Saturday, January 21, 2017

Saint Augustine’s College

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Saint Augustine’s College

School details:
Full-time enrollment: 1,750
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina


  • Saint Augustine is working on a formal sustainability plan.
  • The college has signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.

Green Building

  • Energy efficiency technologies include LED lighting in exit signs, motion sensors to shut off lights, energy management systems in classroom buildings, and variable speed drives.
  • The college is replacing all incandescent bulbs with fluorescent.
  • To conserve water, low-flow faucets, showerheads, and toilets have been installed, and the college regularly fixes leaks.
  • Non-potable water is used on campus.

Climate Change & Energy

  • Building systems are regularly tuned up to increase efficiency, and the library’s chillers are being updated.
  • The college has implemented temperature setbacks.
  • To encourage campus users to reduce their energy use, rebate programs are offered for inefficient appliances.
  • The school is exploring the idea of generating renewable energy on campus.


  • Traditional materials recycled on campus include aluminum, cardboard, and paper.
  • The college also recycles its used batteries, computers, ballasts, and printer cartridges. It has purchased a bulb eater to recycle old light bulbs.


  • The dining halls feature local foods.
  • Food is grown in an on-campus garden.
  • Trays have been removed from dining areas to save water and energy and reduce food waste.

Student Involvement

  • Members of the Science Club are working on a campus recycling program and looking into methods of capturing rainwater for reuse in gardening.


  • The college’s master plan calls for a pedestrian-friendly campus core with no cars.
  • Freshmen are not allowed to bring cars to campus, and all students are charged for parking.
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