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Gallaudet University has partnered with Scale Microgrid Solutions and Urban Ingenuity to build a microgrid that is customized to Gallaudet’s needs. A microgrid is a system that combines multiple sources of electricity and can operate independently or collaboratively with the grid. The project sets a new standard for clean, resilient energy in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. The microgrid will deliver reliable energy for the campus and significantly reduce the university’s utility costs. What is unique about Gallaudet’s microgrid is that the excess energy will then be sold to the neighboring community. Expected to go online by Fall 2023, the project will meet much of the university’s energy demand, provide clean power to the surrounding community, and relieve congestion on the city’s electricity grid.
Gallaudet partnered with a nonprofit organization called Cultivate The City in 2016. Gallaudet and CTC have worked together in establishing a garden on its campus and to create a model that is engaging for the students and the community through community supported agriculture model.
Achieve LEED Silver or equivalent in all new construction and major renovations.
Reduce potable water use by 3 percent per square foot compared to Fiscal Year 2009
Increase the percentage of zero emitting vehicles on campus and encourage healthier commuting options.
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