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How Green is our College?. What do you want to know about Sustainability at Miramar College? Please use index cards to write your questions for our Sustainability panel. Sustainability: Facilities. LEED Certification for Buildings.

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How green is our college
HowGreenis our College?

What do you want to know about Sustainability at Miramar College?

Please use index cards to write your questions for our Sustainability panel



Leed certification for buildings
LEED Certification for Buildings

Since 2006-07 the district has pursued LEED certification for its new facilities


Leed leadership in energy and environmental design
LEED - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

  • Administered by the U.S. Green Building Council

  • Benchmark for design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings


Leed leadership in energy and environmental design1
LEED - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

  • Achieving this goal does present budgetary considerations

  • Results in “green” benefits at each stage of the building process



Miramar Facilities

Master Plan

Phase One:

“Develop Environmental Preserve and Signage”

Vernal pools at Black Mtn Road and Hillery Drive


What is a vernal pool
What is aVernal Pool?

  • Depression that collects seasonal rainwater, bringing dormant plants and animals to life

  • Beneath is layer of hardpan soil – in our case from Cretaceous period (65 – 1.8 mya)

Miramar College

CA Central Valley


What s the big deal about vernal pools
What’s the big deal about vernal pools?

  • A threatened wetlands ecosystem

  • Contains endangered species


Branchinecta sandiegonensis
Branchinecta sandiegonensis

San Diego Fairy Shrimp


Adult fairy shrimp
Adult Fairy Shrimp

Conservation

Education


Miramar Facilities

Master Plan

Phase Two:

“Greenhouses and Biological Pond”


Greenhouse linked to science curriculum
Greenhouselinked to Science Curriculum



Farm stand survey
Farm Stand Survey

  • Developed by Miramar College AS Food & Culture Club

  • Question: Would you buy produce from a farm stand

    on campus?


Farm stand survey1
Farm Stand Survey

  • Results: Within 48 hours, 92 respondents said “Yes.”

  • Best time for the stand: Tuesdays, 12-3 PM



What is recyclable
What is RECYCLABLE?

  • Please use our blue recycling bins for recycling only.

  • Trash goes only in trash cans!

  • Please empty liquids from bottles & cans.



What is recyclable2
What is RECYCLABLE?

CRV

CA Redemption Value

CA Refund


What is not recyclable
What is NOT RECYCLABLE?






Alternative fuels electric hybrid technologies
Alternative FuelsElectric/Hybrid Technologies

Hydrogen Fuel Cell


Wind generation
Wind Generation

Wind Farm


Photovoltaic
Photovoltaic

Solar Array


Environmental sustainability task force meetings 4th tuesdays 1 2 pm in t 101
Environmental Sustainability Task ForceMeetings: 4th Tuesdays, 1-2 pm in T-101


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