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2016 Climate Leadership Award
Galileo's Pavilion at JCCC
U.S. Green Building Council - LEED Scorecards
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to transforming the way our buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED — the top third-party verification system for sustainable structures around the world. Three campus buildings at JCCC are included in their list.
JCCC Sustainability Resources
Every three years, JCCC participates in reviews by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Their evaluation criteria, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS), offers the campus a chance to evaluate thousands of measures related to campus sustainability, from energy and waste to affordability, access, and curriculum.
Creating a Sustainable Campus
Financing Sustainability on Campus by
Call Number: LB2342.B324 2009
Publication Date: 2009
The National Association of College and University Business Offices (NACUBO) and Second Nature have teamed up to develop the first comprehensive tool for business officers and sustainability program directors. This book covers everything from issuing Clean renewable Energy Bonds to measuring carbon offsets on your balance sheet.
Green campus; meeting the challenge of environmental sustainability by
Call Number: LB3223.3.G74 2008
This book contains a collection of essays on topics such as organizing an effective campus energy program, strategies for planning green buildings, purchasing green materials and supplies, recycling and waste reduction, green landscaping and creating a culture of sustainability on campus.
Greening through IT; information technology for environmental sustainability by
Call Number: TD145 .T48 2010
Environmental issues often span long periods of time, far-flung areas, and labyrinthine layers of complexity. In Greening through IT, Bill Tomlinson investigates how the tools and techniques of information technology (IT) can help us tackle environmental problems at such vast scales. Tomlinson describes theoretical, technological, and social aspects of a growing interdisciplinary approach to sustainability, "Green IT," offering both a human-centered framework for understanding Green IT systems and specific examples and case studies of Green IT in action. Tomlinson describes many efforts toward sustainability supported by IT-
Reaching beyond compliance; the challenges of achieving campus sustainability by
Call Number: GE70 .N496 2009
Publication Date: 2009
This book examines the obstacles to integrating principles of sustainability into the decision-making procedure within an institution of higher education. Critical insight into the process of building a sustainable campus is gained via the examination of the decision-making process of three critical operational systems within a university: food services, purchasing and the waste management system. This study explores why principles of sustainability are either embraced or rejected in the decision-making procedures in a university setting and reaffirms that the decision-making process is a crucial leverage point for reform as university strives to become sustainable.
Six Sigma for Sustainability by
Call Number: HD30.255 M362 2011
Co-written by Six Sigma Black Belts and LEED Accredited Professionals, this pioneering guide reveals how to use the power of Six Sigma to develop and implement enterprise-wide green initiatives. Six Sigma Sustainability explains how typical Six Sigma DMAIC structures such as program governance, project charters, transfer functions, measurement systems, risk assessment, and process design support environmentally sound business practices.
Sustainability on campus; stories and strategies for change by
Call Number: LB3223.3.S89 2004
These personal narratives of greening college campuses offer inspiration, motivation, and practical advice. Written by faculty, staff, administrators, and a student, from varying perspectives and reflecting divergent experiences, these stories also map the growing strength of a national movement toward environmental responsibility on campus. Environmental awareness on college and university campuses began with the celebratory consciousness-raising of Earth Day, 1970. Since then environmental action on campus has been both global (in research and policy formation) and local (in efforts to make specific environmental improvements on campuses). The stories in this book show that achieving environmental sustainability is not a matter of applying the formulas of risk management or engineering technology but part of what the editors call "the messy reality of participatory engagement in cultural transformation.
Sustainable university; green goals and new challenges for higher education leaders by
Call Number: LB3223.S745 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Colleges and universities are at the forefront of efforts to preserve the earth’s resources for future generations. Carbon neutrality, renewable energy sources, green building strategies, and related initiatives require informed and courageous leaders at all levels of higher education. James Martin and James E. Samels have worked closely with college and university presidents, provosts, and trustees to devise best practices that establish sustainable policies and programs in the major areas of institutional operations.