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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Binghamton University The State University of New York www.binghamton.edu
Save Energy. Save the Environment. Use Renewable Resources. Saves Water. Healthier Living and Working Environment. Less light Pollution. Less Noise Pollution. Good Stewardship. It Is The Right Thing To Do?
All the pervious. Many Students Want It. Some Facility, Staff, and Researchers Want it. Saves on operating cost. Politically a Sound Practice Good Marketing. LEED Silver is mandated for State Buildings.
At Binghamton University, green isn’t just our school color, it’s a commitment to our planet and to future generations. Across campus you will find a wide range of environmentally related policies, practices and academic offerings. They demonstrate our commitment to creating a sustainable community by engaging the campus and its partners and neighbors in programs that reduce our impact on the environment.
For four consecutive years, The Princeton Review has selected Binghamton as one of the “greenest” colleges or universities in the nation and placed the University on its Green Honor Roll.The Princeton Review
EARTH SOLAR WATER FOOD SHELTER ENERGY GREEN COMPUTING TRANSPORTATION WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING CARBON NEUTRALITY
Critical issues global warming species extinction water contamination soil erosion Topics of discovery urban decay physical resource development environmental resource management economic sustainability In 2008, engineering students took fourth place for their super-mileage car, which gets more than 1,300 miles per gallon, in a competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Research into renewable energy for solar conversion efficiency Squeezing juice from the sun Storage capabilities and power system cost reduction Fuel cells with platinum ambition Batteries for the new electric economy Taming computers’ need for power Cool consideration of a hot issue A center to study watersheds and human impact on them Protection of a 182-acre Nature Preserve that serves as our largest research laboratory
Binghamton University Downtown Center LEED Silver