The role of Facilities Management in campus operations provides an opportunity to consider, develop, and implement processes and practices intended to improve the quality of our environment. By incorporating sustainability practices throughout operations, our goal is to serve as an example and a catalyst of environmental awareness to the College community.
We are steadfast in incorporating environmentally-conscious choices into purchasing and procurement processes; and promote productivity and safety of the campus community through the planning, design, construction and maintenance of our buildings and grounds.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Delta College supports the use of electric vehicles (EV), as a means for commuting that reduces and/or eliminates pollution and lessens the college carbon footprint. Two EV charging stations have been installed in the West campus parking lot near F Wing to serve drivers within our campus community including students, faculty, staff, fitness center members, and board members.
The Level 2 charging stations can accommodate up to four vehicles. A flat rate of $ 1.75 per hour will be assessed which is intended to cover the operating costs of the stations. A vehicle must be actively charging to occupy a station parking space. Vehicles parked in charging station spaces that are not charging will be ticketed according to Public Safety Parking and Traffic Regulations, Parking Regulations Section 5, 5.02.
Campus drivers will first need to set up an account with the Chargepoint network. Joining the network gives access to over 25,000 charging spots, the ability to check station availability, get charge session status notifications, call up the mobile app, and track fuel and carbon savings.
To set up an account, just send an email request with ‘EV Access Code’ in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, email, and faculty/staff/student id number or your annual Fitness & Recreation Center membership number. For those serving on Delta College boards, include the name of the board and the chairperson. Your EV Access Code and account setup instructions will be returned by email.
For more information, please refer to the Guidelines for the Use of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. Questions or concerns regarding the use of EV charging stations should be directed to 989-686-9209 or email@example.com.
Stormwater Management: Creating a Sustainable Learning Environment
Stormwater Management incorporates proactive and responsible measures to collect, clean, and return runoff water to the natural environment. Interpretive signage (PDF) and an outdoor classroom extend the walls of our academic core to embrace the exploration of campus ecosystems.
Using the flag circle on South Campus as a landmark, just head across the boulevard to either of the bridges. You’ll be introduced to a brief history of the campus and the heart of the Saginaw Valley. Follow the walkway to learn how bioswales help to clean pollutants from the parking lots and the redesigned watercourse. The interpretive signs (PDF) explain how both systems help to create a natural filtration system and how their design provides habitat to fish, birds, critters and bugs.
As you round the wet meadow, you’ll learn how the project materials and methods selected helped to reduce the impact on the environment and to support the local economy.