Utilities, Energy & Sustainability manages the sustainability program goals to assure program alignment with the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment. The commitment requires that a comprehensive inventory of all greenhouse emissions produced from electrical and fossil fuel utilities be maintained and updated annually and also requires development of action plans for pursuing climate neutrality. New facilities are designed and constructed to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification. Waste minimization is promoted through competitive participation among State University System institutions.
UWF Earns "Green College" Recognition by Princeton Review
In partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, The Princeton Review produced "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition" and recognized The University of West Florida as "one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the USA and Canada." On April 20, 2011, this second annual edition guidebook profiled 308 higher education institutions in the U.S. and three in Canada. This was UWF's first time being recognized.
In order to receive "Green College" Recognition, institutions must receive a Green Rating of 80 or higher on a scale from 60-99. The criteria that the Princeton Review considers is as follows:
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