Bryn Mawr Named a “Green College” by The Princeton Review

Posted April 27th, 2010 at 1:06 pm.

green-colleges_headerBryn Mawr has been named a “Green College” by The Princeton Review in its new Guide to 286 Green Colleges.

Many energy-saving initiatives have reduced energy consumption at Bryn Mawr during the past decade, including the installation of a computerized energy/temperature-management system that placed temperature sensors in over 500 indoor locations throughout campus.

Students recently held an “Energy Diet” to reduce on-campus energy usage, and The College’s Climate Action Plan calls for a 10-percent decrease in overall college emissions over the next 10 years.

Bryn Mawr and the other schools in the guide were chosen because of scores received in the summer of 2009 when The Princeton Review published Green Rating scores for 697 schools in its online college profiles and/or annual college guidebooks. Of the schools that The Princeton Review gave “Green Ratings” in 2009, the 286 schools in the Guide received scores in the 80th or higher percentile.

Published in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges is the “first free, comprehensive guidebook focused solely on colleges and universities that have demonstrated an above average commitment to sustainability activities and initiatives,” writes the publisher.

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