Saint Mary's has installed energy monitors to measure buildings' energy consumption in real-time.
We've also retrofitted plumbing fixtures, installed vending misers, and installed occupancy sensors to reduce energy consumption. Dante Hall meets LEED-EB certification criteria.
We've completed a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and signed the California Energy Pledge, requiring the college to reduce its emissions by 20 percent by 2020. 14 percent of the electricity we purchase from our power supplier comes from renewable sources. We've performed HVAC system replacements, boiler replacements, ventilation improvements, and window film replacements. We've also partnered with Chevron Energy Solutions in developing a self-funding utility conservation project that reduce utility costs, replace old, inefficient equipment, and allow for future campus expansion. Projects include high-efficiency lighting, window film, vending machine controllers, sewage flow meters, ventilation improvements, and boiler controllers.
The "Greenline" data summary reports our annual greenhouse gas totals as well as benchmarks for emissions per student and per 1,000 square feet.