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2013 Year in Review: Environmental Initiatives

TC continues to reduce its carbon footprint since implementing its Sustainability Commitment in 2010.
TC continues to reduce its carbon footprint since implementing its Sustainability Commitment in 2010.

EXPANDED USE OF GREEN CLEANING CHEMICALS
The use of green cleaning chemicals – free of bleach, dyes or ammonia and meeting the Green Seal Standard – expands to include the residence halls as well as academic buildings.

MODERNIZING TC’S HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS
TC’s modernized controls for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems and components now automatically shut fans and other devices via pre-programmed temperature settings. The controls heat and cool discrete building areas.

INCREASING TC’S RATE OF RECYCLING
TC increases its recycling rate to 60 percent, targeting 75 percent in 2014. Whittier hall begins single-stream recycling in September 2013, with new residence hall to follow in January 2014.


Published Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

2013 Year in Review: Environmental Initiatives

TC continues to reduce its carbon footprint since implementing its Sustainability Commitment in 2010.

EXPANDED USE OF GREEN CLEANING CHEMICALS
The use of green cleaning chemicals – free of bleach, dyes or ammonia and meeting the Green Seal Standard – expands to include the residence halls as well as academic buildings.

MODERNIZING TC’S HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS
TC’s modernized controls for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems and components now automatically shut fans and other devices via pre-programmed temperature settings. The controls heat and cool discrete building areas.

INCREASING TC’S RATE OF RECYCLING
TC increases its recycling rate to 60 percent, targeting 75 percent in 2014. Whittier hall begins single-stream recycling in September 2013, with new residence hall to follow in January 2014.


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