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Pomona briefs
By the numbers / The Richard C. Seaver Biology Building

How Green is Our Building? The Richard C. Seaver Biology Building was awarded a silver certificate from the U.S. Green Building Council under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria, placing it in the top 1 percent of all academic laboratory buildings in the country for energy-conscious design. But what, exactly, does that mean in terms of everyday usage?

Here, thanks to some fancy calculations by Pomona's campus planners, are a few examples:

-- The "cool roof" materials save approximately 2.6 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year. That equates to the burning of 269 gallons of gasoline.
-- Water reduction measures save 35,200 gallons of water per year. That's enough to do 782 loads of laundry or flush a toilet 7,040 times.
-- The atrium's 2.5-kilowatt solar panels save five megawatt hours per year. That's enough to brew 25,000 pots of coffee or microwave 100,000 burritos.
Overall, the Seaver Building's energy measures save 1,280,868 kBtu's per year, which equals 375,385 kilowatt hours or 112.6 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. That's the equivalent of 34 tons of waste diverted from the landfill, 238 barrels of oil or enough electricity to power 13 homes for a year. The building exceeds California energy-related design codes by 10 percent, which translates directly into energy savings of $75,000 per year.

Campus Quotes

Civil Rights /Angela Davis

"The immigrant rights movement is the civil rights movement of this era."
Civil rights icon Angela Davis at Bridges Hall of Music in February.

Theatre / Luis Valdez
"She gave me the greatest gift that a teacher could give any student: the rest of my life." Father of Chicano Theatre Luis Valdez at Seaver Theatre in February.

Rankings / Top 20 Wired Colleges
Feeling Wired
Pomona College was named one of the nation's "Top 20 Wired Colleges" for 2007 by PC Magazine and The Princeton Review. The list honors colleges with the most comprehensive-in size, scope and quality-computing and technology offerings. "In sunny Southern California, Pomona College students attend classes in rooms with interactive display boards and 42-inch plasma screens. There is also 24/7 tech support and access to the Sakai online collaboration system," reported PC Magazine in ranking Pomona at No. 19 on the list.
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