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Lane Community College
Location Eugene, OR
Organization Type Education (Higher)
Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) 2,069,742
Percentage Green Power 12%
Percent of Green Power Use Third-Party Certified (excluding On-site) 1%
Organization-wide Partner Yes
Partner's Reporting Period 7/1/2013 - 6/1/2014
Latest Annual Report Received On 11/3/2014
Environmental Web Page exit EPA
Partner Profile
For 50 years, Lane Community College has been transforming lives through learning. Lane is a learning-centered community college that provides affordable, quality, lifelong educational opportunities.

Historically Lane has shown leadership in adopting renewable energy as a path toward crafting solutions to its own and the world's environmental challenges. Examples of the college’s strategies to fulfill its 2005 Talloires Declaration and 2006 American College and University President's Climate commitments include:
  • The purchase of 10% of offsite renewable energy.
  • Offset the all electricity use with 1% of on site renewable energy generation.
  • Instituting a revolving loan fund for energy conservation and renewable energy projects.
  • Developing a strategy for becoming carbon neutral.
  • Allocating $830,000 for on-site renewable energy from a recent $83 million capital project bond.

Lane uses about 2 megawatts of renewable energy annually from onsite and off site generation resources. An annual review of renewable energy resources is conducted by the college’s energy analyst and adjustments are made to green power purchases to support the college’s commitments.

The college has met and surpassed both of its renewable energy goals in 2014 and is currently drafting a new set of goals. Completing a major wind power purchase in 2006 and constructing a series of solar electric projects from 2005 thru 2013 are factors in the college’s success.

The biggest benefits of Lane’s commitment to green power have been our student and faculty involvement in constructing solar electric generation resources like the 36 KW Solar Station, three 1.8 KW arrays at Lane’s child care center, and a 11.8 KW learning lab at the new downtown center.


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