Sustainability Accomplishments

What Hancock has done so far in its sustainability efforts

  • Established architectural, viticulture, and gardening classes offer new technology education for sustainability"

  • Diverted 5 tons of green waste from the landfill each month

  • Installed a water bottle fill station at bldg. K, with future installations planned at SM and LVC campuses

  • Enlisted to recycle used oil, Hazmat, and universal waste

  • Established a community garden

  • Installed four raised planter beds in the Children’s Center, so children can cultivate and eat their own produce

  • Installed solar panels in the Children’s Center and IT buildings on the roofs that supply electricity for those locations, and a solar field is in the works at the LVC

  • Received a LEED Gold certification for the Student Services Center, Early Childhood Studies Child Care Center, and a Silver certification for the Public Safety Training Complex

  • Recyled all construction waste including concrete

  • Switched from domestic water to untreated well water in Oct. 2015 for the college’s sports fields, which netted a savings of $93,000. In 2016, the north half of the campus will be switched to the untreated well water, with a forecasted savings of $55,000

  • Ensured that the majority of irrigation controllers on campus are weather-based

  • Initiated a new software system called Arbor Pro, which identifies all trees on campus and the health of the trees for maximum carbon offset

  • Replaced all air handlers, ventilation systems, and boilers with high-efficient low-energy systems

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Brent Jordan

Brent Jordan
Fire Academy Student

"I chose the fire technology program at Allan Hancock because of what it can provide for me. It's giving me a step above the other academies and throughout the state. Graduates of this academy have gone on to be the chiefs and the captains that are going to be hiring us, so when we go in for interviews by being able to say that we graduated at this academy they know what we've experienced. Allan Hancock College has provided me with the physical and mental capabilities through the classroom training we do each day and the physical training we do each morning. This academy pushes you to your boundaries and then you begin to work on those weaknesses; your weaknesses then become your strengths so you're actually growing as a person. Allan Hancock has made a difference in my life it's really taught me who I am and where I want to be."
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