Sustainability Accomplishments

What Hancock has done so far in its sustainability efforts

  • Established architectural, viticulture, and gardening classes offer new technology education for sustainability"

  • Diverted 5 tons of green waste from the landfill each month

  • Installed a water bottle fill station at bldg. K, with future installations planned at SM and LVC campuses

  • Enlisted to recycle used oil, Hazmat, and universal waste

  • Established a community garden

  • Installed four raised planter beds in the Children’s Center, so children can cultivate and eat their own produce

  • Installed solar panels in the Children’s Center and IT buildings on the roofs that supply electricity for those locations, and a solar field is in the works at the LVC

  • Received a LEED Gold certification for the Student Services Center, Early Childhood Studies Child Care Center, and a Silver certification for the Public Safety Training Complex

  • Recyled all construction waste including concrete

  • Switched from domestic water to untreated well water in Oct. 2015 for the college’s sports fields, which netted a savings of $93,000. In 2016, the north half of the campus will be switched to the untreated well water, with a forecasted savings of $55,000

  • Ensured that the majority of irrigation controllers on campus are weather-based

  • Initiated a new software system called Arbor Pro, which identifies all trees on campus and the health of the trees for maximum carbon offset

  • Replaced all air handlers, ventilation systems, and boilers with high-efficient low-energy systems

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Robert Mabry

Robert Mabry
"It is very exciting to be involved in Career and Technical Education at Allan Hancock College. We receive tremendous support from our students, the administration and the community at large. With access to the most advanced technology and drawing from the experience of our quality staff, Hancock students are truly able to go anywhere in today's global economy."

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Last Modified Jun 30, 2017