Fayetteville State University Recognized by Sustainable Sandhills at Green Business Awards Luncheon

Fayetteville State University’s Division of Facilities Management was recognized by Sustainable Sandhills at their Green Business Awards Luncheon on Thursday, June 28, 2018, with the “2018 Green Business Walk the Walk Green Facilities Management” Award.

This award recognizes Facilities Management rigorous efforts in implementing sustainability and energy management initiatives at Fayetteville State University. The climate within all campus buildings is controlled by building automated systems which manage efficiently the energy usage. The Facilities Management played a major role in the implementation of energy conservation measures (ECMs) and behavior change on campus through an integration of sustainability principles into academics and Service Learning projects. The trends showed a total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions decreased from 26,743 MTCO2E (Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent) in baseline FY 2009 to 18,381 MTCO2E in FY 2016 and Energy Intensity per building square footage (BTU/SF) at 41% reduction from baseline year FY 2003.

Fayetteville State University is spearheading a bike sharing program with LimeBike in August 2018. This program will provide a safe and affordable multi-modal transportation options to the campus and all residents, reduced traffic congestion, and carbon free mobility. Fayetteville State University has also introduced the Zipcar, a sharing program that allows for students, faculty, and staff to have access to cars available on campus through an online program at a low rate.

With examples such as renovations of Lyon Science, upgrade of Capel and Library’s roofs, demolition of Newbol, the Facilities Management ensures projects are governed by priorities established through future cost-benefit analyses, emergence of new and improved technologies. The Renaissance Hall and Science & Technology buildings are LEED certified.

The Facilities Management is committed to sustainability efforts that support our community through student organization “The Green Team”, service-learning class projects, Earth Day events, and volunteering.

Sustainable Sandhills is a tiny environmental nonprofit with a giant mission- to save the planet and preserve the environment of the Sandhills through education, demonstration, and collaboration. Its mission is fulfilled through five core program areas: Clean Air, Clean Water, Green Schools, Green Business, and Local Food. Sustainable Sandhills works as change agents to empower youth, combat climate change, document and demand stronger protection for our environment.

Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state, having been founded in 1867. FSU offers degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,200 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation. Chancellor James A. Anderson is the 11th chief executive officer.

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