5 Universities First to Receive new APPA Sustainability Award
We would like to take a moment to congratulate the first ever APPA* Sustainability Award recipients. This newly instituted category was created to promote and reward achievement in the increasingly important role of Sustainability in the world of higher education.
JouleX is excited about the work that we do with educational institutions around the world, to help them toward their sustainability and cost reduction goals, and we think it’s great to see recognition institutions are getting it right!
Congratulations to the five universities to receive the 2012 APPA Sustainability Award:
- University of British Columbia - Their UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) was established in 2010.
- The University of California - Irvine – UC Irvine began implementing sustainability practices in 2003, and since then has won recognition for this program with over two dozen awards.
- Emory University – Their Sustainability Initiative was officially begun in 2001, and has grown over the last decade to include energy and water conservation, green building, recycling, and four other defined focus areas.
- American University – With the university president signing a carbon neutrality pledge in 2008, AU has been making great strides toward sustainability ever since and is one of the first schools in the nation to have achieved a STARS Gold rating (between 65 and 80 points) with a score of 69.90 in 2011.
- University of Prince Edward Island – UPEI established an Office of Sustainability and Energy Management in 2007 that “works to coordinate sustainable practices and projects on campus that touches on all aspects of campus life”.
If you’re ready to take your institution’s sustainability initiatives beyond switching CFL light bulbs, you’re ready to see what JouleX Energy Manager can do for you. Contact us today to learn how we can help you save costs and gain efficiencies around your university or college campus.
*APPA, now simply identified by its former initials, was originally known as Association of Superintendents of Buildings and Grounds in 1914, but the name of the organization has changed over the decades to reflect evolution of both the organization and the institutions it serves. The APPA has also been known as Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges, The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers.
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