SVSU installed the largest aqua-thermal heating and cooling system in Michigan, which will result in a 37 percent reduction in heating and cooling costs in the $28 million Health and Human Services Building scheduled to open in August 2010.
SVSU utility costs per square foot, at a $1.91, is one of the lowest of any college in state and the Midwest.
Pioneer Hall attained a silver rating for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the first building in the region to obtain certification.
4.5 tons of food waste from Dining Services is diverted to the SVSU Greenhouse each semester where worms recycle it into soil and fertilizer.
No city water is used for irrigation. All planted areas, including athletic fields, are irrigated using campus ponds.
More than 120 tons of cardboard, paper, plastic and metal are now recycled annually; using more than 40 recycling stations across campus.
Students, faculty and staff work together for a more sustainable future.