Sustainability at Indiana Tech
Welcome. Here you will find information about our current sustainability practices, as well as future goals and plans.
The Sustainability Committee's mission is to research, develop, recommend, assist in the execution of and promote awareness of current and future projects, activities and sustainability practices for the University. Current members:
- Steve Dusseau, professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering
- Doris Foss, administrative assistant in academics
- Justin Elder, buildings & grounds
- Jeffrey Melton, creative services
- Angela Schuricht, assistant professor of English
- Kevon Warren, senior energy engineering major
Indiana Tech participates in a number of activities and partnerships for sustainability, including:
- offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Energy Engineering.
- receiving LEED® Gold certification for the renovation of the Wilfred Uytengsu, Sr. Center.
- promoting a rigorous, campus-wide recycling program, with receptacles in every building for paper and cardboard, plastic, and aluminum cans as well as accepting a long list of household items and materials.
- contracting with MJV Group, the first green-certified building services company in Indiana, for office cleaning.
- being a founding member of the Northeast Indiana Sustainable Business Council (NISBC), whose mission “is to advance sustainability practices by the business sector through education and certification in collaboration with nonprofit, business, government and education organizations.”
- being co-permittee holder with the city of Fort Wayne through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). The City of Fort Wayne and other cities in Allen County have formed The Allen County Partnership for Water Quality (ACPWQ) to provide education, information, and outreach concerning issues impacting and impacted by storm water. Learn more about storm water.
- taking part in an Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) peer audit program, which takes a proactive approach for universities to meet requirements set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- receiving a $46,884 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) to install new lighting in the Schaefer Center in the main gym and indoor track, funded through the U.S. Department of Energy and administered in Indiana by the Indiana Office of Energy Development.