Sustainability

Facilities Department Initiatives

Nazareth College has been aggressive in its energy management, including these green initiatives:

  • Energy-efficient motors, lights, and replaced boilers, and chillers are used on campus.
  • Peckham Hall is the first LEED certified building in Pittsford and has promoted environmentally responsible choices that include green construction materials, reduced carbon dioxide emissions and energy efficiency, water efficient landscaping, and a healthy internal work environment.  The 74,000 square foot building was designed by Burt Hill and SWBR Architects.   It has met the U.S. Green Building Council LEED silver rating. 
  • Variable-speed motor drives are used to slow the motors to match the speed needed for the load, saving energy at the slower speeds.
  • Computerized energy management systems lower/raise temperatures and turn air-moving equipment on and off based on the occupancy of designated spaces.
  • Campus lighting has been converted to LED in the Gym, Theater, sidewalks, parking lots, roadways and other campus locations.
  • Low-flow toilets, sinks, and shower faucets dispense fewer gallons of water.
  • Campus residence halls and some academic buildings have low occupancy during the month of December, allowing lower temperature settings and reduced energy.
  • We recycle single stream #1-7 all items can be mixed together. One ton of paper made from recycled scrap saves 4,100 kilowatt hours of energy; recycling one ton of glass saves the energy equivalent of 10 gallons of oil.
  • Insulation, windows, and doors were upgraded to reduce the need for energy.
  • Our housekeeping staff uses cleaning products that are environmentally safe.
  • The Facilities Department currently operates a green fleet, including four fully electric cars and two electric golf carts.
  • Meters on all dormitories and Peckham Hall are tracking energy usage.
  • Four car charging stations have been installed on campus. 
New Initiatives

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