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Sustainability meets the needs of the present without compromising the quality of life for future generations.
Harford Community College is committed to conserving energy and exploring alternative, renewable energy sources.
Geothermal wells help reduce energy consumption by 30% to 50% by using the earth as a heat sink for summer cooling and winter heating. A closed loop system takes advantage of a constant underground temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Harford Community College's geothermal wells are located at the Observatory, Conowingo, and the Hays-Heighe House
Four campus buildings (Student Center, Havre de Grace Hall, Chesapeake Center and Aberdeen Hall) have solar hot water heating systems to augment domestic hot water needs.
The Campus installed over 3,700 - 240 watt photovoltaic panels on the roofs of multiple buildings. These systems are capable of producing over 900,000 KWH of renewable energy.
Harford Community College first wind turbine was installed near the science pond and is used as working demonstration model for students and visitors. The turbine provides power for a pump to aerate the pond. Additional photovoltaic panels were added to improve the system’s performance.
Below is a partial list of some of the energy efficiency steps the College has taken:
The energy efficiency measures taken in the renovation of Joppa Hall have resulted in annual energy savings of 30%!
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