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Fort Lewis recognized as a green college by The Princeton Review The FLC Biology wing became the College's second LEED Gold building in early 2011.

The FLC Biology wing became the College's second LEED Gold building in early 2011.
The FLC Biology wing became the College's second LEED Gold building in early 2011.

Fort Lewis College has earned a spot in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges. According to The Princeton Review’s website, the guide profiles higher education institutions in the U.S. and Canada “that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation.”

While the recognition is an honor, it should not be much of a surprise for those who know Fort Lewis College well. The campus has made efforts to be environmentally sensitive for years now, especially after former FLC President Brad Bartel signed the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in 2007.

The College earned another big environmental recognition just earlier this year when the Biology wing of Berndt Hall was certified LEED® Gold. The Biology wing is the second new building to earn LEED Gold status after Animas Hall, the College’s newest residence hall, was certified last year.

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and was created by the U.S. Green Building Council. Buildings pursuing a LEED certification are built to high environmental standards in areas such as energy use, lighting, water and materials. A LEED Gold standard is the second highest certification available.

View this building profile for more information on the green aspects of FLC’s Biology wing.

To find more about The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges, visit http://www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.aspx.

 

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