The Morning Journal
Construction continues at the Oberlin College campus as the school approaches its carbon neutrality goals.
“This infrastructure modernization project is critical to making campus more sustainable and resilient. It also means lots of activity on campus to upgrade our infrastructure, make buildings more efficient, and connect geothermal as the carbon-free source for heating and cooling,” information from the college stated.
The goal of college officials is to reach carbon neutrality by 2025.
The project was in part made possible by an $80 million bond the college received based on its four-year plan, according to information on the website.
“This is only the second Certified Climate Bond offering among U.S. colleges and universities, and third in the world,” the website also stated.
The Sustainable Infrastructure Program (SIP) will eliminate the majority of campus greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency, reduce campus water consumption, improve building comfort and reduce operating costs, stated a news release issued last week by the college.