Green campus upgrades at Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory, Hollywood, FL.
Updated: May 16
Bro. Jack Ventura, SM, Director of Mission Integration and the Ministry Lead for the Marianist Family Encounter Project, shares CMCP’s upgrades for green initiatives.
Our CMCP Educational Community is excited to announce significant upgrades to our campus as we commit to green initiatives to reduce waste and improve sustainability on campus. We have implemented a trash compactor system that will compress our waste by 80%, reducing the frequency of waste pickups and ultimately reducing our carbon footprint.
Additionally, we have installed new trash and recycling bins throughout our facilities to encourage the proper disposal of materials. These new bins are labeled with symbols and colors that indicate the type of materials that can be placed in them.
During the summer, we will also make significant upgrades to our campus. A major project will be the renovation of our Campus Chapel. In our design, we made a conscious decision to install impact windows. While impact windows are designed to withstand high winds and flying debris during hurricanes and tropical storms, they are also energy efficient, reduce carbon emissions, and are designed to last longer than traditional windows.
Another initiative we will work on during the summer is to replace our traditional lights with LED energy-efficient lighting. This transition will conserve 80% less energy, lower energy costs, reduce carbon emissions, and will last 25 times longer than our current incandescent bulbs.
The CMCP Educational Community is extremely grateful to our exceptional Facilities and Maintenance Staff who make our green initiatives come to reality.
From left to right: Jonathan Quintana, Facilities Maintenance Specialist; Marlen Cubillos, Day Porter; Miquel Caban, Facilities Director.