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Wake Forest Earns 2013 Tree Campus USA Recognition

Wake Forest was recently recognized by Mary Sweeney, the Program Manager of the Arbor Day Foundation with 2013 Tree Campus USA recognition. Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. To obtain this distinction, Wake Forest University has met the five core standards for sustainable campus forestry required by Tree Campus USA, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus…

Read more March 18, 2014

Landscaping Services’ Employees Earn Certifications

Facilities & Campus Services believes that by striving to better themselves, employees’ achievements provide for the betterment of the University community as a whole and helps to maintain Wake Forest University as one of the leading universities in the nation. Congratulations to the Landscaping Services’ employees below on their accomplishments and commitments to professional development both nationally and internationally.    The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced that David Davis of Winston-Salem, N.C. has become the 142nd grounds management professional to successfully complete its Certified Grounds Manager (CGM) program.   The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced that Kevin Cook of Winston-Salem,…

Read more June 11, 2013
Wake Forest University in Top 5 for Water Conservation again this year!

Wake Forest University in Top 5 for Water Conservation again this year!

Congratulations Palmer and Piccolo Hall residents for winning the WFU CCN2013 by accomplishing the greatest reduction in electricity consumption with a 23.4% reduction, yielding 9,532 kWh saved. This is very exciting due to the fact that these two buildings are the least energy efficient on account of its original construction intended for temporary use! Way to go! Congratulations again Palmer and Piccolo Hall residents for also winning WFU CCN2013 by reducing their water consumption by 35.1%, saving 16,823 gallons of water! Wake Forest was among the top 5 schools with greatest average percent reduction in water! Total energy saved at…

Read more May 16, 2013
Important Information about Mold

Important Information about Mold

What you need to know: Mold spores are ubiquitous.  They are located indoors and outdoors just about everywhere on earth. Mold can easily travel indoors through open doors and windows as well as on clothing and shoes. To help prevent mold growth: Do not open windows while heating or cooling units are operating.  This will cause condensation and may contribute to mold growth. Do not leave wet or damp clothes, towels or shoes in closets.  Set them out on a drying rack until completely dry. Do not place potted plants or any other source of moisture on or around heating…

Read more March 14, 2013
Conservation Tips for the Holiday Season

Conservation Tips for the Holiday Season

As we look forward to time away from campus, each of you can help to conserve energy during the break with just a few simple steps before you leave for the holidays. Before leaving for any extended period, please: Shut down desktop and laptop computers unless instructed otherwise by IS or administrative staff. If your computer, speakers, phone charger, etc., are all on one power strip, turn off the power strip after shutting down your computer. Unplug nonessential equipment such as copiers, fax machines, printers, scanners, and chargers. Most equipment draws electricity even when turned off. Unplug all appliances, including…

Read more December 17, 2012

Campus Conservation Nationals 2012 – WFU in Top 5 for water conservation!

  Congratulations Bostwick & Johnson Hall residents for winning the WFU CCN2012 by reducing their electrical energy use by 12.2%! Congratulations Collins Hall residents for winning WFU CCN2012 by reducing their water consumption by 16.2%! Total Energy Saved at WFU 8,445 kWhTotal Water Saved at WFU 104,706 gallons (one of the top 5 schools in water conservation)Total Energy saved in 1191 buildings entering the competition all over the US: 1,739,746 kWh resulting in a reduction of 2,642,287 lbs. of CO2 with a saving of $157,925 Collectively CCN2012 saved enough energy to take 151 average sized homes off the electrical grid for 1 year!…

Read more April 27, 2012