Santa Monica College won the statewide annual Energy and Sustainability Awards competition in the facilities and operations category, officials announced Wednesday.

In 2012, the SMC Energy Project was developed and approved by the college’s Board of Trustees, and included three main projects: replacing nine old and inefficient boilers; replacing 11,000 of the approximately 16,000 light fixtures on the campus; and a comprehensive renovation of the SMC Center for Environmental and Urban Studies.

In 2009, SMC was named a winner of Santa Monica’s Sustainable Quality Awards for its progressive environmental practices and programs that range from education to recycling to transportation.

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