Green Scene: Kish College LEEDs by example in energy efficiency
Kishwaukee College is one of the few college campuses in the country that is designated an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. In 2011, the college broke ground on a new student center with the objective of reducing the college’s carbon footprint even further. The master plan was titled “Greenapsis,” a process of implementing eco-friendly technology and practices.
The college earned two grants from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation. It received $150,000 to design and commission a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified building at the gold level and a $90,000 grant to install a 75-ton geothermal field, which uses heat from the earth to heat and cool the new facilities. Using the earth’s energy instead of gas or coal is cleaner and more sustainable.
The need for the new student services building provided the college the opportunity to become more environmentally friendly and sustainable. The Student Services Building consists of counseling, campus police, administration and financial aid offices, a bookstore, a games room and large cafeteria and kitchen.
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