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In a recent move to establish "sustainability" as a top level priority at UH, the UHCC Campus Sustainability Leaders, comprising representatives from Kapi'olani, Windward, Leeward and Honolulu Community Colleges, met with Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) consultant Shanah Trevenna to discuss system-wide plans to build awareness of sustainability issues and assist faculty with curriculum integration.

This fall, the Board plans to establish a Sustainability Advisory Board, develop an "S" classification and rating system based on the AASHE STAR system, hold Webinars on AASHE STAR rating system, and promote a Renewable Energy Training Summit. All of the activities will be integrated with the JCI Kiosks, which are being installed at campuses. The Kiosks will provide information on energy consumption and other key indicators that measure energy efficiency on campuses.

With the help of JCI, the Board has developed two courses, which are available to any faculty who want to incorporate sustainability issues into their classes. The first course is a basic introduction to sustainability, and the second course involves specific scientific principles of sustainable energy concepts and technology. The courses are modular in format, which facilities varied use of any component and assessment.

 

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