Sustainable Construction and College Operations

Administrative Rule
3.1201.03
Council: Administrative Services Council
Board Policy Reference: CLA, Facilities Standards
Effective date: 08/30/22

Value Statement

The Austin Community College District (“ACC” or “the College”) is committed to minimizing its impact on the environment, reducing its dependence on non-renewable resources, and providing educational leadership in conservation efforts.

Administrative Rule

The College will ensure that all current and proposed construction, renovation, maintenance, and operations support district-wide sustainability goals. The College will promote the principles of Environmental Stewardship in energy efficiency, water conservation, zero-waste, and sustainable transportation.

Definitions

Sustainability: The ability of the College to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Environmental Stewardship: The responsibility for environmental quality shared by all those whose actions affect the environment.

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