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1 SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES

2 E DUCATION C ORPORATION OF A MERICA Sustainability Initiatives

3 E DUCATION C ORPORATION OF A MERICA Sustainability Initiatives

4 A BOUT U S Education Corporation of America … the first and only college entirely focused on preparing graduates for careers in the rapidly growing fields of renewable energy, sustainable design, and energy efficiency – with practical, hands-on training designed to meet the demands of employers in the green economy. Who we are ….. 23 Campuses, 18,000+ Students

5 E DUCATION C ORPORATION OF A MERICA Ecotech Mission Statement To provide a life changing student experience by delivering career education that is focused on individual development, enabling students to be successful in their new careers and generating future demand for our graduates.

6 Renewable Energy Technology Renewable Energy Technology E DUCATION C ORPORATION OF A MERICA Ecotech Institute Programs Wind Energy Technology Environmental Technology Solar Energy Technology Energy Efficiency Electrical Engineering Technology Electrical Engineering Technology Energy and Environmental Paralegal Energy and Environmental Paralegal Sustainable Interior Design* Renewable Energy TechnologyEnvironmental Sustainability Associate Degree of Applied Science, 96 credit hours *Sustainable Interior Design - Certificate Program

7 E DUCATION C ORPORATION OF A MERICA Welcome to Ecotech Institute

8 E DUCATION C ORPORATION OF A MERICA Welcome to Ecotech Institute

9 E DUCATION C ORPORATION OF A MERICA Sustainability Initiatives Guiding Principles: When making a decision, all things being equal, we will choose the more environmentally-responsible option. We will apply what we learn, about conducting business in a sustainable manner, to educate & empower our staff & students to make their own environmentally-responsible decisions. Vision: Carbon neutral. Zero landfill. Socially responsible. Ecologically sustainable

10 E DUCATION C ORPORATION OF A MERICA Sustainability Initiatives

11 E DUCATION C ORPORATION OF A MERICA Sustainability Initiatives Solution: Recycle with Intercon Solutions! Certifications include RIOS & R2, NAID, ISO 9001, and OHSAS Provide complete recycling with absolutely no reselling, no remarketing, no landfilling and no incineration. Problem: 25,000 pounds of outdated computers and other electronic equipment.

12 E DUCATION C ORPORATION OF A MERICA Sustainability Initiatives

13 E DUCATION C ORPORATION OF A MERICA Sustainability Initiatives Fun Facts Ecotech zero-client technology is saving the equivalent energy of 62 microwave ovens running 12 hours a day, 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year! Green IT: Server virtualization/ zero client efforts

14 E DUCATION C ORPORATION OF A MERICA Sustainability Initiatives Across Campuses: Culinard – Jones Valley Urban Farm partnership, composting Golf Academy – Recycling glass, plastic, cardboard, paper, aluminum Virginia College – Mass transportation vouchers for students Ecotech as Incubator: New campuses in 2011 to be zero client.


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