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Environmental Stewardship

  • Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards
    • Campus Environmental Stewardship Initiative, Gold Medal, 2010
    • Food-related Waste Reduction Program, Honorable Mention, 2012
    • Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment, Bronze Medal, 2013
    • East Campus Hillside Naturalization Project, Silver Medal, 2014
    • Strategies for Residence Hall Energy Reduction, Honorable Mention, 2016
  • The Virginia Recycling Association, Award for Excellence, Outstanding University Category, 2013
  • The League of American Bicyclists, Bicycle Friendly University, Bronze designation, 2013
  • The Virginia Sustainable Building Network, Green Innovation Award for Wayland Hall, 2013
  • James River Green Building Council, Green Building Leadership Award, 2014
  • U.S. Green Building Council of Greater Virginia, Best Institutional Project for the Student Success Center, 2015
  • International Society of Arboriculture, Gold Leaf Award for Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities, 2016
  • Water Environment Federation, Gold Level in Project Management & Gold Level in Innovation for MS4 Program, 2016
  • Princeton Review's guides to green colleges, included 2010 through 2016

 Buildings with LEED* Certification

*LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. 

  • Wayland Hall, the ­first renovated residence hall in the country to receive LEED Platinum certi­fication
  • East Campus Dining Hall, LEED Gold certi­fication
  • Student Success Center, LEED Gold certifi­cation
  • Biosciences Building, LEED Silver certifi­cation
  • Duke Hall, LEED Silver certi­fication
  • University Park, LEED Silver certifi­cation

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