Emerson College came in third in energy efficiency among American and Canadian colleges and universities in the 2023 Sustainable Campus Index, a report in which the College also earned high marks in water conservation.
A publication of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the Sustainable Campus Index recognizes top-performing sustainable colleges and universities overall and in 17 impact areas, as measured through the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).
“Emerson’s recognition as a top performer in AASHE’s 2023 Sustainable Campus Index highlights our commitment to sustainability,” said Jennifer Lamy, Emerson’s Associate Director of Sustainability. “Earning the #3 spot for energy performance is a result of years of institutional commitment to energy efficiency and renewable energy. We look forward to continuing to succeed in this area as we get closer to achieving our 2030 carbon neutrality target.”
Emerson received STARS credits for the energy efficiency of its buildings, and for using renewable energy sources, leading to the College’s #3 ranking in the category.
In the report’s water category, Emerson earned the maximum STARS credits for its water use and rainwater management.