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  1. Sustainable Yale Your guide to more sustainable living at the Yale Residential Colleges Begin

  2. This program will help you learn how to occupy your building more sustainably and guide you through the University’s recommended best practices in the areas of: Energy Waste Management Food & Dining Common Areas Travel and Transportation Back • Welcome to the Yale University • Sustainable Yale Program! Next Slide

  3. Let’s Get Started! Back • As a member of the Yale community, your contribution to Yale’s sustainability efforts are essential to the University’s success in achieving the goals of the Yale Sustainability Strategic Plan. You can navigate through the program by clicking on each slide: When you see a bulldog button, click on the bulldog for more information. Click again to hide. Next Slide Click on “Next Slide” to advance, “Home” to choose a new area to explore, or “Back” to go back one slide. Home Back At the end of the program, you will find a list of Helpful Links for your reference. Next Slide

  4. Back Energy Waste & Recycling Travel & Transportation Choose an Area to Explore Common Areas Food & Dining Sustainability in theColleges Helpful Links Finish

  5. Energy Yale's Sustainability Strategic Plan sets a campus-wide goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 10% below 1990 levels by 2020, a 43% reduction from 2005 levels. Home Greenhouse Gas Emissions Next Slide

  6. Back Energy Home Computers and Other Electronics Yale recommends purchasing ENERGY STAR or EPEAT rated electronics when buying new computers and other electronic equipment, which have lower energy requirements than conventional models. To reduce energy use, you can adjust the power management settings on your computer to send your monitor to sleep after 5 to 15 minutes of inactivity. Find out how to change your settings here. • Need help adjusting your default settings? You can take your personal computer to the Technology Troubleshooting Office in Bass Library for IT support. For help with a library computer in your residential college, contact your Student Tech. Next Slide

  7. Back Energy Home Reduce Vampire Power Vampire Power refers to the significant amount of energy wasted by leaving chargers, appliances, and other electronics plugged in when not in use. Americans waste $10 billion of electricity each year due to leaving such appliances plugged in 24/7. • You can reduce vampire power by: • Shutting down your computer at night. • Unplugging chargers (computer, cell phone, etc.) when they are not being used. • Turning on your printer only when you need it, and leaving it unplugged when not in use. • Flipping the “off” switch on surge protectors overnight and during academic breaks. Next Slide

  8. Back Energy Home Reduce Vampire Power Vampire Power refers to the significant amount of energy wasted by leaving chargers, appliances, and other electronics plugged in when not in use. Americans waste $10 billion of electricity each year due to leaving such appliances plugged in 24/7. • You can reduce vampire power by: • Shutting down your computer at night. • Unplugging chargers (computer, cell phone, etc.) when they are not being used. • Turning on your printer only when you need it, and leaving it unplugged when not in use. • Flipping the “off” switch on surge protectors overnight and during academic breaks. • Did you know? Before every winter or spring break, STEP coordinators run the Unplugged campaign to encourage students to unplug their appliances and electronics before leaving town. Be sure to watch for the next Unplugged campaign at your college! Next Slide

  9. Back Energy Home Lighting • Turning off any manually-operated lights when not in use or when daylight is sufficient is a simple but critical energy-saving practice. • If you are the last person to leave a common area, whether in your dorm suite or college common room, don’t forget to turn off the light! • Some common areas are equipped with occupancy sensors that automatically switch off lights when these areas are unoccupied, except where lights are required to remain on for fire code compliance. Next Slide

  10. Back Energy Home Lighting • Turning off any manually-operated lights when not in use or when daylight is sufficient is a simple but critical energy-saving practice. • If you are the last person to leave a common area, whether in your dorm suite or college common room, don’t forget to turn off the light! • Some common areas are equipped with occupancy sensors that automatically switch off lights when these areas are unoccupied, except where lights are required to remain on for fire code compliance. Did you know? Sustainability Education Peers (STEP) is a student-run organization whose goal is to help Yale become a sustainable community.You can learn more here. Next Slide

  11. Back Energy Home Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) • Using compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) uses up to 75% less energy and can last up to 10 times longerthan traditional incandescent lighting. • CFLs cost more money up front to purchase them, but save you money over time because they use less energy and need to be replaced less frequently. In fact, changing one bulb to CFL will save you $50 over the lifetime of the bulb. • CFLs contain a small amount of mercury, which is essential to the light bulb’s efficiency but is dangerous to you and the environment if the bulb breaks. Be sure to follow these safety precautionsin the event a CFL breaks. • Because of the mercury content, do not dispose of CFLs in the trash or recycling. Instead, talk to your STEP Coordinator about Universal Waste collection. Next Slide

  12. Back Energy Home Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) • Using compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) uses up to 75% less energy and can last up to 10 times longerthan traditional incandescent lighting. • CFLs cost more money up front to purchase them, but save you money over time because they use less energy and need to be replaced less frequently. In fact, changing one bulb to CFL will save you $50 over the lifetime of the bulb. • CFLs contain a small amount of mercury, which is essential to the light bulb’s efficiency but is dangerous to you and the environment if the bulb breaks. Be sure to follow these safety precautionsin the event a CFL breaks. • Because of the mercury content, do not dispose of CFLs in the trash or recycling. Instead, talk to your STEP Coordinator about Universal Waste collection. Did you know? Using incandescent bulbs actually results in over 3 times more mercury released in the environment than using CFLs, due to the mercury emitted by coal-fired power plants. Find out more here. Next Slide

  13. Back Energy Home Temperature Management • During cold or hot weather, shutting your windows tightly helps reduce heat or cold from escaping, reducing the amount of energy needed to heat or cool your building. • While it is important to allow natural light into the building during the day, keeping the blinds closed at night will help save energy by keeping the room insulated. • If your room becomes too warm during the winter, turn down your radiator rather than opening your window. Remember, 1 is the coldest setting and 6 is the warmest. • Please be patient! Radiators do not respond instantly and will need several minutes to adjust to a new setting. • If you have a problem with managing the heat in your building, contact your Facilities Superintendentfor assistance. Next Slide

  14. Back Energy Home Temperature Management • During cold or hot weather, shutting your windows tightly helps reduce heat or cold from escaping, reducing the amount of energy needed to heat or cool your building. • While it is important to allow natural light into the building during the day, keeping the blinds closed at night will help save energy by keeping the room insulated. • If your room becomes too warm during the winter, turn down your radiator rather than opening your window. Remember, 1 is the coldest setting and 6 is the warmest. • Please be patient! Radiators do not respond instantly and will need several minutes to adjust to a new setting. • If you have a problem with managing the heat in your building, contact your Facilities Superintendentfor assistance. • Did you know? According to the Department of Energy, buildings consume about 38% of the CO2 emissions and 72% of the electricity produced in the United States. You can track your own building’s energy usage here. Next Slide

  15. Waste & Recycling Yale’s Sustainability Strategic Plan sets a goal to achieve a 25% increase in our campus recycling rate by June 30, 2013. Home Recycling Next Slide

  16. Back Waste & Recycling Home Single Stream Recycling • Yale recycling is single stream! You can recycle all paper, metals, plastics, and glass together – no sorting necessary. • To ensure proper recycling, as well as avoid odors and pests in your college, please be sure to rinse your food containers of any food residue before recycling. • If a recyclable food container, can, or bottle is not rinsed prior to recycling, the item may be discarded at the recycling facility! • If your residential college is missing a recycling bin, please call or email the Central Customer Service Center at (203) 432-6888 or centralcsc@yale.edu. Next Slide

  17. Back Waste & Recycling Home Single Stream Recycling • Yale recycling is single stream! You can recycle all paper, metals, plastics, and glass together – no sorting necessary. • To ensure proper recycling, as well as avoid odors and pests in your college, please be sure to rinse your food containers of any food residue before recycling. • If a recyclable food container, can, or bottle is not rinsed prior to recycling, the item may be discarded at the recycling facility! • If your residential college is missing a recycling bin, please call or email the Central Customer Service Center at (203) 432-6888 or centralcsc@yale.edu. Find out all you need to know about recycling at Yale at http://recycling.yale.edu/. Next Slide

  18. Back Waste & Recycling Home What Paper Can Be Recycled? O.K. to Recycle Many different kinds of paper that you use on a daily or weekly basis can be recycled – such as magazines, milk cartons, envelopes, and sticky notes. No need to worry about paper clips and staples – they can be recycled as well. Cardboard boxes should be flattened and stacked next to a recycling bin for proper recycling. Remember that the following paper items DO NOT go in the recycling bin: • Tissues • Wax paper • Food residue, or food soiled paper such as pizza boxes or used paper plates. Next Slide

  19. Back Waste & Recycling Home What Plastic, Glass, and Metals Can Be Recycled? O.K. to Recycle All plastics (except plastic wrap) can be recycled – and Solo cups too! Lids can be recycled as well, but must be removed from their containers first. Remember that the following items DO NOT go in the recycling bin: • Styrofoam • Plastic wraps or plastic bags • Light bulbs (including CFLs) • Food residue (remember to rinse!) • Ceramics Because styrofoam is not recyclable, please be sure to remove it from your shipping boxes before recycling them. (Andbreak down your boxes, too!) You can often donate your styrofoam packaging peanuts for reuse by bringing them into the post office. Next Slide

  20. Back Waste & Recycling Yale’s Sustainability Strategic Plan sets a goal to achieve a 25% reduction in the purchase of copy paper for printing and copying by June 2013. Home Paper Purchasing Next Slide

  21. Back Waste & Recycling Home Reduce Paper Consumption • If you stacked all the reams of paper consumed by Yale in one year, the stack would reach 30,415 ft. That’s taller than Mount Everest! • We could reach our goal to consume 25% less paper by June 2013 if each person at Yale used just 2 pages less per day. • By reaching this goal we would save approximately 3,500 trees, equivalent to a forest area twice the size of Old Campus. • Find out more interesting facts about paper consumption and waste management at Yale. Next Slide

  22. Back Waste & Recycling Home Purchase Recycled Paper Yale has a university-wide policy to purchase printing and copy paper with a minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled content, and you should too! What difference does purchasing recycled paper make? • For every ton of 30% recycled-content paper used at Yale instead of virgin paper: • 7 trees • 632 lbs. of CO2 • 2,625 gallons of water • ...and if we use 100% recycled-content paper instead of virgin paper: • 24 trees • 2,108 lbs. of CO2 • 8,750 gallons of water Next Slide

  23. Back Waste & Recycling Home Printing Suggestions to Reduce Waste • Print double-sided (duplex setting). • Print 2-up (two reduced sized pages per sheet of paper). • Read on-screen instead of printing a hard copy. • When making photocopies, convert 1-sided pages to 2-sided copies, as pictured. • When printing documents, try using EcoFont, which uses up to 25% less ink than conventional fonts. Click here to download EcoFont for free. • You can also save ink by selecting draft quality when suitable. Next Slide

  24. Back Waste & Recycling Home Printing Suggestions to Reduce Waste • Print double-sided (duplex setting). • Print 2-up (two reduced sized pages per sheet of paper). • Read on-screen instead of printing a hard copy. • When making photocopies, convert 1-sided pages to 2-sided copies, as pictured. • When printing documents, try using EcoFont, which uses up to 25% less ink than conventional fonts. Click here to download EcoFont for free. • You can also save ink by selecting draft quality when suitable. Did you know? Many manufacturers offer prepaid return labels for recycling used ink cartridges. Before throwing your used cartridge away, check to see if you can mail it back to the manufacturer for free. Next Slide

  25. Back Waste & Recycling Yale’s Sustainability Strategic Plan sets a goal to reduce the amount of waste Yale generates by 25% by June 30, 2013. Home Waste Reduction Next Slide

  26. Back Waste & Recycling Home Universal Waste • Universal waste includes compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), computers, electronics, chargers, and non-alkaline batteries. • All universal waste should be disposed of through the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Universal waste pickups can be scheduled online here and occur weekly . Contact your STEP coordinator who can assist you. • Alkaline batteries can be disposed of in the normal trash or collected by EHS. However, other batteries such as lead acid, lithium, rechargeable and button batteries are universal waste and each battery MUST be stored separately in a plastic bag or taped with electrical tape on each end, prior to pickup by EHS. Next Slide

  27. Back Waste & Recycling Home Universal Waste • Universal waste includes compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), computers, electronics, chargers, and non-alkaline batteries. • All universal waste should be disposed of through the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Universal waste pickups can be requested online here and occur weekly. Contact your STEP coordinator who can assist you . • Alkaline batteries can be disposed of in the normal trash or collected by EHS. However, other batteries such as lead acid, lithium, rechargeable and button batteries are universal waste and each battery MUST be stored separately in a plastic bag or taped with electrical tape on each end, prior to pickup by EHS. Did you know? On average, Yale Environmental Health and Safety recycles approximately 200,000 lbs of used electronics each year. Find out more about how Yale Environmental Health and Safety is helping with campus sustainability. Next Slide

  28. Travel & Transportation Home Getting Around New Haven • Living car-free in New Haven is easy with so many shops and restaurants within walking and biking distance from campus. Find out how to best navigate New Haven car free. • On Wednesday nights Stop & Shop offers a free shuttle to their grocery store for Yale students and employees. Click here for route and schedule information. • To learn about the Yale Shuttle lines, including real-time shuttle locations, click here. • Real time shuttle locations can also be viewed on your phone by installing a mobile app. Next Slide

  29. Travel & Transportation Home Getting Around New Haven • Living car-free in New Haven is easy with so many shops and restaurants within walking and biking distance from campus. Find out how to best navigate New Haven car free. • On Wednesday nights Stop & Shop offers a free shuttle to their grocery store for Yale students and employees. Click here for route and schedule information. • To learn about the Yale Shuttle lines, including real-time shuttle locations, click here. • Real time shuttle locations can also be viewed on your phone by installing a mobile app. Do you have street smarts? Learn how to safely navigate pedestrians, bicycles, and cars with this helpful Smart Streets safety guide. You can also visit the Transportation Options website for more information. Next Slide

  30. Back Travel & Transportation Home Take a Zipcar • If walking, biking, or taking a Yale Shuttle is not an option, try using one of over 30 Zipcars available to Yale students, faculty, and staff. • Zipcars are ideal for short trips and errands out of reach of the Yale Shuttle, and eliminate your need to have a car on campus. • Yale has partnered with Zipcar to offer Yale students and staff yearly discounted memberships. Find out more or go directly to Zipcar to sign up. Next Slide

  31. Back Travel & Transportation Home Take a Zipcar • If walking, biking, or taking a Yale Shuttle is not an option, try using one of over 30 Zipcars available to Yale students, faculty, and staff. • Zipcars are ideal for short trips and errands out of reach of the Yale Shuttle, and eliminate your need to have a car on campus. • Yale has partnered with Zipcar to offer Yale students and staff yearly discounted memberships. Find out more or go directly to Zipcar to sign up. Did you know? AAA estimates that it costs $5,861 - $12,598 to own and operate your car annually. Sharing a car or having fewer cars per family would save you thousands of dollars per year. Next Slide

  32. Back Travel & Transportation Home Traveling Home • When we think about our carbon footprints, we often forget about the significant emissions resulting from air travel. Your carbon footprint is not just on the ground, but in the air too! • If your hometown is reachable by train, consider taking the train for visits home rather than booking a flight or driving. With Amtrak, you can skip the trek to the airport, I-95 or I-91 traffic, and tickets are fully refundable. You can calculate the carbon emissions from your next flightor road trip with the Yale Community Carbon Fund Calculator– and learn what you can do to help offset your travel. Next Slide

  33. Back Travel & Transportation Home Traveling Home • When we think about our carbon footprints, we often forget about the significant emissions resulting from air travel. Your carbon footprint is not just on the ground, but in the air too! • If your hometown is reachable by train, consider taking the train for visits home rather than booking a flight or driving. With Amtrak, you can skip the trek to the airport, I-95 or I-91 traffic, and tickets are fully refundable. You can calculate the carbon emissions from your next flightor road trip with the Yale Community Carbon Fund Calculator– and learn what you can do to help offset your travel. Did you know? A flight from Connecticut to Argentina emits 4,180 pounds of CO2. That is almost 10% of the average American’s annual carbon emissions. Find out more here. Next Slide

  34. Common Areas Home Cooking and Cleaning • On your way to the buttery? You can cut down on waste by bringing reusable dishes, thermoses, utensils, and napkins with you to the buttery, rather than using disposable goods. • How many paper napkins or paper towels do you use every day? Using reusable goods – like sponges for cleaning and cloth napkins for eating –saves trees and significantly reduces the amount of waste you personally generate. • When purchasing necessary paper goods, such as facial tissues and bath tissue paper, look for products made from 100% recycled material. • When buying cleaning supplies, look for products that are biodegradable, non-toxic, and non-petroleum based. Next Slide

  35. Common Areas Home Cooking and Cleaning • On your way to the buttery? You can cut down on waste by bringing reusable dishes, thermoses, utensils, and napkins with you to the buttery, rather than using disposable goods. • How many paper napkins or paper towels do you use every day? Using reusable goods – like sponges for cleaning and cloth napkins for eating –saves trees and significantly reduces the amount of waste you personally generate. • When purchasing necessary paper goods, such as facial tissues and bath tissue paper, look for products made from 100% recycled material. • When buying cleaning supplies, look for products that are biodegradable, non-toxic, and non-petroleum based. Did you know? Green cleaning products are easy to find! Common brands include Seventh Generation, Biokleen, and Mrs. Meyers Clean Day. Next Slide

  36. Back Common Areas Home Green Cleaning at Yale • Yale’s Green Cleaning Program incorporates environmentally benign cleaning products with appropriate equipment, tools, and procedures that limit environmental and human health impacts. The green cleaning program embraces the cleaning process in its entirety and includes an emphasis on education and training of workers. • Whenever possible, Yale uses Green Seal certified or Green Seal recommended products. If such a product is not available, Yale selects a product that is environmentally friendly and safe, as determined by Yale Environmental Health and Safety. • Yale continually strives to improve the health and safety of its students and workers while simultaneously reducing its environmental impact. • Find out more about Yale’s Green Cleaning Program here. Next Slide

  37. Back Common Areas Home Laundry • When doing laundry, be sure to run only full loads of laundry to avoid wasting water (and quarters!). • Wash your clothing on the cold cycle, or use the warm cycle for heavily soiled clothing. Avoid using the hot cycle, which uses a significant amount of energy to heat the water. • To avoid unnecessary rinse cycles, only use two tablespoons of detergent. Look for detergent that is plant-based, biodegradable, and phosphate-free. • Hang drying your clothes saves energy (and quarters!) and will also maintain your clothes in better condition than putting them in the dryer. Next Slide

  38. Back Common Areas Home Laundry • When doing laundry, be sure to run only full loads of laundry to avoid wasting water (and quarters!). • Wash your clothing on the cold cycle, or use the warm cycle for heavily soiled clothing. Avoid using the hot cycle, which uses a significant amount of energy to heat the water. • To avoid unnecessary rinse cycles, only use two tablespoons of detergent. Look for detergent that is plant-based, biodegradable, and phosphate-free. • Hang drying your clothes saves energy (and quarters!) and will also maintain your clothes in better condition than putting them in the dryer. Did you know? A dirty lint screen can reduce a clothes dryer’s efficiency by 30%. If you must use the dryer, clean the lint screen before EACH load. Next Slide

  39. Back Common Areas Home Reuse Ideas • Have you tried out the Eli Exchange? Donate your old clothing to the Eli Exchange – or swap them for some new clothes! You can bring unwanted clothing, shoes, or miscellaneous items like books. Just make sure whatever you bring is clean and in usable condition! (And leave your old socks and underwear at home). • Does your college library have a Pen Pail? Instead of throwing away old pens and pencils, put them to good use by donating them to TerraCycle™, which collects old writing instruments for recycling or reuse. To receive a Pen Pail, ask your STEP coordinator to request one from the Sustainability Office. Next Slide

  40. Food & Dining Home Trayless Dining Why Go Trayless? Trayless Dining significantly reduces unnecessary food and water waste: • Regardless of how messy a returned tray is, each used tray gets put in a dishwasher, which uses 1/3 of a gallon of water per tray, on average. • In some dining halls, the dishwashers can only fit 3 trays, so the dishwashers need to be run multiple times to clean all the trays. In these cases, the trays require much more than 1/3 of a gallon of water each. • Large trays encourage diners to fill up their trays on their first trip, rather than taking the amount of food they need. Although it varies between dining halls, waste from trays is up to 150% the trayless waste (per person!). This means that people are taking more food on their trays than they end up eating. Next Slide

  41. Food & Dining Home Trayless Dining Why Go Trayless? Trayless Dining significantly reduces unnecessary food and water waste: • Regardless of how messy a returned tray is, each used tray gets put in a dishwasher, which uses 1/3 of a gallon of water per tray, on average. • In some dining halls, the dishwashers can only fit 3 trays, so the dishwashers need to be run multiple times to clean all the trays. In these cases, the trays require much more than 1/3 of a gallon of water each. • Large trays encourage diners to fill up their trays on their first trip, rather than taking the amount of food they need. Although it varies between dining halls, waste from trays is up to 150% the trayless waste (per person!). This means that people are taking more food on their trays than they end up eating. • Did you know? Your food choices impact your water usage as well. Skipping meat just one day a week saves 3,700 gallons of water per person each week. That’s enough to fill 12 hot tubs! Next Slide

  42. Back Food & Dining Home Composting • All dining halls at Yale compost food waste! • Uneaten food waste is collected in a 65-gallon bin.  For pick-up, the food is transferred to corn-starch bags which are placed outside the dining halls.  Then, 6 days a week, Yale picks up these bags and transports them to a composting facility in Connecticut. • The end result is nutrient-rich soil that is sold to compost retailers.  Instead of being burned, your food waste is turned back into a useful soil product. Next Slide

  43. Back Food & Dining Home Composting • All dining halls at Yale compost food waste! • Uneaten food waste is collected in a 65-gallon bin.  For pick-up, the food is transferred to corn-starch bags which are placed outside the dining halls.  Then, 6 days a week, Yale picks up these bags and transports them to a composting facility in Connecticut. • The end result is nutrient-rich soil that is sold to compost retailers.  Instead of being burned, your food waste is turned back into a useful soil product. Did you know? Yale delivers approximately 70 tons of food waste per month, on average, to be composted. Next Slide

  44. Back Food & Dining Home Water Conservation • Consider these facts: • It takes three liters of water to produce one liter of bottled water. • The energy required to produce and transport one bottle of water can be as high as the equivalent of filling a plastic bottle 1/4 full of oil. • Rather than purchasing bottled water, carry a reusable water bottle with you during the day and refill it at drinking fountains or refillable water stations. This will help the planet AND save you money! • When buying a reusable water bottle, look for BPA-free products to reduce your exposure to chemicals found in plastics. Next Slide

  45. Back Food & Dining Home Water Conservation • Consider these facts: • It takes three liters of water to produce one liter of bottled water. • The energy required to produce and transport one bottle of water can be as high as the equivalent of filling a plastic bottle 1/4 full of oil. • Rather than purchasing bottled water, carry a reusable water bottle with you during the day and refill it at drinking fountains or refillable water stations. This will help the planet AND save you money! • When buying a reusable water bottle, look for BPA-free products to reduce your exposure to chemicals found in plastics. Did you know? New Haven tap water is perfectly safe. In fact, studies nationwide have consistently shown that tap water, which is strictly regulated by federal water quality standards, is just as safe as bottled water – if not more so. Next Slide

  46. Sustainability in the Yale Colleges Home Click on Your College to Learn More Calhoun Davenport Berkeley Branford Jonathan Edwards Ezra Stiles Pierson Morse Timothy Dwight Silliman Trumbull Saybrook

  47. Back Berkeley College Home Building Construction & Renovation • Berkeley College was constructed between 1933-1934 and was designed by James Gamble Rogers (Class of 1889). • Berkeley College was completely renovated in 1999. Though the university had not yet formulated its Sustainable Design Requirements at that time, the renovations incorporated many sustainable features: • Renewed the external building envelope to improve thermal efficiency, while still preserving the historic stone façade. • Replaced and augmented attic insulation, further improving the building’s thermal efficiency. • Reused existing wood flooring and wooden doors, and much of the existing roof slate. Next Slide

  48. Back Berkeley College Home Building Construction & Renovation • Additional sustainable design features include: • Natural fiber carpets were installed and low- VOC materials were used wherever possible. • Natural light exposure was improved through new insulated skylights and light wells, reducing the need for electric lighting. • Each residential college has two STEP (Sustainability Education Peers) coordinators to answer any questions you have about living sustainably at Yale. • Click here to get in touch with your STEP coordinators! Next Slide

  49. Back Branford College Home Building Construction & Renovation • Branford College was constructed between 1917 and 1922 and was designed by James Gamble Rogers (Class of 1889). • Branford was completely renovated in 1998. Though the university had not yet formulated its Sustainable Design Requirements at that time, the renovations incorporated many sustainable features: • Installed variable speed drives and controls on hot water heating pumps to conserve energy. • The basement floor was lowered to create room for program areas, barring the need for a larger building footprint. • Premium efficiency motors were installed on pumps and fans, making them less energy intensive. • Separate heating hot water systems for residential and kitchens areas allow scheduled operation setbacks. Next Slide

  50. Back Branford College Home Building Construction & Renovation • Additional sustainable design features include: • Energy efficient lights and ballasts • Light controls such as dimmers and occupancy sensors • Water-saving plumbing fixtures • Each residential college has two STEP (Sustainability Education Peers) coordinators to answer any questions you have about living sustainably at Yale. • Click here to get in touch with your STEP coordinators! Next Slide