Western Michigan University Honored for Sustainability Efforts

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Western Michigan University (WMU) was one of 10 institutions and individuals honored on Dec. 17 by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Center for Green Schools, which hosts an annual awards program to recognize the best environmental efforts in schools and universities across the country.

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USGBC Releases Best of Green Schools 2013 List

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its third annual Best of Green Schools list in December. The 2013 list recognizes top educational institutions, individuals and initiatives that are working toward the common goal of creating healthy, high-performing learning facilities across the country.

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Survey Supports Green School Construction

PHILADELPHIA — Results from a new independent nationwide survey, announced during a press conference at the Greenbuild Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, revealed three out of four Americans are supportive of green schools. The survey, sponsored by Hartford, Conn.-headquartered United Technologies Corp. (UTC) and the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Center for Green Schools, researched Americans’ attitudes toward the country’s public school buildings and investments to modernize school infrastructure.

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