South Campus Gateway is committed to incorporating sustainability in our business practices. We strive to reduce our carbon footprint and to increase our environmental stewardship.
Gateway collects and recycles all sustainable waste daily from its retailers, offices and apartments. On average, more than 12 tons of waste is recycled monthly.
Gateway purchased four "recycled" single-stream recycling compactors, to facilitate a streamlined and simplified recycling program for all office workers, residential tenants, business owners, and visitors.
In addition to the waste collected on South Campus Gateway property, we collect litter along the east side of High Street in the University District, and recycle it here at Gateway. Also, there are 4 collection sites on property for batteries as well as CFL and fluorescent light bulbs.
The Gateway parking garage now features approximately 100 bicycle, scooter and motorcycle parking spaces on its first level. To encourage bicycling as a means of transportation, there is no charge to park your bicycle in the South Campus Gateway Parking Garage.
The South Campus Gateway Parking Garage boasts 58 Low Emission Fuel Efficient (LEFE) parking spots, which provide short-term, premium parking spaces for low-emission vehicles. The Green Spot Parking Program is intended to educate and inform parkers of alternative Low Emission, Fuel Efficient, or No Emission vehicles, while rewarding green friendly patrons for their vehicle choice. The LEFE Spots are closest to the shops, eateries, and attractions at South Campus Gateway. All visitors driving qualified vehicles are eligible for these spaces. To see if your vehicle qualifies for as low emission, click here.
South Campus Gateway uses environmentally friendly paper towel dispenser systems in all common restrooms, kitchens, and break rooms. All office restrooms are equipped with conservation flush handles, allowing for a 30% reduction in water consumption. Environmentally friendly cleaning products are utilized in all areas of South Campus Gateway.
In collaboration with The Ohio State University, 52 new trees were planted throughout the South Campus Gateway property. Significant consideration was given to forestry and conservation standards to ensure planting of a diverse population of species to produce a positive environmental effect.
The Ohio State University has a comprehensive approach, engaging its many resources, to lead the way in sustainability research, practices, and initiatives.
Visit http://sustainability.osu.edu/ for more information.
The Gateway parking garage installed, as a pilot project, a "plug-in" parking station for hybrid and electric vehicles on the Gateway garage first floor. The "plug-in" station offers premium parking and free charging for all electric vehicles.
Fusian, in partnership with South Campus Gateway, is the first of the Gateway businesses to compost all of their food and materials waste!
Colstone uses eco-friendly PET cups for all of their shakes and smoothies, which allow for greater recycling use!
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