“CMC is committed to achieve climate neutrality through the development of a Campus Climate Action Plan that will effectively accelerate our current carbon neutrality goal of 2050.”
CURRENT CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION
CMC will soon double its campus footprint to over 150 acres, by expanding and fully developing the eastern half of the CMC campus.
The Roberts Campus
From our founding, CMC has always been a residential college, investing in the intersection of academic and social experiences. With the opportunity to double our campus size, we will continue to envision and reimagine how we live, work, and play as a community, while retaining the defining CMC characteristics in our residential and co-curricular experiences.
The College maintains a baseline LEED Silver Policy (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Recent construction, such as the Kravis Center and Roberts Pavilion, were certified LEED Gold. The new Robert Day Sciences Center is also on track for LEED Gold certification.
The College has converted a large percentage of campus lighting to LED.
Heating and Cooling
CMC deploys an energy-efficient central district chiller that improves efficiency by reducing electricity consumption and lowering peak demand with remote monitoring.
Renewable Power Sources
Electricity used on campus is partially generated from renewable sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal.
Composting and Food Recovery
All organic waste is composted with the City of Claremont; while all edible leftovers from the Athenaeum, the Hub, and Collins Dining Hall are donated to a local food bank in Upland.
Paper and plastic items are pre-sorted for recycling through the City of Claremont, while cardboard is recycled through an independent service provider.
Use of Sustainable Products
To encourage the use of reusable water bottles, bottle-filling stations are located in the majority of residence halls, administration, and academic buildings on campus.
CMC recycles tree trimmings and leaves through a green waste program.
Collins Dining Hall offers reusable, to-go containers and encourages use of permanent dining ware and flatware.
Innovations in Rainwater Capture
The College constructed bioswales, infiltration wells, and landscape elements designed to remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water, and percolate into the aquifier.
Water Conservation: Irrigation
CMC employs a centrally controlled, intelligent irrigation system that is integrated into a local weather station. This system uses evapotranspiration rates and measured rainfall data to determine the minimum water necessary to apply to each zone to meet plant material requirements.
Water Conservation: Plumbing
Faucets, shower heads, and toilets on campus are low-flow, high-efficiency fixtures.
Preserving and Planting
CMC is committed to preserving and maintaining landmark tree specimens, including California live oak, stone pine, and sycamore trees.
Access to Alternative Transportation
Students, faculty, and staff can ride Foothill Transit buses at no cost, with a Class Pass.
Rent or fix a bike at the CMC bike shop, located in the basement on the west side of Wohlford Hall.
Walking is the primary mode of campus transportation, as CMC is the ideal pedestrian-friendly environment.
Six electric vehicle charging stations are located in three parking lots (Bauer, Kravis, and south of Roberts Pavilion).