Logan Continues Environmentally Friendly Campus Program
April 11, 2012
Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs is going green. According to Bill Wharton, Logan’s plant superintendent, Logan has made great strides over the past four years in becoming a more environmentally friendly campus, especially in its building efficiencies.
"Ninety percent of the cleaning products we use are certified green and we use only recycled paper towels and tissue paper," says Wharton. "We have a simple stream recycling program that produces about 32 cubic yards of recycling materials every week and, whenever possible, we also utilize compact fluorescent overhead lights in classrooms and offices. The T8 flourescent bulbs are much more efficient than the T12 we used to use."
Wharton explained that Logan has also experienced a savings' efficiency with the installation of new energy-efficient windows and air handlers. "We've replaced the original 1962-era windows in the front of the main administration building and have plans to replace the remainder as soon as we can. In addition, we have installed new energy efficient air handlers in our campus health center, learning resource center and cafeteria."
"Becoming a 'greener' campus puts Logan's environmental consciousness into action and enhances the appeal of our modern facilities and beautiful campus," says Dr. Boyd A. Bradshaw, vice president of enrollment management. "It raises awareness and instills pride in who we are and what we do."
About Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs
Established in 1935, Logan has 950 students, representing most states and several foreign countries, at its 112-acre campus in Chesterfield, Mo., a western suburb of St. Louis, and is one of the largest chiropractic colleges or universities in North America. Logan's campus also houses the state-of-the-art BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center, which is specifically designed to treat athletic injuries. The college provides health and wellness care for patients in the St. Louis metropolitan area through seven local health centers in St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.