At this year’s annual meeting of the National Association of College and University Business Officers, CCBC was one of six colleges/universities to earn a 2016 NACUBO Innovation Award for its college-wide sustainability endeavors. Additionally, the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission named CCBC a 2016 Maryland Sustainable Growth Award: Leadership & Service recipient.
CCBC sustainability efforts include:
- Installing 43 solar canopies across the three campuses, projected to save the college $4-6 million over the next 20 years thanks to an agreement with Constellation Energy.
- Participating in EnerNoc’s Demand Response Program, which helps conserve energy during code-red emergencies and has netted CCBC approximately $261,000 over a two-year period.
- Installing energy-efficient lights and mechanical equipment which has saved the college more than $168,000 through the Baltimore Gas and Electric Smart Energy Savers Program.
- Adopting single-stream recycling that has increased recycling material by 86 percent at the college over the past three years.
- Developing campus community gardens with the assistance of employees, students and CCBC’s on-campus food service vendor, Sodexo.
- Achieving Silver LEED status for all new construction. CCBC now has three new buildings with that status: the Library and the Mathematics and Science Hall at CCBC Catonsville and CCBC Owings Mills at Metro Center.