Corrections continues to work hard at reducing fuel and energy/heating
consumption as well as solid waste disposal and has achieved significant
reductions in 2010.
Washington DOC has
been recognized by the National Institute of Corrections in its The Greening of
Corrections Report for our Sustainable Prisons Project.
DOC has achieved a 12 percent decrease in energy use per square
foot and a 21 percent decrease in energy use per offender since 2005.
DOC Transportation Fuel Consumption has decreased by 15 percent
from 2004 to 2010.
Solid Waste Information
DOC has achieved a 51 percent reduction in
solid waste disposal per offender per day compared to 2004. This figure
includes the above average volume generated from the McNeil Island closure
DOC has achieved a 45 percent reduction in
solid waste sent to landfill compared to 2009.
Reuse and Recycle
DOC has achieved significant operational
savings through innovative reuse efforts within our facilities. Examples of these programs include the
Medical Equipment Repair, a program serving facilities statewide and the
Clothing and Shoe Reissue Program.
Average energy consumption should reduce as older, less
energy efficient facilities and housing units close or are replaced by newer,
more efficient housing units such as the ones at Coyote Ridge Corrections
Center and the Washington State Penitentiary.
DOC will continue to focus on energy
use reductions at prisons with older, less efficient physical plants; however,
significant investments would be needed to achieve the 10% reduction target.
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