CPCC Wins First Place in Energy Category at Sustain Charlotte Event

On April 23, 2016 (Earth Day), Sustain Charlotte hosted their 5th annual celebration of sustainability leadership. On hundred nominees representing a diverse cross section of Charlotte area businesses, nonprofits, Sustain Charlotte Awardneighborhood organizations, government agencies and residents were recognized.
CPCC won FIRST PLACE in the Energy category due to aggressively reducing its energy consumption by 15 percent since 2006 while increasing its square footage by more than 33 percent. CPCC continually drives energy reduction opportunities in its renovation and new construction projects to better serve the Charlotte learning community.
Sustain Charlotte is a nonprofit organization helping to advance a region-wide sustainability movement by serving as a catalyst for change. Their mission is to inspire choices that lead to healthier and more vibrant communities across the Charlotte metro region for generations to come. (http://www.sustaincharlotte.org/)
The link to the awards press release is http://www.sustaincharlotte.org/2016energy.
The CPCC Director of Energy and Sustainability Pam Metcalf is engaged in sustainability and energy efficiency. If you have suggestions, they can be emailed toPamela.metcalf@cpcc.edu.

CPCC is Reducing its Energy Consumption

CPCC has reduced its energy consumption 15% since 2006 while at the same time, the square footage of the college has grown by 33%. NC-new state of energy Let’s get EXCITED and keep up the GREAT WORK! CPCC IS COMMITTED TO RECYCLING, SAVING ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY! CPCC’s Director of Energy and Sustainability, Pamela Metcalf, is engaged in facilities efficiency, sustainability and energy awareness.  If you have suggestions, they can be emailed to Pamela.metcalf@cpcc.edu.  

CityLYNX Gold Line Update

Improvements continue to be made to the CityLYNX Gold Line, the City of Charlotte’s street car project. Construction crews have energized the overhead catenary system, which provides electricity to power the streetcar through a pantograph at the top of the railcar.
While power will be supplied overhead to the streetcar, the rails in the street will not be energized. Citizens can continue to drive, walk and bike across the city’s streets as normal.
The CityLYNX Gold Line is scheduled to begin passenger service by summer 2015.

Recycling at CPCC

It’s EASY to recycle at CPCC if YOU make the RIGHT decision when you see these two receptacles:

 

CPCC has provided baskets for both trash and recycling. Usually located side-by-side for easy use and correct use. Please keep the “trash” out of the recycling basket, and the recycling out the “trash.” Signs in the room detail what is and is not recyclable.

Facilities Services’ recycling goal is 35%; we are currently at 27.2%.  The cost of recycling is ¼ that of trash disposal. Help CPCC to contain costs and be more environmentally sustainable.

CPCC IS COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY!

If you have any questions, contact Pam Metcalf, CPCC energy and environmental manager, at pamela.metcalf@cpcc.edu or at ext. 6079.

Join Us for a Sustainable Energy Event!

What steps has Germany taken to emerge as the world’s first major renewable energy economy? And how can the U.S. use Germany as a best practices model? To answer these questions and more, CPCC will host Brigitte Hartenstein, CFO of STEAG Energy Services, a German company located in Kings Mountain, N.C.

During her presentation, Ms. Hartenstein will discuss:
  • how Germany has been able to transition to renewable energy so quickly.
  • the future of sustainable energy in the U.S.
WHEN: Nov. 11, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
WHERE: Levine Campus Auditorium, CPCC Levine Campus, Matthews, N.C.
The event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Please Help Increase Recycling

CPCC has provided baskets for both trash and recycling. Usually located side-by-side for easy use and correct use. Please keep the “trash” out of the recycling basket, and the recycling out the “trash.” Signs in the room detail what is and is not recyclable.

Facilities Services’ recycling goal is 35%; we are currently at 27.2%.  The cost of recycling is ¼ that of trash disposal. Help CPCC to contain costs and be more environmentally sustainable.

CPCC IS COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY!

If you have any questions, contact Pam Metcalf, CPCC energy and environmental manager, at pamela.metcalf@cpcc.edu or at ext. 6079.

Join us for IEEE’s October Event Featuring Stan Thompson

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) at CPCC will host Hydrogen Economy Advancement Team (HEAT) Chairman and Mooresville/South Iredell Chamber of Commerce member Stan Thompson.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 29; 6 – 8 p.m.

WHERE: CPCC Central Campus, Learning Resource (LR) Center, Room 404

Stan Thompson is at the forefront of the active yet uncertain effort under way to make Charlotte, N.C., one of the first hydrail vehicle manufacturing cities in the United States. Mr. Thompson is a retired strategic planner and environmental futurist for AT & T and a Life Member of IEEE. IEEE at CPCC’s Monthly Speaker Series events are free and open to the public. Join us to learn more about the development of the hydrogen economy and the Mooresville, N.C., Hydrail Initiative. Email IEEE at CPCC for more information.

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association advancing technology for humanity.

You’re Invited to a Free Screening of “Switch”

The Center for Energy Training at CPCC will host a free screening of the award-winning energy documentary “SWITCH” at 6 p.m. on April 24 in the CPCC’s Harris Campus auditorium. The public is invited. Students of all ages and otherSwitch  persons interested in energy industry careers are encouraged to attend.

Reserve your seat here.

A panel discussion of the pathways to energy industry careers will follow the screening of the 98-minute film. Representatives from Duke Energy, Siemens, E4 Carolinas, CB&I, UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC), CPCC, and MeckEd will serve on the panel and take questions from the audience.

To learn more about the documentary visit the SWITCH website.