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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, Plant Services Building, and the Hays-Heighe House
Four campus locations (Student Center, Havre de Grace Hall, Chesapeake Center and Aberdeen Hall) use solar power to heat hot water.
In 2012, an 11,000-watt solar photovoltaic array was installed on the roof of Aberdeen Hall. This project was funded through a grant by J.M.Huber.
In 2008, Harford Community College's first wind turbine was installed near the pond. The turbine provides power for a pump to aerate the pond. Additional photovoltaic panels were added in 2010 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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