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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. The University of Washington achieved Gold with a total score of 70.23.  

The University of Washington received this rating in October 2012, the STARS rating is valid for three years.

Princeton Review Score of 99 - Green Honor Roll Status
The Princeton Review Green Ratings of colleges: a measure of how environmentally friendly the institutions are on a scale of 60 to 99. UW made the Green Honor Roll with 21 other colleges/universities for the 5th year.

Sierra Club Cool Schools Ranked #12
The University of Washington is named a Sierra Club Cool School for the 6th year, ranking #12 of 162 institutions.

Green Washington Award
The University of Washington received the Silver Award in the Academia category of the Washington Green 50 Awards. This is the third time UW has been recognized in the Washington Green 50 by Seattle Business Magazine. 

UI Greenmetric World University Ranking
The University of Washington was recognized among the top 10% of universities worldwide for its sustainability efforts. Performed by the Universitas Indonesia (UI), the UI Greenmetric report lists the UW as 28th out of the 301 universities from 61 countries that took part in the ranking. The UI Greenmetric Ranking of World University compares university efforts toward campus sustainability and environmental-friendly university management. 

Cascade Bike Club BizCycle Silver
Cascade's BizCycle certification system rates how well businesses support bicycling. The University of Washington earned Silver level certification with a final score of 31 out of 50 possible credits. It was certified in BizCycle’s first cohort of bicycle-friendly businesses.

Commuter Challenge Diamond Award
The Diamond Awards program was established to recognize employers and individuals who are redefining the popular notion of commuting in King County. Through their outstanding and innovative programs, these employers improve the performance of our transportation system, keep our economy vibrant and protect our precious ecosystems.  2013 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Diamond Awards.

UW Transportation Services has won the Diamond Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Commuter Challenge. 

ENERGY STAR Certification - UW Tower Data Center
The UW Tower Data Center is one of just 27 data centers in the country to have earned a 2013 ENERGY STAR Certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This recognizes reduced power consumption, lowered carbon footprint, and slower growth of future power needs. The Tower Data Center, operated by UW-IT, provides managed space, power and cooling of critical infrastructure supporting IT departments campus-wide. 

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