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Green initiatives receive state and national recognition

Posted: 04/17/2013
Roosevelt University is a winner of a prestigious 2013 Emerald Award, given annually by the Illinois chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council in recognition of those individuals, organizations and projects that are judged to best advance sustainability across the state.

Selected for top honors among 70 nominees, Roosevelt will receive the Green Innovation Award: Green Schools for the holistic approach the University has taken in pursuing environmental sustainability at both its Chicago and Schaumburg campuses.

As Earth Day approaches, Roosevelt University also is being recognized as one of the 322 most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada by the Princeton Review’s “Guide to 322 Green Colleges,” which was published this week in conjunction with the U.S. Green Building Council and is available at  www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.

“It is quite an honor to be recognized for our work in so many different areas, including our new construction projects, facilities rehabilitation, land stewardship, education and community involvement,” said Paul Matthews, assistant vice president for campus planning and operations at Roosevelt.

The University recently received Gold LEED certification for its new 32-story Wabash Building in Chicago’s South Loop as well as national recognition for considerable sustainability planning and initiatives at its Schaumburg Campus.

“While Roosevelt has two dissimilar campuses – one compact urban site and one sprawling suburban location – as an institution we are saying that sustainability is a priority that can and must be achieved no matter the logistical differences,” said Matthews.

Roosevelt will formally receive its Emerald Award on May 23 during the annual U.S. Green Building Council, Illinois Chapter, Limelight event being held at the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago.
 
A report on Roosevelt University’s green highlights and green facts can be viewed on page 111 of the new Princeton Review “Guide to 322 Green Colleges” at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.