Linfield College is a signatory to the President’s Climate Commitment, and espouses an ethos of environmental sustainability and reduction of its carbon footprint.
To reduce its carbon footprint and to meet the challenges of the President’s Climate Commitment, Linfield College will construct or remodel buildings to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver equivalent standards. These standards include energy and water efficiencies, indoor air quality, and resource recycling.
This policy shall be distributed to design teams and contractors working on such capital projects. Consideration will be given to going through the certification process, but is not necessarily required.
Linfield College is committed to purchasing Energy Star certified appliances whenever possible and financially reasonable. This includes refrigerators, computers, laundry equipment, and other appropriate appliances that have an energy rating. All departments that purchase equipment shall seek an energy efficient alternative whenever possible.