University Again Makes ‘Green Colleges’ List
For the fourth consecutive year, the Princeton Review has recognized Cal Poly Pomona in its annual “Guide to 322 Green Colleges.”
“In an effort to reduce its environmental impact, the university has implemented a new policy that requires all office equipment and appliances to be Energy Star-rated, improves access to public transport, and offers priority parking for commuters who carpool,” the guide said in its description of Cal Poly Pomona. It also pointed out that the university uses 100 percent reclaimed water for irrigation and offers tray-less dining services to save on water and energy costs.
In addition, Phase II of the Housing Suites (completed in 2011) and the College of Business Administration’s new building achieved LEED Silver status for environmental merit. Two sites under construction — the Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex and Phase III at the Collins College of Hospitality Management — are pursuing LEED Gold status.
Earlier this year, Cal Poly Pomona students were just awarded Best Practice in Student Sustainability Program at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference.
“We are appreciative to the Princeton Review for recognizing our sustainability efforts,” says Walter Marquez, associate vice president of Facilities Planning & Management. “The entire campus remains active in meeting the Climate Commitment goals, and this acknowledgement serves as a reminder to keep up the good work.”