CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (February 20, 2017)–Kirkwood Community College has been recognized with 2016 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the sixth time the college has received the honor. Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day […]
Kirkwood’s wind turbine on main campus Turbine offsets main campus electrical power needs by 24 percent Cedar Rapids, Iowa (April 22, 2015)-The wind turbine on Kirkwood Community College’s main campus has surpassed the $1 million dollar mark for total electricity generated. The energy produced reduces the college’s electrical carbon footprint by nearly one quarter. The […]
A look at the top five news stories for Kirkwood Community College for April 2015.
Kirkwood’s Washington County Regional Center Kirkwood Community College has been building environmentally friendly halls since 2006, and has been retrofitting existing structures that predate the first geo-thermal facility. In addition to green heating and cooling, Kirkwood installed a wind turbine on its main campus in Cedar Rapids in February 2012. This turbine acts as a […]
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Kirkwood Wins Two Iowa Environmental Excellence Awards Energy efficiency and environmental stewardship are standard operating procedures at Kirkwood Community College. Now the state of Iowa is recognizing the college for its hard work and green thinking. Kirkwood is one of just 12 organizations and businesses to win an Environmental Excellence award from […]
Green energy with a blue background Kirkwood Community College’s wind turbine is now in operation and generating electricity. Taking roughly a month to build the tower sections and attach the rotor assembly, it took more than another week to commission the 417-foot tall, $5.2 million structure. Each blade weighs 30,000 pounds, and on top of […]