RIT Named Among Top 'Green Colleges' by Princeton Review
Friday, April 17, 2015
Source: Rochester Business Journal
Rochester Institute of Technology has been named one of North America’s greenest universities by the Princeton Review.
It is the fifth year in a row RIT has been awarded this honor, college officials said.
“RIT is committed to sustainability through our research, academics and operations,” said Enid Cardinal, senior sustainability adviser to the president.
The Princeton Review chose the universities based on green rating scores from 60 to 99 that the company tallied last summer using data from its survey of school administrators. The survey asked them to report on their school's sustainability-related policies, practices and programs. A total of 861 colleges took part.
More than 25 data points were weighted in the assessment. Schools with green rating scores of 83 or higher made it into the Princeton guide.
RIT was commended for having 100 percent of its new construction LEED-certified, for offering sustainability-focused degrees, employing a sustainability officer, buying local and or organic food, diverting waste and using renewable sources for energy.