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Roosevelt University: A Model for Sustainability

Roosevelt University is becoming widely recognized for initiatives aimed at sustainability. Here is a list of some recent major accomplishments:

A Model of Sustainability

LEED Gold Certification
From: U.S. Green Building Council
Date: November 2012
For: Sustainable Design/Construction – Wabash Building

Inaugural Conservation@Work award
From: The Conservation Foundation
Date: September 2012
For: Sustainable landscape – Schaumburg Campus

Bronze-level Illinois Campus Compact University
From: State of Illinois/Green Governments Coordinating Council
Date: November 2012
For: Institution-wide sustainability (one of 11 Illinois universities)

Tree Campus USA member
From: National Arbor Day Foundation
Date: March 2013
For: Schaumburg Campus tree planting/nurturing of healthy trees

Green Innovation Award: Green School
From: U.S. Green Building Council, Illinois Chapter
Date: April 2013
For: The University’s holistic approach to environmental sustainability at both the Chicago and Schaumburg campuses in areas including construction, rehab, land stewardship, education and community involvement.

Green Power Partner, Leadership Club
From: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2012 and 2013 awardee
For: Renewable energy credit leader/reducing fossil fuel use

LEED Silver Certification nominee
From: U.S. Green Building Council
Date: Expected in 2013
For: Sustainable Design and Construction/Roosevelt University’s new Lillian and Larry Goodman Center

Greenest Institution
From: Alliance for a Greener South Loop
Date: November 2012
For: Sustainability efforts that improve the South Loop community.