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Sustainable College Facilities: A New Poll Aims to Identify Leaders

A new poll assessing sustainability on campuses is being conducted.

Submitted by: Ashley Halligan

Posted: May 17, 2012 – 11:10 AM EST

Tags: sustainability, colleges, universities, alternative energy, survey


By Ashley Halligan, Analyst, Software Advice

As more colleges across the country are making efforts to become more sustainable campuses in both construction and practice, schools are receiving recognition and making news for their clever efforts.

A recent Mother Nature Network article reported 90 U.S. colleges banning the sale of bottled water on campus, many campuses instead offering water bottle filling stations. Another example of sustainable practice in action, Virginia Commonwealth University has aggressively tackled sustainability in relations to food sources spending 16 percent of its budget on local and organic food products, and is a “trayless zone.”

That said, our facility management sector at Software Advice became curious of who would rank well in areas like “best use of alternative energy resources” and “best student participation” in a nomination-based poll.

We're seeking insight from students, faculty, the general public, and anyone else who can provide a meaningful response to seven sustainability-related questions. Once data has been collected from a sufficient number of pollees, we'll author a report collating results from the nominated campuses after interviewing their administrations and facility managers.

Please take a few moments to answer and nominate schools doing magnanimous things in sustainability.

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