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Campus Ranks Among Greenest in North America

April 17, 2014

UC Merced is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review.

"UC Merced is a living laboratory for sustainability in the 21st century," said Jim Genes, special assistant to the vice chancellor for Business and Administrative Services. "The campus has won 25 awards for sustainable design since 2005, faculty use our buildings for energy efficiency research and students use our wireless water meter technology to compete in national residence hall conservation competitions. UC Merced's listing in the Princeton Review helps us share this culture of sustainability with prospective students and their families."

The education services company today released its Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition. The Princeton Review chose the schools for this guide based on a survey it conducted in 2013 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges to measure the schools' commitment to the environment and to sustainability. The institutional survey included questions on the schools' course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

To produce the guide, The Princeton Review partnered with the United States Green Building Council, best-known for developing the LEED green building certification program.