SCF Wins 2010 FACC Facilities Commission Sustainability Award
(Bradenton, Fla., December 15, 2010) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees recognized Traci Steen, SCF associate vice president of facilities management and government relations, and Alan Burr, SCF manager of facilities planning and budgeting for their roles in helping SCF win the 2010 Facilities Commission Sustainability Award at the Florida Association of Community Colleges (FACC) conference held in Jacksonville in November.
SCF was the only college that received the statewide award for promoting sustainability through education, establishing green practices on campus and implementing green building construction.
SCF recently celebrated the opening of the Medical Technology and Simulation Center at SCF Lakewood Ranch, which is the college’s first building designed and constructed to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards. A 1,600-square-foot chiller plant that uses Thermal Energy Storage system to cool the campus during peak times to conserve energy will serve as a learning lab for students in the future Energy Technology Management Program. In addition to the new bachelor’s program in energy technology, SCF offers green courses through its noncredit division, Corporate and Community Development.
SCF also holds the Guinness World Record for recycling the most plastic bottles in an eight-hour period at EarthFest, a student led event held on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. Earthfest organizers and volunteers collected a total of 46,357 bottles that weighed 4,980 pounds, surpassing the previous world record of 657 pounds.
SCF board chairman Ron Allen, Traci Steen, SCF associate
vice president of facilities management and government relations,
Alan Burr, SCF manager of facilities planning and budgeting
and SCF President Dr. Lars A. Hafner