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Fairfield University’s first Campus Sustainability Plan is the collaborative work of faculty, students, and staff. 该计划为目前正在进行的无数可持续发展倡议和活动提供了指导和明确的重点, or have been planned for the future of our campus environment.
Please direct all comments to David Frassinelli, Chair of the Campus Sustainability Committee, at email@example.com.
Campus Sustainability Committee (CSC)
Fairfield's Campus Sustainability Committee (CSC), comprised of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, 负责帮助制定大学的目标和评估其在可持续发展方面的进展. Born out of the Climate Commitment, CSC在学年期间每月举行一次会议，讨论与可持续发展有关的大学项目和政策. In addition, CSC协助促进和传达个人的努力，以促进部门间的合作.
The results for Fairfield have led to a number of awards and recognitions and press releases. A strong green movement on campus is taking shape, with an array of campus green projects, including:
- Construction of the Fairfield Jesuit Community Center, complete with Earth-friendly components such as a geo-thermal heating and cooling, a green roof, and recycled content from structural steel to carpets
- Water-conserving plumbing that includes 506 Flushometers, 783 toilets, 231 urinals, and 545 showerheads across campus
- Exchanging incandescent bulbs in dorms for compact spiral fluorescents
- 7,700 lighting fixtures that are outfitted with energy-efficient lamps and electronic starters, and another 800 LED exit signs
- Switching to 100% green cleaning products
- Using pervious pavement instead of impervious pavement in the Quick Center parking lot
- Removal of trays in the dining hall which results in a significant reduction of waste stream
- Converting HPS and metal halide lighting to LED "cutoff" fixtures
Fairfield's Green Awards
Sierra Magazine's "Cool Schools"
大发体育Dafabet被《大发体育Dafabet》杂志秋季刊列入2010年“酷学校”名单, a publication of the Sierra Club - the oldest, 全国最大和最具影响力的基层环境组织，提供全国致力于可持续发展项目的学院和大学的概况.
2010 Energy Star Combined Heat and Power Award
Food Waste Diversion
In August 2019, 大发体育Dafabet开始从塔利餐饮服务和餐饮业务中转移所有食物浪费. The University has already diverted over 30,000 pounds of food waste from incineration and instead turned it into renewable energy and compost. This accomplishment is the result of a partnership with Blue Earth Compost - a residential, commercial, and event food scrap collection company based in Hartford. 该公司已经为康涅狄格州的商业客户提供了四年多的服务，并且很高兴大发体育Dafabet与之签约.
All of Fairfield University’s food scraps are now going to Quantum Biopower, an anaerobic digester in Southington. 昆腾公司将废料分解后产生的沼气转化为可再生能源，供700户家庭使用. When this process is finished, the scraps are turned into nutrient rich compost that can be used to grow more plants and food.
Fairfield University’s Assistant Vice President, Jim Fitzpatrick is excited about this new initiative.
According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, food waste makes up 8 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions. If food waste were a country, it would produce the third most greenhouse gas emissions behind only the United States and China. In Connecticut alone, more than 650,000 tons of compostable material is incinerated every year.
Combined Heat And Power Plant (CHP)
In 2007, Fairfield built its cost-effective, 校园内的热电联产电厂(CHP)为大多数建筑物提供电力. 热电联产系统需要的燃料比典型的现场热发电和购买的电力大约少22%, according to the EPA. Based on this comparison, the CHP system effectively reduces CO2 emissions by an estimated 7,400 tons per year. This reduction is equivalent to the annual emissions from more than 1,200 passenger vehicles.
dafa888的热电联产生产了近95%的校园所需电力，并生产了高达66%的学校高温热水供暖和制冷供应, according to the EPA. The recovery and utilization of otherwise wasted heat from the 4.6 MW Solar Turbine has led to an estimated annual savings of $2.2 million.
The $9.5 million project was done in collaboration with United Technologies Carrier. The United Illuminating Company gave Fairfield a $2.3 million grant for the project, 源于康涅狄格州客户端分布式发电资源项目的资本拨款.
美国环境保护署授予该大学2010年能源之星热电联产奖，以表彰其能源智能热电联产, which is helping to considerably reduce emissions and demand on the region's electric grid.
Jesuit Community Center
In 2009, dafa888完成了耶稣会社区的环保家园和精神指导的聚会场所的建设, retreats, meetings and entertaining. The Jesuit Community Center boasts many energy-saving features, including a sod roof, with grass over the main portion of the house, that filters storm water, reduces heat loss, and keeps the building cool in the summer. The large windows in the house direct sunlight onto the dark concrete floors, using solar energy to radiate warmth through the interior. In addition, many recycled materials were used for the building's surfaces. Interior and exterior walls are also well insulated, saving energy, but also preserving a quiet atmosphere appropriate for contemplation.
新中心最引人注目的节能方面是“闭环”地热供暖系统, 它在冬天提供热量，在夏天根据地表以下400英尺的地球自然稳定的温度为建筑物降温. 15 "wells" have been drilled around the building, 每口井里都有管道，通过一个闭环网络相互连接，管道里装满了水和无毒防冻溶液的混合物. 房子里的水泵把液体从房子里推出来，流到井里的管道里，然后液体再循环回到房子里.
In New England, 400英尺深处的地球温度稳定在50到60华氏度之间. 建筑内的热泵利用回路内液体与环境外部空气温度之间的温差，在冬季产生热量，在夏季制冷.
LEED The Way
Fairfield now builds facilities with an eye to energy efficiency, recycling, and high marks from Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), a rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council that promotes responsible building practices. The Kelley Center, for instance, features carpet tiles, access flooring, structural steel, and ceiling tiles made from recycled materials. The windows, up-lighting, and under-floor air system ensure lower energy use and healthy breathing.
As part of the President's climate commitment, Fairfield University has been designing and building new facilities to the LEED silver standard. 这个价值6000万美元的住宅项目就是这样，它包含了额外的绿色屋顶, energy efficient design, and building dashboards.
Fixtures & Appliances
OVF 30 Regenerative Converter
大发体育Dafabet(Fairfield University)在一所宿舍楼的电梯里安装了一台ovf30再生转换器，可以产生“清洁能源”.' Part of a pilot project, it was the first campus elevator to be retrofitted with the device. Upon completion, the revamped elevator, located in Loyola Hall, generates about 20% to 30% of its own electricity through mechanical braking energy. Better yet, 利用之前被浪费和以热量形式散发的再生能源，电梯能耗降低了20%.
The OVF 30 Regenerative Converter, which has a small footprint, can lead to heat emissions from elevator machine rooms being reduced by as much as 40%. By placing the created energy back into the building, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning demands are also reduced. The University also received a rebate in the amount of $4,125 from a UI rebate program for installing the environmentally-friendly technology.
大发体育Dafabet采用高效节能的LED照明作为替代外部照明的标准灯具. The first application of LED lighting was the expansion and upgrades to the Quick Center Lot. 现有的250瓦高压钠(HPS)装置被94瓦“切断”装置所取代. “切断”功能将光线引导到地面上，以实现每平方英尺大约一英尺的蜡烛. This feature greatly reduces night sky glare commonly referred to as light pollution. In addition to saving significant electrical consumption, the LED fixtures have a life span of 70,000 hours compared to 25,000 hours for conventional fixtures. Fairfield has also replaced HPS wall sconces with LED lights at all of the quad residences.
Laundry Equipment Replacement
All washers and dryers for student use were replaced in September, 2010 with Energy Star products. Since the beginning of the fall semester 2010, it is estimated that over 449K gallons of water have been saved. For more information, go to laundryview.com.