Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.41
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date April 14, 2015
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Raritan Valley Community College
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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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: "Sustainability on a Budget", "Energy Efficiency through Co-Generation", "River Friendly Certification"

The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international 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. Facilities Director Brian O'Rourke served as President of NJAPPA, an organization for facilities managers in higher education. At the Eastern Region conference (ERAPPA) in September 2014, Mr. O'Rourke and Sustainability Coordinator Sue Dorward presented "Sustainability on a Budget", describing sustainability initiatives on campus. NJHEPS awarded RVCC with its 2014 Campus Sustainability Award, in recognition of its new LEED Gold-designed student center and its extensive Earth Week program. 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.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

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