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Facilities Department Controls Group wins 2018 football “Greenest Group on Campus” award

Posted by on Friday, November 30, 2018 in Athletics, GHG, Green Building, News, Sustainability Competition, Sustainability Project.

The Facilities department’s Controls Group has been named winner of the 2018 Vanderbilt football sustainability competition.

The group celebrated its title of “greenest group on campus” at the Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss game on Nov. 17 with a catered tailgate event, tickets to the game, an autographed football from Coach Derek Mason and an on-field award presentation during the game. Accepting the award on behalf of the group was Michael Perry and Brian Davis.

The sustainability competition, presented by Waste ManagementVanderbilt Athletics and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), invited all Vanderbilt groups, teams, departments, classes and campus organizations to compete for the title of “greenest group on campus” by detailing what sustainable actions their group routinely implement to reduce, reuse or recycle; save energy or water; use mass transit and alternative transportation options; or any other innovative sustainability programs going on within their department or organization.

The Facilities department Controls Group was recognized for their efforts to increase energy efficiency in campus buildings using an online energy management system, detecting mechanical failures, and recycling faulty equipment and scrap materials.

For more information on the Controls Group, visit the Plant Operations website. Learn more about Waste Management and how they encourage us to “think green” on their website. For more information on how you can participate in future sustainability competitions, visit the SustainVU website or email

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