Institutional Closing

alert icon BCTC campuses and offices will be closed starting on December 16, 2017. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 with normal operating hours. Have a wonderful holiday and a great new year!

Vision

The 2007 energy prices and the 5% cut in our operations fund will certainly affect the Bluegrass Community and Technical College's energy expenditures. Energy is one of our most critical, yet under-appreciated resources. For this reason, the entire BCTC Community must work together to conserve all forms of energy. Each person within BCTC plays a vital role in helping to control energy costs through deliberate, continued conservation. The success of this energy conservation initiative depends upon the concerted effort, dedication and determination of all faculty, staff and students. The BCTC Community plays a vital role in conserving energy by becoming knowledgeable, adopting new energy-efficient habits, and being vigilant in watching for energy waste. This energy reduction could save $50,000.00 (est.) the first year if it receives campus support. In the coming years, we could invest these savings into more controls and this would greatly improve the indoor comfort. However, the success of this energy conservation initiative depends upon all of us to do our part.

As we start with the winter phase of the initiative, we are aware that some buildings have historically experienced temperature control problems, and we are working to resolve those concerns wherever possible. To this end, Facilities Operations have committed to give comfort complaints priority second only to safety issues. The BCTC Sustainability Task Force members are working on developing and implementing additional energy savings ideas for the spring and summer seasons. In the weeks ahead, you will learn more from this Sustainability Task Force and be able to track our progress on our website in the near future.

The Sustainability Task Force will report our progress in achieving energy savings and celebrate our achievements. We hope you will offer new ideas and suggestions as we discover more ways to support this community effort. Please distribute this announcement to members in your department who do not regularly access e-mail, and share your comments or questions with David T. Lynn at extension 246-6740 or via e-mail at david.lynn@kctcs.edu.