Goshen College wins MACOG Partners for Clean Air award
Published Apr 26, 2018
Goshen College received the 2018 Partners for Clean Air award from the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) at their annual awards luncheon on April 25, 2018 in Elkhart.
MACOG recognized Goshen College as a leader in energy conservation and land management. Over the last several years, Goshen College has converted 12 out of about 55 acres of lawn to native landscaping, which improved air quality and reduced mowing, irrigation and use of chemical herbicides. The college has also steadily reduced its energy consumption through energy efficiency improvements such as smart LED lighting and digitized energy management and added solar thermal and geothermal technologies. The campus electrical consumption has returned to 1992 levels and gas consumption is 30% less than it was at that time, all while increasing building square footage by 60 percent.