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Vanderbilt recognized by the Summit for Campus Sustainability

Posted in NEWS on Friday, October 15th, 2010

Vanderbilt University received the Energy Efficiency Leadership Award during this year’s Summit for Campus Sustainability: 2010 Campus Sustainability Awards. This award is given by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy to universities that have demonstrated a commitment to energy efficiency through innovative design and policy.

Having completed nearly a dozen LEED projects, including the recent LEED certification of One Hundred Oaks, Vanderbilt has not only shown its commitment to an efficient built environment, but has also presented a great example in the region for sustainable campuses and communities.

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. It provides third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies intended to improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy promotes responsible energy choices that create global warming solutions and ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) has been a leading voice for energy reform to protect the quality of life and treasured places in the Southeast for the past 25 years. Founded in 1985, SACE is the only regional organization primarily focused on developing clean energy solutions throughout the Southeast. For more information about SACE, visit http://www.cleanenergy.org/index.php.

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