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Sustainability at IC withers as a result of structural changes

Sustainability at IC withers as a result of structural changes

By Sophie Johnson, Staff Writer November 2, 2016
“There was a golden era of sustainability on this campus, and we’re not in it anymore,” he said.
Greg Lischke, director of the Office of Energy Management and Sustainability, said the college is on track with its plan for carbon neutrality by 2050, but the planet will likely reach a temperature threshold by 2030.

Q&A: New IC sustainability director discusses future goals

By Sophie Johnson, Staff Writer September 13, 2016
Now in his first semester as director of energy management and sustainability at Ithaca College, Greg Lischke says he plans to increase student involvement in sustainability programs and that the college has some renewable energy projects in early stages.
Ithaca College is incorporating sustainability in their efforts to address deferred maintenance. The college has started a project to reduce the Gannett Centers lighting costs by 70 percent by upgrading lighting to LEDs. On right, energy-efficient LED and on left, traditional lighting.

Ithaca College incorporates sustainability into maintenance

By Kyle Arnold, Assistant News Editor March 31, 2016
As a result of an aging campus, the college has seen a buildup of deferred maintenance, which has exceeded $200 million in recent years. Deferred maintenance covers issues like cracks in concrete, or loose handrails or aging mechanical equipment, grouping projects into an agenda according to when they should be finished.
As a result of an aging campus, Ithaca College has seen a backlog of deferred maintenance, which has exceeded $200 million in recent years. Deferred maintenance covers certain issues like cracks in concrete or loose handrails.

An aging Ithaca College results in a backlog of maintenance

By Kyle Arnold, Assistant News Editor March 23, 2016
ADA compliance is a topic for which the college is currently being sued. A former student filed a $10 million lawsuit in October 2015 citing the college’s lack of accommodations.
Some colleges and universities are covering all of their energy needs by renewable sources. Despite the progress made with Ithaca Colleges recent solar project, when comparing the college’s 10 percent to numerous other colleges and universities, the college does not measure up.

Ithaca College still behind on renewable energy usage

By Sophie Johnson, Contributing Writer March 22, 2016
Ithaca College is still behind on using renewable energy compared to other colleges and universities nationally, despite its recent adoption of solar energy to cover 10 percent of the college's energy needs.
The 9,000 panel solar array is currently under construction at Seneca, New York, about 40 miles away from campus, pictured above.

Solar panels to meet 10 percent of Ithaca College’s energy needs

By Faith Meckley and Sophie Johnson February 22, 2016
A solar electric project including 9,000 solar panels that will cover 10 percent of Ithaca College’s energy needs is currently under construction.
The Ithaca College Environmentalists call for the college to commit to sustainability, such as by  encouraging students to compost and having faculty incorporate sustainability in curriculums.

Ithaca College retail compost locations to be removed

By Kyle Arnold, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2016
Ithaca College compost retail areas will be removed following a policy change at the college's compost management facility, Cayuga Compost.
Jerone Gagliano was hired to serve as Ithaca College’s new director of energy management and sustainability.

Q&A: Jerone Gagliano hired as new sustainability director

By Faith Meckley, Assistant News Editor December 9, 2015
Jerone Gagliano was hired in November to serve as Ithaca College’s new director of energy management and sustainability. Assistant News Editor Faith Meckley spoke with Gagliano to discuss the state of sustainability at the college and his role in future sustainability initiatives.
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