CU-Boulder, long a leader in sustainability within higher education, has been honored by APPA, the association serving educational facilities professionals.
The university will accept the 2013 APPA Sustainability Award during the association’s annual conference banquet on August 3 in Minneapolis. The award recognizes facilities management departments for integrating sustainable policies and "green" practices throughout all facets of an educational institution.
“We are delighted to receive this award, which recognizes the achievement of our near-term sustainability goals and our focus on longer-term objectives,” says Moe Tabrizi, associate director of campus engineering and sustainability.
APPA developed its criteria for the award in collaboration with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, which provides standards for educational institutions to measure their campus environmental and sustainability achievements. Entries were judged based on a point system that covers different aspects of sustainability, including energy and water, planning and construction, maintenance and operations, curriculum and research, leadership and administration, and sustainability indicators and innovations.
CU-Boulder has a legacy of leadership dating back more than 50 years in climate action, sustainability, recycling, and the conservation of energy and water.