will Reduce Campus Consumption by 20%
In keeping with its mission to develop responsible global citizens, Wittenberg's energy consumption plan will accomplish the following:
- Reduce electricity consumption by 20% by 2020 on the Wittenberg University campus, which will:
- Link Wittenberg with a series of other environmental commitments at the state, national and international level.
- Provide projects that enter Wittenberg classrooms with a tangible goal, one that has relevance on a global scale.
- Provide a projected savings of $400,000 per year.
- Establish a revolving loan fund, which will:
- Provide for energy-reducing upgrades to campus facilities.
- Allow for continual renewal of energy-related investments.
- Support new initiatives thanks to savings as a result of the fund's establishment.
- Ensure metering of individual buildings across campus, which will:
- Measure progress and behaviorial change.
- Promote project-centered student-learning experiences using data derived from metering.
- Allow for focused initiatives that demonstrate significant potential for reducing campus use of electricity.
- Encourage more social awareness campaigns and campus activities aimed at reducing energy consumption in specific areas of campus.
- Ensure that the campus has strong recycling programs and green living communities for students.
- Provide for additional energy policies that reflect the stated values of Wittenberg University.
- Pursuit of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for the renovations to Blair Hall:
- When completed and certified, Blair Hall, home to Wittenberg's nationally recognized Department of Edcuation, will be the first LEED-certified structure in Clark County.