Two UNT projects win Green Ribbon Awards

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 18:57

DENTON (UNT), Texas — Two University of North Texas sustainability projects received Green Ribbon Awards at the U.S. Green Building Council North Texas Gala.

The Green Ribbon Awards recognize the outstanding efforts of North Texas Chapter members, their customers and clients, and area communities to develop and promote extraordinary sustainable programs and creative sustainable solutions within the region.

The UNT SMART, or Save/Measure/Achieve/Reduce/Track, project won the Infrastructure category for the best example of the implementation of sustainable infrastructure design, construction or management practices.

SMART, a three-year campus wide energy savings project, is part of a continued effort to reduce UNT’s carbon footprint and operate more cost efficiently. The UNT Apogee Stadium Wind Turbines won the Renewable Energy project category for the best example of the implementation of a renewable energy facility design, construction or management practices.

The UNT Wind Turbines were completed in February 2012 as part of the university’s comprehensive strategy to become a leader in sustainability and achieve carbon neutrality.

“We are pleased and extremely proud that the USGBC North Texas Chapter has recognized UNT for our sustainability progress,” said Charlie Jackson, assistant vice president for UNT facilities.  “Having one project selected for a Green Ribbon Award would be noteworthy, but to have two of our projects recognized is outstanding.”

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