Academic institutions provide students and faculty with a wide range of services including academic facilities, dining services, healthcare facilities, security services and housing. By putting environmental initiatives for energy and resource management into action, these institutions have the opportunity to minimize their environmental impact, reduce the cost of operations and educate their students on sustainability.
Starting a sustainability conversation on campuses
More than just encouraging environmentally-friendly practices, academic institutions have the unique ability to lead by example when discussing sustainability. Through implementing green initiatives and demonstrating steps and strategies to live a more sustainable lifestyle, these institutions have the ability to reduce their environmental impact while bringing this important conversation to the forefront of their student’s minds.
Efficient, reliable and flexible campus utilities
Many education campuses today have central utility plants which use highly efficient combined heat and power technologies. In addition, campuses are looking to further enhance the sustainability and reliability of their systems by incorporating renewable energy technologies or microgrids. We work side by side with our academia customers as both a trusted implementation provider and long-term operations partner.
Serving today’s students and planning for future generations
Despite the growth in the number of students enrolled in school and the need to accommodate for this influx of students, academic institutions are often still pressed with the challenge of budget cuts and skyrocketing tuition prices. Effective waste and energy management including the implementation of combined heat and power and submetering systems can help alleviate pressure on tight budgets and minimize energy usage and environmental footprint as these institutions continue to grow.
Minimizing the impact of waste
The proper disposal of waste is an important aspect of sustainable living. On school campuses, waste varies from hazardous and electronic waste produced in research facilities to recyclables produced in the everyday life of students. By closely monitoring, sorting and safely disposing of laboratory waste and increasing recycling, academic institutions are able to divert more waste from landfills and improve their overall efficiency.
The estimated energy savings achieved by just changing the behavior of students, teachers and school staff once they are aware of sustainable practices is 10%.
Our solutions for academia
Lamps, Ballast and Lighting Components Recycling
Medical Waste Disposal
Prepaid Recycling and Disposal
Lab Chemical Solutions
Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management
Reactive Chemicals Management
Lab & Equipment Decontamination
High-Hazard Chemicals Management
Data Management with CIMS Online Services
Hazardous Waste Transportation
Emergency Spill Response
Energy from Waste