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UI Greenmetric Ranks N.C. A&T Top Seven Percent Internationally for Sustainability

For the third consecutive year, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is among the top 7 percent of universities in the world for campus sustainability and environment friendly university management, according to Universitas Indonesia’s GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities.

Four hundred seven universities were ranked in 2015. The University of Nottingham (United Kingdom) was ranked as the world’s best green campus with the University of Connecticut and the University of California, Davis coming in second and third, respectively. N.C. A&T is listed at No. 28.

The 2015 results are computed from information provided by universities online under six categories — infrastructure, energy and climate change (21 percent), waste management (18 percent), water usage (10 percent), transportation (18 percent) and education (18 percent).

The collaborative effort involved academic and non-academic units at the university with the following units contributing information for the 2015 survey: Office of Enrollment Management, Division of Human Resources, Facilities Department, Budget Office, Division of Research and Economic Development, Parking Services, Center for Energy and Training, Auxiliary Services, Energy and Environmental Systems, University Farm and the Waste Management Institute (WMI).

“Global, national and local concerns for water, waste, transportation, energy, climate, infrastructure and education issues present an opportunity and a challenge for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to mobilize resources and capabilities for developing effective sustainable solutions,” said Dr. Godfrey Uzochukwu, director of the WMI.