|Submission Date||Aug. 5, 2011|
Raritan Valley Community College
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:
presentations: "Energy Efficiency through Co-Generation", "River Friendly Certification"
The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:
RVCC is a member of New Jersey Higher Education Partnership in Sustainability (NJHEPS).
A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :
RVCC is very close with other New Jersey community colleges, colleges, and universities, and regularly shares information with their facilities and sustainability staff. In October 2011, Princeton University sponsored an energy strategy roundtable for local higher education institutions, in which RVCC and many other local institutions participated. Princeton's Office of Sustainability has been an excellent resource on a number of sustainability projects. In turn, RVCC has had numerous communications with Princeton and other institutions about its cogeneration plant. In October 2012, RVCC will be hosting the annual conference for New Jersey Association of Physical Plant Administrators, at which RVCC's Facilities Director Brian O'Rourke will be speaking about River Friendly certification.
The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available: