Implementation Profile for The Community College of Baltimore County
Submitted on July 8, 2008; last updated on July 13, 2009
|Basic Carnegie Classification||Assoc/Pub-S-MC: Associate's Public Suburban-serving Multicampus|
|Community Setting||Urban fringe of large city|
|USDOE Climate Zone||Not applicable|
|Current President or Chancellor's Name||Sandra Kurtinitis|
|Current President or Chancellor's Title||President|
|Main Web Site||http://www.ccbcmd.edu|
|Sustainability Web Site||No information provided|
|Implementation Liaison's Name||Melissa L Hopp|
|Implementation Liaison's Title||Vice President for Administrative Services|
|Implementation Liaison's Department||No information provided|
|Format of Structure||Committee|
|Number of Individuals in Structure||65|
|Stakeholder Groups Represented||Faculty, Students, Executive, Staff|
|Description||The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) is comprised of three campuses sites and two extension sites. Each major campus site has a campus based sustainability committee which is co-chaired by faculty/staff. These co-chairs, along with other college stakeholders comprise the larger college-wide sustainability committee. The charge of the CCBC college-wide Sustainability Committee is to set goals for the Colleges sustainability program and provide oversight of that program. Campus based sustainability committees are charged with educating and informing their local campus communities about current sustainability perspectives, issues and best practices.|
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: We have begun a practice and will soon establish a policy that all new campus construction will follow LEED standards (silver). Currently, one project, a new campus library is being designed to meet Silver certification. This project has been registered with the U.S. Green Building Council. The Community College of Baltimore County is pursuing USGBC membership.
2. Adopt an energy-efficient appliance purchasing policy requiring purchase of ENERGY STAR certified products in all areas for which such ratings exist.
Yes: CCBC's purchasing office has begun using Energy Star specifications in the purchase of appliances and computers.
3. Establish a policy of offsetting all greenhouse gas emissions generated by air travel paid for by our institution.
No: No information provided.
4. Encourage use of and provide access to public transportation for all faculty, staff, students and visitors at our institution.
CCBC faculty, students and staff currently have access to public transportation.
5. Within one year of signing this document, begin purchasing or producing at least 15% of our institution's electricity consumption from renewable sources.
CCBC is purchasing electricity and natural gas as a member of a purchasing consortium authorized under the Baltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Council. For 2008, the consortium is purchasing 4% (2% from each Tier or generation source) of the electrical total from renewable sources. The consortium has locked in our purchases through 2011 using wind-generated contracts under Tier one. (Solar power was not included in the recent purchase because none is available in the region.)
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.
The Community College of Baltimore County has taken several measures to carefully examine our consumption habits. Campus-wide efforts have been made to avoid single use products and utilizing all products to their maximum. In 2007, CCBC's three campuses recycled 67,358 pounds of cardboard and paper.