Whatever electronic gear you have, and wherever you got it, Best Buy will recycle it free of charge at any location. Just take your items to the service desk. Check Best Buy’s website
for a full list of recyclable material. In Texas you can recycle three items per day.
- Our campus features native gardens with low-maintenance plants.
- All storm water is collected in our 3.5-acre lake and reused for irrigation, generating $70,000 in annual savings.
- Computer labs power down overnight.
- All new carpet is made from post-consumer recycled content and old carpet is recycled during all replacement projects.
- Our campus involvement groups include Sustainable Blazer committees, the student Green Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society involvement, and Service Learning programs.
- In January 2014, NLC was certified a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Learn more about this designation.
Energy Conservation Efforts
- sustainable energy policy
- automated lighting controls for corridors, offices and parking lots
- ongoing energy audit of all campus building spaces to assess their energy efficiency
- energy-efficient VFD drives on all mechanical drives for air handling units and pumps
- recommissioned HVAC system in the Building C and A-300 area, using EAB deficiency report
- carefully maintained daily temperature points: 75° F (summer) and 70° F (winter)
- new tunnel utility piping insulation under Building F
- new mechanical system in Building H
- new HVAC operational practices and maintenance awareness training
Sustainable Construction Strategies
Three of our buildings have been awarded LEED certification:
- Science and Medical Professions Building: LEED NC Silver Certification
- Workforce Development Center: LEED CI Certification
- Student Life Center H Building: LEED CI Silver Certification
Several more buildings were built to LEED standards:
- North Campus: built to LEED construction principles, not seeking certification
- South Campus: built to LEED construction principles, not seeking certification
- Fine Arts and General Classroom Building: built to LEED construction principles, not seeking certification
Representatives from the U.S. Green Building Council, North Lake College, and the local community commemorate the LEED Silver Certification of the H building (Student Life Center).