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West Chester University

201 Carter Drive, Suite 200
West Chester, PA 19383


What Is West Chester University Doing?

Environmental Council - http://www.wcugreen.org/index.html

Recycling Program - http://www.wcupa.edu/_INFORMATION/AFA/Facilities/Recycling/default.asp

Dining Services - http://www.campusdish.com/en-US/CSE/WestChester/Sustainability/Sustainability.htm

Riding Sharing Program - http://www.wcupa.edu/rideshare/

Facilities:

SOMPAC

• Linoleum floors in hallways and classrooms. Linoleum is a resilient floor or wall covering made of burlap, canvas, or felt, surfaced with a composition of wood flour, oxidized linseed oil, gums or other ingredients, and coloring matter.
• Carpeted Areas - Prince Street. Manufacturer is a certified GRI Green Label Plus company and has SCS Environmentally Preferred Product certification. Their adhesive products contain 0% VOC’s and carpet tiles are manufactured with recycled materials in the backing.
• No or Low VOC Interior Paint
• Light paint colors that have a higher light reflectance values allowing the use of lower voltage lighting in rooms
• Faculty office furniture was manufactured by a company whose manufacturing facilities in 2006 were more than 90% free of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) and VOC's than their 1995 baseline.
• FSC- certified wood
• High efficiency light fixtures

Sykes Carpet Standard

• All the new carpet in the building contains 39% post-industrial recycled materials. The carpet is manufactured using a solution dye method which has a reduced impact on indoor air quality

F.H.G. Library Carpet Standard
• All the new carpet in the building contains 40%-53% post-industrial recycled materials. The carpet is manufactured using a solution dye method which has a reduced impact on indoor air quality

Residence Halls:

Ramsey Hall -J&J Carpet
• Contain up to 25% recycled content and the product is 100% recyclable at the end of its life cycle.

McCarthy Hall - Milliken Carpet
• This company is a carbon negative manufacturer and operates with zero waste to landfill. The carpet backing has at least 35% recycled content and is fully recyclable at the end of its life cycle.

Tyson Hall - Prince Street Carpet
• Manufacturer is a certified GRI Green Label Plus company and has SCS Environmentally Preferred Product certification. Their adhesive products contain 0% VOC’s and carpet tiles are manufactured with recycled materials in the backing.

Schmidt Hall - Milliken Carpet
• This company is a carbon negative manufacturer and operates with zero waste to landfill. The carpet backing has at least 35% recycled content and is fully recyclable at the end of its life cycle.

Killinger Hall - Shaw Industries
• Carpet manufacturer has a “cradle to cradle” approach to the way they make things. Raw materials used to make a product. After it's served its useful life, that product gets broken down into raw materials again and used to make the very same kind of products. So raw materials make carpet, which gets broken down into raw material, which gets used to make carpet.

Lawrence Dining Hall Addition
• The flooring in the open two story space is Linoleum.(see description above)
• The chairs in the Einstein Bagels seating area are manufactured within 500 miles from our campus reducing transportation fuel requirements and emissions.
• 70% of the furniture in the Residence Life Offices was manufactured within 500 miles from our campus reducing transportation fuel requirements and emissions.

25 University Avenue
• Carpets in faculty office and conference rooms have at least 35% recycled materials. The company is a carbon negative manufacturer and operates with zero waste to landfill. The carpet backing has at least 35% recycled content and is fully recyclable at the end of its life cycle.
• No or Low VOC Interior Paint
• 90% of the fabrics used in this building (on seating, acoustical panels and panel systems) are made from recycled materials using environmentally responsible manufacturing processes.
• The classroom chairs (non tablet arm) are 100% recyclable. It is made of a steel tube frame, elastomer belt, and injection-molded polypropylene seat and back, and is designed for quick and easy disassembly. Molded into the bottom of each chair is a phone number that owners may call when their chair reaches the end of its life.
• FSC certified wood
• Maplex – a board product made from wood production waste
• High efficiency light fixtures

Recitation Hall Hallways - J&J Carpets
• Contain up to 25% recycled content and the product is 100% recyclable at the end of its life cycle.

Campus wide Geothermal HVAC Systems

Motor Pool
• CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) trucks
• Bi-fuel (gasoline and compressed natural gas) trucks
• B-20 bio diesel fuel (low emission fuel)

Custodial Products
• Johnson and Johnson green cleaning products

Office Supplies
• Post consumer waste recycled copier paper
• Recycling of OEM toner cartridges