CAMPUS WATER CONSERVATION:
Public restrooms in Gallogly Events Center, Centennial Hall, University Center, Osborne Science and Engineering Center, and Campus Services Building feature low-flow urinals and toilets, and aerated faucets. Most of the toilets are dual-flush systems: pulling up on the handle uses less water for liquid waste, and pushing down on the handle uses more water for solid waste. The handles are also covered with a special anti-microbial film to help prevent disease transmission. The University intends to retrofit all restrooms on campus with similar water-saving fixtures.
Greening of State Government
UCCS is a state university and therefore is charged by the State of Colorado "to take a position of leadership in the new energy economy. State government will reduce energy consumption, increase the use of renewable energy sources, increase the energy efficiency and decrease the environmental impact of the state vehicle fleet, implement environmental purchasing standards and reduce waste and increase recycling." On April, 2007, Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., signed the Greening of State Government Executive Orders D011 07 and D012 07, which sets a goal of reducing water use from 2007 levels by 10% on or before June 30, 2012. At this time, UCCS is behind on achieving this goal, as shown in the chart below: