Whereas, Many capital improvement projects on community college campuses have been selected and are on the path to final approval and implementation;
Whereas, The sudden intrusion of an energy shortage crisis into all aspects of education activity has created a heightened awareness of the need for conservation and energy efficiency; and
Whereas, We now have the opportunity to utilize the capital improvement projects as a vehicle to accomplish additional capital improvements that would promote energy efficiency;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge that energy conservation and new energy generation capability be built into all capital improvement projects; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge and encourage all parties involved in capital improvement projects to supplement projects with energy conservation and new energy generating capacity.
Over the last eight years, concerns over global warming and the interest in green technology make this a high priority for all campus building projects.