Local News: Sustainable Office Certification (SOC)
Below are sustainability-related news items throughout the Western Washington University and Bellingham-area. These items correspond to the Sustainable Office Certification.
Eight new offices receive sustainability certification
Ceremony attendees had the opportunity to learn more about Western’s sustainability actions, including energy conservation. Staff from the Green Energy Fee Grant Program, Western’s Energy Management Team, and Western Gallery answered questions about campus energy-conservation projects. Attendees tested Belkin watt-meters and energy-saving switches available to SOC offices and departments and participated in a guided tour of Western’s Steam Plant, a noted regional example of energy-efficient district heating. The Western Gallery lighting system was recently re-fitted to all LED lamps, resulting in annual energy savings of 89 percent.
Campus offices embrace energy-reduction program
On Nov. 1, the Western Sustainability Office Certification, a program that recognizes campus offices' environmentally friendly choices, was made available to all administration offices on campus. Five administration offices on campus participated in the pilot program over the summer.
RECOGNITION & HONORS |
GREEN ENERGY FEE GRANT PROGRAM
THE OUTBACK FARM | RESRAP PROGRAM
SUSTAINABLE OFFICE CERTIFICATION
SWEATER DAYS | VIKING SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE | ENERGY & CLIMATE
TRANSPORTATION | WASTE
BUILT ENVIRONMENT | FOOD | WATER
CLEANING | GROUNDS | PURCHASING
HUXLEY | URBAN TRANSITIONS STUDIO
CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY PLANNING STUDIO
RESEARCH | SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS