Diablo Valley College is committed to sustainable policies and practices that reduce the campus ecological footprint.
The Commons Project. The entire project is a showcase for sustainable development, both inside and out. Many of the green features of the project are created out of synergies between the building and landscape including captured water runoff that is treated in storm water gardens, and re-using for plumbing within the building. This project is expected to achieve LEED Gold. For more information about the Commons Project, click here
New Transit Center
Our gorgeous new transit center makes taking public transportation to campus easier than ever. The County Connection offers new hybrid buses on many transit lines. Last year 3,528 Metric Tons of Greenhouse gases (CO2e) were saved by people who chose County Connection instead of driving.
The solar panels in the parking lots are saving thousands of dollars on energy costs while protecting our our cars from the winter rain, and summer heat.
Program offerings for Alternative Energy Systems
The photovoltaic systems program at Diablo Valley College prepares students for jobs such as photovoltaic systems installers, designers and sales people. Students gain both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in areas related to construction and energy.
Environmental Sustainability Committee
An environmental sustainability is in place to promote environmental awareness among faculty, staff, and students.
The committee develops recommendations to the college that are designed to:
promote throughout the College community conservation of resources, energy efficiency, waste reduction and recycling, pollution prevention, increased reliance on renewable resources, and other measures consistent with sustainable living.
Download the DVC sustainable brochure