Green Center

Welcome to the Green Center at Lincoln Land Community College. The Green Center serves as a resource for LLCC students, faculty and staff as well as Springfield-area businesses and community members who are seeking information related to green jobs training and sustainability.

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Lincoln Land Community College offers green industry and sustainability training opportunities for professionals in a variety of fields.

We are always looking for new training options to offer on campus and in the community, so if you see a need for a green industry-related training not listed here please contact us.

Students, faculty and staff at LLCC have committed to campus sustainability.

  • The Kreher Agriculture Center uses ground-source geothermal system for heating and cooling.
  • The Kreher Agriculture Center and Montgomery Hall have energy efficient LED lights.
    • These buildings also include daylight harvesting sensors to dim interior lights on sunny days and occupancy sensors in all rooms to turn lights off after the room is vacated.
  • Solar panels have been added to the roofs of both LLCC-Jacksonville and LLCC-Litchfield to offset energy consumption.
  • The entire LLCC-Litchfield campus has installed energy efficient LED lights.
  • LLCC-Springfield, main campus has started the process of replacing all parking lot and building mounted lights with energy efficient LED lights.
  • LLCC-Springfield, main campus has plans to begin a phased installation of interior building lights in all buildings with energy efficient LED lights.

2017 Illinois Sustainability Award

LLCC has been named one of 22 organizations across the state to win a 2017 Illinois Sustainability Award. From global corporations to small specialized businesses, the Illinois Sustainability Awards recognize significant achievements toward keeping the state’s economy green and going strong. LLCC was recognized for its commitment to sustainable campus operations.

Energy efficient upgrades to LLCC campus facilities have included replacing aged boilers and chillers with high efficiency units, replacing constant volume air handlers with variable air volume handlers, replacing windows with energy efficient models and installing energy management systems.

The college adopted the use of 26 green cleaning products and switched all vending machines to Energy Star compliant models. The college paper reduction project has reduced paper usage across the campus by an average of 13 percent. Communal garden space has grown to 42 garden beds, two bee hives and two high tunnel greenhouses used to raise vegetables throughout the year.

In addition, 15 acres of native prairie landscapes at LLCC replaced high maintenance grass and created habitats for native wildlife. The native plant species added to the grounds provide learning opportunities for biology and environmental students. Establishing the prairies saved money, time and an estimated 200 gallons of gas, formerly used for mowing, annually.