BCRLF Project Descriptions
Project Title: Wright Museum LED Lighting
Amount Approved: $3,400
Project Status: Approved, Spring 2015
Description: The board has approved funding for the replacement of halogen bulbs to Light-Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs in the Wright Museum of Art gallery spaces. LED bulbs will provide energy savings, reduced waste due to a longer bulb lifetime, provide labor savings, and an improved viewing experience. The LED bulbs also help to conserve the art pieces because of the absence of harmful UV light produced by other lighting sources.
Project Title: Print Management Software
Amount Approved: $27,935
Project Status: Approved, Spring 2015
Description: The board has approved funding to implement Print Management Software which will reduce paper and toner usage through printing quotas. Print management software will be installed on printers around campus allowing the college to track individual printing amounts to implement printing quotas. The software will also allow individuals to manage their printing jobs eliminating unnecessary multiple printings. Not funded by the board, but equally as important in reducing printing is a publicity campaign that will be implemented to encourage and educate campus on printing thoughtfully.
Project Title: In-ground Sprinkler Irrigation for Strong Stadium Complex
Amount Approved: $70,000
Project Status: Approved, Fall 2014
Description: The board has approved funding to install an in-ground sprinkler irrigation system for the baseball, softball, varsity soccer, and practice soccer field at the Strong Stadium Complex. The in-ground sprinkler system will replace the current water cannons, decreasing water usage, carbon dioxide emissions, and chemical fertilizer use. The previously used water cannons contained engines that emitted greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide while the in-ground sprinkler system does not. The in-ground sprinklers will also help to improve the quality of the sports fields reducing potential injuries and maintenance time through automated timed waterings during the evening or early mornings. Along with maintenance the in-ground sprinkler system will also contribute labor savings because a grounds crew member will no longer need to spend the time to move the water cannons around the field.
Project Title: Peace & Justice, Interfaith, Music and Alpha Sigma Tau House Weatherization
Amount Approved: $32,090
Project Status: Complete, Summer 2014
Description: The board approved funding for the full weatherization of four special interest houses that house student residents. Peace & Justice, Interfaith, Music and Alpha Sigma Tau houses all received a full weatherization upgrade ensuring a reduction in preventable energy loss. These special interest houses underwent a variety of upgrades including air sealing, insulation, ventilation and mechanical measures.
Project Title: Campbell Hall Window Replacement
Amount Approved: $86,700
Project Status: Complete, Fall 2013
Description: The board approved funding to replace Campbell Hall’s Windows. Campbell Hall is the college’s second oldest building to Middle College. It has been used for a variety of purposes but now houses the Economics and Sociology departments. New windows have helped reduce energy loss and increase overall professor and student comfort while using this space. During window replacement it was identified that the windows being replaced were the original windows installed in 1848, further highlighting the replacement need.
Project Title: Spanish & HR House Insulation
Amount Approved: $6,520
Project Status: Complete, Summer 2011
Description: The board approved funding to insulate Spanish House a student residence special interest house and Human Resource offices. This weatherization measure has helped reduce energy loss and increase the comfort level of each building’s residents. Insulating these houses helps keep warmth in during the winter and heat out during the summer. This effort coupled with appropriate energy use by building residents will undoubtedly reduce energy loss.