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Princeton Review honors CSU Stanislaus

California State University, Stanislaus has been honored by the Princeton Review as a “Green Campus” in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges,” released last Tuesday.
For the fourth consecutive year “Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges” has mentioned CSU Stanislaus as “a standout in a state university system known for its outstanding commitment to sustainability.”
Along with other California State Universities (CSU) and Universities of California (UC), CSU Stanislaus is a part of California’s Green Campus Program which works towards promoting and executing sustainability issues.
The program presents to students the convenience of working alongside faculty to “develop strategic energy plans and gain real-time work experience.”
The CSU Program for Environmental Responsibility involves 23 CSU campuses including CSU Stanislaus that works to promote “environmentally friendly decisions and actions during the planning, design, construction, and operation of capital projects.”
CSU Stanislaus has received praise for the Nora and Hashem Naraghi Hall of Science achieving the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification. LEED is an internationally recognized green building program, transforming the way built environments are designed, constructed and operated.
Dr. Kenneth Schoenly, Biological Sciences professor, shared his input on the award.
“Although LEED certification is old hat now, we were ahead of our time when Naraghi Hall was awarded LEED silver,” Dr. Schoenly said.
“It came together as a result of several dedicated staff, faculty and administrators, especially Professor Pam Roe and VP Mary Stephens during the building’s planning stage. I feel honored to have been part of that process and as the Princeton Review has shown, that achievement has brought positive dividends to our campus.”
Naraghi Hall’s building exterior is constructed of 100 percent recyclable goods, with the window structures strategically placed to utilize natural light and reduce electrical lighting.
Other energy efficient renovations will be made in the Science I building, soon to be the new Nursing building, by installing photovoltaic solar panels to the roof of the building serving as an energy source.
Better air quality will also be evident in the Nursing building thanks to an investment in the installment of 10 energy efficient building air handlers contributing to the abundant savings in energy resources.
A new master’s program being offered in ecology and sustainability is another aspect adding to the efforts of CSU Stanislaus being honored with a spot in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges.”
For more information on the review, or to find out more about how CSU Stanislaus was chosen, visit princetonreview.com for a free downloadable report.

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Princeton Review honors CSU Stanislaus