Colleges Surge in Sustainability and Savings

52 schools expand energy efficiency efforts, earn “A” grades on  Green Report Card

Facing frugal times, more schools are finding that energy efficiency improvements can cut costs without cutting campus services.  Connecting the dots between sustainability and savings is an accelerating trend revealed in the new College Sustainability Report Card 2011. Released this week at GreenReportCard.org, the publication is the only independent evaluation of sustainability in campus operations and endowment practices. Assessing each institution in nine categories, ranging from Climate Change & Energy to Green Building to Investment Priorities, the Report Card provides detailed school profiles and grades for 322 colleges and universities, representing all 50 U.S. states and eight Canadian provinces.

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