Source: NYSERDA The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today commended Fordham University for obtaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED®) Gold designation from the U.S. Green Building Council. The recently constructed Rose Hill Dormitories in the Bronx are two, 83,500 square-foot buildings with multiple stories. Each dormitory was designed to optimize energy usage and performance and constructed according to environmentally sustainable building practices. Fordham University obtained this recognition in part because of energy-efficient, green building measures that were supported by nearly $555,000 of NYSERDA incentives. This funding will help the University reduce energy costs by $174,000 annually with new high performance lighting and occupancy controls, high efficiency chillers and boilers, a heat recovery system and various other energy efficiency measures.
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Sustainability isn’t just a catchword for National Geographic employees. With the help of employees across all divisions, our headquarters in Washington, D.C. keeps more than 60 percent of all its waste out of landfills. Changes to the way we manage our facilities and replacement of our older and outdated equipment have led to an energy savings of $500,000 in 2009, compared to our energy use in 1997. We know we can still do better, but there’s no denying the progress we’ve made. Recycling & Composting At National Geographic headquarters, recycling and composting programs are ever expanding and keep more than 60 percent of our waste out of landfills. Besides the usual paper recycling and glass, metal, and plastic container recycling available in good green businesses, National Geographic also composts. Bathroom paper waste is all composted, and throughout the building complex, employees are able to compost their lunch leftovers as well as the cafeteria's special compostable takeaway containers, cups, and straws. Our HQ recycling program also includes batteries, cell phones, videos and DVDs, packing peanuts, toner cartridges, metal, plant materials, and most building and office supplies.