Second Nature and USGBC Announce 2018 Winners of Higher Education Climate Leadership Awards

2019-01-08

Second Nature, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), announced that the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign and Delta College have been selected to receive the ninth annual Climate Leadership Awards….

This year’s winners exemplify leadership through practices, partnerships and initiatives designed to tackle the most complex climatic challenges of the twenty-first century. Both institutions implemented a campus as a living lab approach for sustainability practices, which includes applying energy efficiency practices in campus infrastructure and advancing research in renewable energy models. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s use of power purchase agreements reduces more than 17,000 metric tons of CO2 annually, while Delta College’s implementation of an Energy Optimization Incentive Program in collaboration with its utility provider maximizes conservation and savings.

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