Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.94
Liaison Bert Jacobson
Submission Date Feb. 3, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Kankakee Community College
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Bert Jacobson
Dean, Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Solar Power Packet

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

One hour Solar Power Hours that bring together KCC faculty, Midwest Renewable Energy Association experts, local solar installers, local banks and credit unions, solar industry equipment manufacturers, and other solar experts. These experts present to community residents, business and industry the current facts about solar photovoltaic energy, why solar is the most affordable ever, and how they can go about installing solar on their homes and businesses.

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

KCC has held about a dozen Solar Power Hours around the state of Illinois, for different community college districts, and have drawn crowds of 25 to 80 participants. There have been solar installations as a result of this program and awareness of solar photovoltaic options has increased in each of the communities where the program was presented.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum ---
Research ---
Campus Engagement ---
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate ---
Buildings Yes
Dining Services ---
Energy Yes
Grounds ---
Purchasing ---
Transportation ---
Waste ---
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Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work ---
Investment Yes

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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