Going Green @ MSU
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Green Initiatives in Administration & Fiscal Services

Energy Policy (draft)

Vehicles

  • Reduced state vehicle pool by approx. 15%
  • Recycled five golf carts from Eagle Trace Golf Course for use on campus
  • Purchased five battery-powered vehicles for use on campus
  • Purchased University’s first hybrid vehicle for use by Office of Enrollment Services
  • Sold University’s two tour buses and currently charter when needed

Bike-Friendly Campus

  • New bike racks have been purchased and strategically placed across campus Custodial Services
  • Switched to greener and more environmentally friendly cleaning systems

Construction

The Student Recreation Center will be designed and constructed to comply with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver-level certification standards. LEED certification includes a rigorous third-party commissioning process focusing on five green design categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

Facilities

  • Replaced lights on campus with more energy efficient lights
  • Meters being placed on buildings to gauge power usage
  • Upgraded Energy Management System field panels in Academic-Athletic Center, Claypool-Young, Nunn Hall and Alumni Tower.
  • Implemented Preventative Maintenance crew to replace air handler filters to improve efficiency.

>> Additional info on Facilities Management Web site