Sustainability

Energy & OperationsSustainability Bicycles

  • Seahawk Crossing was built to LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver Certification standards. Some of the sustainable aspects of the Crossing include:
    • every toilet, faucet and shower head utilizes low-flow plumbing
    • utilization of natural light as much as possible
    • ENERGY STAR™ appliances installed
    • 100% outside air found in the common areas
    • underground infiltration system to minimize runoff
    • pervious pavement to reduce runoff and pollutants
    • low VOC carpet and construction materials
    • utilization of recycled and local building material
    • parking deck has "filling" stations for electric/hybrid vehicles
    • covered bicycle parking
    • cleaning products are "Green Seal" approved
    • convenient recycling in every building
    • 75% of demolition and construction waste was diverted from the landfill
  • The Student Recreational Center expansion was built to LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver Certification standards. Some of the sustainable aspects of the Rec Center include: 
    • convenient recycling in every building
    • 75% of demolition and construction waste was diverted from the landfill
    • solar panel to maintain minimal temperature of leisure pool
    • utilization of natural light as much as possible
    • compact fluorescent flood lights in fitness center
    • LED lights in all scoreboards
    • occupancy sensors in bathrooms and housekeeping closets
    • easily accessible recycling bins
    • low-flow foam soap
    • maximized laundry loads
    • paper recycling in all offices
    • climbing wall floor composed of recycled rubber
  • UNCW awarded Bicycle Friendly University bronze level
  • A completed Multi-Modal Transportation Study provides recommendations for a more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly campus
  • Seahawk Shuttle ridership has increased 17% since 2012
  • UNCW leads the UNC System in 2015 energy reduction time line goals, surpassing the 30% reduction requirement by the UNC-GA
  • Boilers have been replaced with high efficiency units
  • All lighting fixtures on Chancellor's Walk, Wagoner Dining Hall and Trask Coliseum have been replaced with LED bulbs
  • Solar powered crosswalk signs can be found along the Cross-City Trail
  • Storm water drainage improved with impervious pavement
  • Programmable thermostats installed throughout campus
  • Faucets with low-flow heads installed throughout campus
  • Installation of storm water vaults for reuse
  • Installation of irrigation water distribution line
  • Electric vehicles used by Landscaping and Parking Enforcement
  • Performance Contracting Stage I completed, Stage II in progress
  • Replacement of housekeeping chemicals with "Green Seal" approved alternatives
  • Self Service Bike Repair Stations have been placed outside of Fisher Student Center, Wagoner Dining Hall and Randall Library
  • The Teal Terminal, located outside of the Fisher Student Union and beside the bus loop, is equipped with screens that provide riders with the estimated time of arrival for the shuttles and to inform them of any maintenance or safety issues
  • Printing Services offers Eco-friendly specialty and promotional items