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Efforts on Campus


A sample of sustainability efforts on campus

  • 'Sustainable Catawba' formed to coordinate, and strengthen environmental efforts
  • Catawba is partnering with Duke Energy on a year-long energy management pilot program that is made possible by digital, smart-grid technology.
  • Catawba College was among 13 Duke Energy customers in five states to receive Duke Energy's 2011 Power Partner Award. The awards recognize customers who work with Duke Energy to achieve high levels of energy efficiency and economic growth.
  • Abernethy Village, a complex of five residence halls, has been LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified.
  • The Center for the Environment is working to secure LEED certification for the Center facility, which was built before LEED certification existed.
  • The college has recognized significant savings in waste reduction and energy and water conservation.
  • The Facilities Department refilled the 210,000-gallon swimming pool with water from our geothermal well.
  • The Center and other Catawba programs provide multiple opportunities to raise awareness about the environment.
  • Faculty from many disciplines are integrating the study of environmental issues into their courses.
  • New vending machines are Energy Star-rated and LEED-certified.
  • Lunch and learn discussions with speakers that have included our students and will include speakers from both on and off campus.

Sustainability News
For updates related to sustainability efforts on campus, check out our news page.

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