Santa Clara University

Center for Sustainability Banner

Sustainability Update

Back to Blog

Did You Know?

Thursday, Mar. 11, 2010

Santa Clara University recycled two tons of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) filter waste in 2009. The discarded filters were used by HVAC Systems & Solutions to create energy. Santa Clara's filter waste generated 1200 kWh of clean energy--the equivalent of 22 trees sequestering carbon for 10 years.

Tags: Buildings and Grounds, Did You Know?, Energy



The Center for Sustainability sends Sustainability Updates to SCU students, faculty, and staff through non-Essential SCU Global E-Mail Distribution Lists. Others are welcome to subscribe to these monthly e-mails using this link.


Read past Sustainability Update articles. Articles are sorted by tags for quick browsing. Visit the archives.

Suggest future content

Have a suggestion for a program or person we should showcase? Want an upcoming event included next month? Please contact the Center for Sustainability with your idea.