PROJECTS & PROGRAMS
Our active projects and programs on the Auraria Campus! Projects are defined as onetime implementation with little oversight by the ASCP to run them. On the contrary, Programs usually have direct ASCP oversight. To learn about more ASCP projects and programs and the impact they've had on reducing our environmental footprint, check out our Annual Report!
Water Bottle Filling Stations
The ASCP has sponsored over 35 water bottle filling stations stations around campus. These resources help provide our community the option to make eco-friendly decisions.
463 metal halide pedestrian lights replaced with LED bulbs have saved an estimated 674 MTCO2e per year! Thank you AHEC for funding and implementation!
LED Lighting Upgrades
Water Action Plan
The Water Action Plan in collaboration with the One World One Water Center is an essential piece of ASCP literature that provides an assessment of water usage on and off campus. This in turn allows for an opportunity to change how we use water on campus while still maintaining balance with current needs.
Our 3 dedicated bike shelters on campus serve as great locations to store your ride when you come to campus! Stand next to any card reader on campus with your campus id and perform these actions to get access:
Call Facilities, ask for access control (303) 556-3260
You will be asked your campus affiliation and name
Tap the prox reader with your campus ID
Your ID will be encoded for bike storage
There are two solar arrays on the Auraria Campus producing a total of 828 kW!
Arts Building - 75kW
110,000 kWh annual production
Over 1 million kWh annual production (enough to power 100 homes)
Offsets over 2/3 of library electricity usage
Will save an estimated average of $45,000 a year in energy costs, which will be used to fund future energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
Prevent 1.2 million lbs CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere each year
The largest singular rooftop array in downtown Denver
Over 2,000 panels
Connect Auraria Community Garden
On the south side of the Science Building, this garden provides educates the campus about sustainable agriculture and organic gardening while increasing local food procurement.
The ASCP is spearheading a certification program for interdepartmental offices on Auraria Campus. Ranked on points, departmental offices and their green "offices leaders" initiate sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives into campus office environments. The goal is to inspire behavior changes and reduce campus-wide waste and carbon emissions through ecologically-minded sourcing practices, compost & recycling efforts, and reducing electricity usage.
Green Office Program
The Spring Workshop Series is designed to provide students on the Auraria Campus an opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of sustainability via rich interaction between student and the ASCP!