一道本不卡免费高清Santa Clara University is committed to being a leader in the practical application of sustainability. The Utilities Department works with the University to integrate sustainable practices into the daily administration and operation of SCU. By identifying opportunities, formulating strategies, and implementing initiatives, the Utilities Department can help Santa Clara move toward a more sustainable future.
一道本不卡免费高清Some sustainable practices that are already in use or which are planned for the future include solar panels, solar chimneys, ice storage, and energy conserving windows.
Santa Clara University has partnered with Serious Energy to create a Smart Micro Grid usable across campus. Currently, the Facilities building is using the grid for the first phase of the project. This is essentially a test phase to ensure it can work from an operational standpoint.
The main objectives of the Smart Micro Grid are to:
- Monitor energy generation and consumption devices
- Demonstrate interoperability of energy systems
- Demonstrate load control based on energy supply inputs
- Provide real time data to manage energy demand and supply
- Provide secure energy management access to the building from anywhere anytime
- Provide real time, user friendly graphical interface of energy generation and consumption
- Extend Building 604 operation by intelligent load shedding under utility power loss
一道本不卡免费高清Once tested, the grid will be rolled out in multiple phases to the other buildings on campus. They will be controlled by a monitor. This monitor will show the real time state of the building as Generator output, total power demand, solar power output, and energy consumption. It will also provide a secured way for one administrator to override each building and its features.
President's Climate Commitment
Father Locatelli signed the , joining 318 college and university presidents in a commitment to develop comprehensive plans for achieving campus climate neutrality. Our 3 step climate neutrality plan has us moving towards climate neutrality beginning now.
Presidents and chancellors who have signed the commitment believe colleges and universities must exercise leadership in their communities and throughout society by modeling ways to minimize global warming emissions, and by providing the knowledge and educated graduates to achieve climate neutrality.
As a Jesuit and Catholic University, we have the responsibility to provide leadership in developing a more sustainable way of living. By embracing sustainability, the University furthers its mission to act as a voice of reason, conscience, and service to society. The University's Sustainability Policy一道本不卡免费高清 is framed through environmental stewardship, education, and service.
For more information, check out The Center for Sustainability.
Sustainability is a University strategic priority. "Justice and Sustainability" is one of 5 Strategic Priorities and Goals of the University's 2011 Strategic Plan. And more recently, the University as developed the 2020 Integrated Strategic Plan, of which "fashioning a more just, humane, and sustainable world is a major goal."