As citizens of Ashland, Virginia and the world, Randolph-Macon works to make our campus energy-efficient and to support our students, faculty, and staff in their efforts too.

What are we doing?

Our Key Green resources include:

  • Bright green recycling cans at various outside locations throughout campus.
  • Vehicle charging available at Andrews Hall.
  • Water bottle refill stations throughout campus.

Through changes small and large, our efforts behind the scenes help reduce our campus’s energy use:

  • Solar panels on Andrews Hall, Copley Hall, and the Marketing and Communications office.
  • A water reclamation system at Andrews Hall.
  • Composting of food waste from Estes Dining Hall.
  • Electricity and emissions monitoring and reporting.
  • Upgrades to HVAC systems including chillers and central boilers for efficient heating.
  • Facilities recycling of batteries, bulbs, and toner cartridges.
  • Database inventory, tracking and management of chemicals used in science labs and campus maintenance.

How you can help:

  • Keep recycling clean. Don’t add items that contaminate recycling, such as like food, liquid or plastic bags, or items that aren’t recyclable to bins and dumpsters. Learn more by clicking the link below.

LEED Certifications

LEED Certified Buildings: RMC currently has three buildings that are LEED certified.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

Practical, Measurable Strategies

RMC achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

  • The front of Andrews Hall.
    Andrews Hall: Platinum certified, solar panel arrays, water reclamation, and geothermal HVAC system.