Sustainable Facilities Procedures
Western Technical College became a signatory of the American College and University President's Climate Commitment in 2007 (http://www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org/html/commitment.pdf ), and embraces the concepts of environmental and sustainable design. Environmental and sustainable design is the practice of creating more resource-efficient and healthier models of construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of buildings.
- All New Construction
Western Technical College shall apply a whole-building approach to sustainability in five areas identified by the U.S. Green Building Council as key for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) certification: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
Western Technical College shall ensure all new construction at all campuses is designed and constructed to meet or exceed the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED™ silver certification standard.
- Remodeled Facilities
Western Technical College shall ensure that any renovation at all campuses is designed and constructed to meet or exceed the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED™ silver certification standard.
Western Technical College shall promote LEED™ standards for operation and maintenance of existing buildings at all campuses.
- Leased and Rental Properties
Western Technical College shall influence developers of new college-leased properties to use sustainable building practices and work to achieve LEED™ silver certification standards at all campuses.
Western Technical College shall promote LEED™ standards for operation and maintenance of existing rented or leased college buildings at all campuses.
Western Technical College will implement the Wisconsin Technical College System Board's Sustainable Facilities Policy (http://www.wtcsystem.org/board/pdf/policy_manual_08april.pdf ). Their Draft of Sustainable Facilities is not listed yet.