Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center have received the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth. The Top 25 Award recognizes healthcare facilities across the country that exemplify environmental excellence and are setting the highest standards for environmental practices in healthcare. This is the eleventh consecutive year for UW Medical Center to receive the top award and the sixth consecutive year for Harborview.
The University of Washington has been named to The Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll for the seventh consecutive year.
The UW was one of 24 colleges and universities to receive the award out of 629 schools reviewed. The Green Honor Roll honors schools who receive a perfect score on The Princeton Review’s Green Rating system.
The University of Washington's new West Campus Utility Plant (WCUP) has received an Envision Gold award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). The Envision system rates sustainable infrastructure projects across the full range of environmental, social, and economic impacts.
The 2017 Husky Green Award nominees include 19 individuals and seven groups from across the University of Washington who have shown a dedication to sustainability through their actions.
The Husky Green Awards are the only award program at the University of Washington which recognize a commitment to sustainability. The nominations are made by students, faculty and staff to honor the top environmental leaders at all UW campuses.
Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington Medical Center were named as two of the 50 Greenest Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review, the leading source of cutting-edge business and legal information for healthcare industry leaders. Hospitals on the list are fully committed to promoting the healing and well-being of patients, employees, visitors, the neighborhood, and the broader community through environmentally sustainable practices.
The University of Washington’s College of the Built Environment, College of Engineering, College of the Environment and UW Tacoma Urban Studies have signed the Educators Commitment on Resilient Design. The White House invited schools of engineering, architecture, urban planning, construction, and other design disciplines to sign on to the effort, pledging to train and inspire students who will build resilience to natural hazards and the impacts of climate change.
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The University of Washington has been named to The Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll for the sixth straight year, receiving the highest possible score.
The UW was one of 21 colleges and universities who earned a perfect score in the Green Rating system out of 640 schools reviewed.