Building 170’s Green Team
The Building 170 Green Team pilot project to increase building sustainability through individual effort has officially ended, but the savings continue, according to TOM FENNER, the deputy general counsel affectionately referred to as Capt. Compost. Fenner recently reported that daily electricity use in Building 170 is down approximately 20 percent since the project began in the spring. Power-saving settings on computers, smart power strips, timers, education, and the decommissioning of unnecessary equipment and excess lighting all contributed to the savings. According to FAHMIDA AHMED, manager of sustainability programs, this inaugural pilot is serving as a foundation for the design of the Department or Building Level Sustainability Program. In addition to the General Counsel’s office, Building 170 houses the Vice President for Public Affairs and the Provost’s Budget and Faculty Affairs offices.