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College-Wide Initiatives

The following are some college-wide initiatives:

  • Paper, Aluminum Cans, and Plastic/Glass bottles are sorted in recycle bins throughout the Goldsmith campus.
  • Lighting is 100% efficient ballast & T8/T12 efficient flourescent tubes.
  • Hand dryers in Ahmanson/Galef reduce paper waste.
  • Non-emergency lighting controlled by timers, pressure controls, and sensors.
  • Ahmanson HVAC is highly efficient Variable Air Volume ("VAV") and fan drives are variable speed with computer-controlled thermostat.
  • Galef HV/HVAC system uses "smart" thermostat control.
  • Highly efficient steel water tower heat exchanger for Ahmanson bldg.
  • Galef bldg. design based on green principles with efficient exterior bldg. "Low E" glass.
  • Low Fire Ceramic kilns are energy-efficient and firing takes place at night during "low peak" usage.
  • Printmaking & Letterpress Labs uses all non-toxic, eco-friendly inks and printmaking processes.
  • Goldsmith elevators are computer controlled and use an efficient "smart" system.
  • Goldsmith uses a solvent wash station and rag recycling service.
  • Faculty/staff carpooling is encouraged through incentives.
  • Eco-friendly packaging choices are offered at the Café.
  • Discounts offered for bringing your own cup to the Café.
  • FSC certified recycled paper and printing are used in College publications.
  • Ahmanson Hall is a retrofit.
  • Excess materials and supplies can be traded at the Rescource Exchange to reduce landfill waste.