Implementation Profile for Portland Community College
Submitted on February 27, 2008; last updated on May 2, 2012
|Basic Carnegie Classification||Assoc/Pub-U-MC: Associate's Public Urban-serving Multicampus|
|Community Setting||Large city|
|USDOE Climate Zone||3|
|Current President or Chancellor's Name||Preston Pulliams|
|Current President or Chancellor's Title||District President|
|Main Web Site||http://www.pcc.edu/|
|Sustainability Web Site||http://www.pcc.edu/sustain|
|Implementation Liaison's Name||Erin Stanforth|
|Implementation Liaison's Title||Sustainability Manager|
|Implementation Liaison's Department||Facilties Management Services|
|Format of Structure||Committee|
|Number of Individuals in Structure||19|
|Stakeholder Groups Represented||Faculty, Students, Executive, Community Members, Staff|
The Climate Energy Leadership Taskforce was convened by District President Preston Pulliams. Taskforce members were identified and appointed to participate in monthly work sessions.
The CELT has transformed into the PCC Sustainability Council (PSC). The PSC is a standing council composed of a 19 member Sustainability Leadership Team (SLT) and the following PSC subcommittees:
-Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee
-Consumption & Solid Waste Subcommittee
-Sustainability in Education Subcommittee
-Tracking Progress & Financing Subcommittee
-Buildings & Energy Subcommittee
-Community Outreach Subcommittee
1. Establish a policy that all new campus construction will be built to at least the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver standard or equivalent.
Yes: PCC has adopted LEED Silver as the design standard for a $375 Million capital expansion program that was presented and passed by voters in November, 2008. All capital construction estimates include these standards. In addition, we are currently in design of a new facility that is being built to LEED Platinum standard.
2. Adopt an energy-efficient appliance purchasing policy requiring purchase of ENERGY STAR certified products in all areas for which such ratings exist.
Yes: PCC purchasing rules mirror the State of Oregon's Administrative Rules requiring the purchase of Energy Star efficient appliances.
3. Establish a policy of offsetting all greenhouse gas emissions generated by air travel paid for by our institution.
Yes: PCC has budgeted for offsetting GHG emissions generated by air travel via a permanent allocation of $13,500 per year in the Sustainability Manager's budget.
4. Encourage use of and provide access to public transportation for all faculty, staff, students and visitors at our institution.
Yes: PCC has an active Transportation Demand Management Program that consists of intra-campus shuttles, carpooling and mass transit subsidies. PCC also provides free electric car recharging stations at its campuses.
5. Within one year of signing this document, begin purchasing or producing at least 15% of our institution's electricity consumption from renewable sources.
Yes: PCC has begun buying Wind Power Green Tags for some of its electrical use. We are also actively studying retro-fitting an existing building with solar technologies. All new construction by PCC will require that 1.5% of the direct construction cost be spent on solar technologies.
6. Establish a policy or a committee that supports climate and sustainability shareholder proposals at companies where our institution's endowment is invested.
No: No information provided.
7. Participate in the Waste Minimization component of the national RecycleMania competition, and adopt 3 or more associated measures to reduce waste.
District and campus funding for expanded recycle bin infrastructure.