Auburn University continues to gain recognition as an environmentally responsible campus. It is the best LEED-certified campus in Alabama. LEED is Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. It is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has been named one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.”
The education services company selected Auburn University for inclusion in the recently released fifth annual edition of its book created in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council. Schools were chosen for the guide based on a survey conducted in 2013 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges to measure each school’s commitment to the environment and to sustainability. The survey included questions on schools’ course offerings, campus infrastructures, activities and career preparation.
“The university has set bold energy conservation goals and is ahead of schedule in achieving increases in energy efficiency and conservation,” the guide’s profile of Auburn University reads. “Alternative transportation options are expanding. The campus has a more pedestrian-friendly design; provides a transit system with on-campus hybrid buses; and has bike-, car-, and ride-sharing programs. Auburn built the first LEED Gold building in Alabama and currently has five LEED Gold buildings on campus with more on the way.” (Source)
CollegeProwler and eCollegeFinder have recognized Auburn as the Greenest College in Alabama.