Muh­len­berg named top per­former in 2019 Sus­tain­able Cam­pus In­dex

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Muh­len­berg Col­lege has been rec­og­nized as a top per­former in the 2019 Sus­tain­able Cam­pus In­dex, re­ceiv­ing a score of 100% for best prac­tices in the area of wa­ter con­ser­va­tion. The col­lege tied for fourth among higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions na­tion­ally for wa­ter con­ser­va­tion and re­use.

The col­lege was rec­og­nized for a 52% re­duc­tion in wa­ter us­age over five years. Land­scape ini­tia­tives in­cluded elim­i­nat­ing wa­ter hoses and fa­vor­ing na­tive plants and hardy grasses. The plant op­er­a­tions depart­ment also de­cen­tral­ized the boiler plant. The cam­pus’ mul­ti­ple new boil­ers use less wa­ter and are more ef­fi­cient, leaky pipes are no longer in use and an or­ganic wa­ter soft­ener ad­di­tive en­ables wa­ter to be reused in the boiler sys­tem, mit­i­gat­ing is­sues with Al­len­town’s hard wa­ter.

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