Sustainability comes to the Dolan with solar-powered lighting, LEDs, and synthetic turf

The Dolan Field House now has 3 solar-powered path lights behind the baseball field. This model is being trialed for additional use on campus, and so far it is working well!

Dolan’s main gym was retrofitted with all LED (light emitting diode) lamps, replacing the fluorescents that had replaced the halogens 3 years ago and illustrating Clark’s commitment to continual improvement as technology becomes appropriate. The LEDs have a life expectancy of up to 10 years and will reduce energy consumption by up to 30% over the fluorescent lamps.

The soccer field was refinished in synthetic turf, which will eliminate chemicals used in fertilizers and herbicides, reduce carbon emissions from constant mowing and even reduce line painting!

Learn more about Clark’s sustainability improvements at Sustainable Clark.