Raritan Valley Community College is the state’s first institution of higher education to be recognized as a New Jersey Sustainable Business by the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC).
Launched by the NJSBDC in 2014, the New Jersey Sustainable Business Registry is an internet site where businesses that have implemented sustainable business practices can register their achievements and be recognized.
For over a decade, RVCC has worked to create a more sustainable campus across a range of criteria. Examples of the College’s sustainability-related achievements include reducing energy usage by installing LED lighting and occupancy sensors; running a cogeneration plant and upgrading HVAC equipment; reducing water usage by collecting storm water for watering plants and for use in toilets in two buildings; and installing four level-2 electric car charging stations, which are free to use and open to the public. In 2009, RVCC became the first community college in the country to sign an environmental stewardship agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, the College’s newly adopted Strategic Plan formalizes its commitment to sustainability by including environmental stewardship in one of the four key focus areas.
For information about the NJ Sustainable Business Registry, visit: http://registry.njsbdc.com/.
Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium. RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses, and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.