At American Public University System (APUS), environmental consciousness can be seen across our campus buildings. From recycling bins in every building to green cleaning products and from solar power to parking lots, our dedication to sustainable practices is evident. Because most of our campus buildings are historic and most were previously used as private residences, there was a general lack of parking available. Asphalt parking lots are not very environmentally friendly particularly because of the process required to refine it to a usable state. … Read the rest
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In celebration of Earth Day, this week we will share a series of images representative of tangible sustainability efforts at American Public University System. Happy Earth Day…everyday!
The American Public University System (APUS) solar array is the largest solar array in West Virginia. The array contains 1,660 solar panels and doubles as a covered parking lot for staff. Situated next to the university’s Finance Center (a 105,000 square-foot structure built to LEED Gold standards and currently in the certification process), the array provides approximately 50% of the total energy needed for that building. … Read the rest
In November 2010, American Public University System (APUS) completed its first green building, a 45,000-square-foot structure which recently received its LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Sitting atop that building are 99 solar panels which provide approximately 5 to 7% of the total energy for the structure. Just over a year later, the school completed another solar project, the largest in the state of West Virginia. With 1,660 panels and generating approximately 480,000 kWh of electricity each year, the array will provide approximately 40 to 50% of the energy needed for the school’s latest green building, a 105,000-square-foot structure which is currently in the LEED certification process.… Read the rest
by Kelly Wenner
The Sustainability Committee of American Public University System recently participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new solar array at their Charles Town, West Virginia location.Â Guests from a variety of industries visited the campus to view the new installation, and had the opportunity to learn about the importance of solar energy from project managers Mountain View (MTV) Solar and Solarworld.Â In choosing solar energy as an option, companies are striving to be both environmentally and financially sustainable.… Read the rest
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