CENTER VALLEY, PA — DeSales University was named the 2011 Lehigh Valley Sustainability Award winner, according to the Upper Saucon Patch.
The university was awarded the 2011 Green Campus Award by the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC), a chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), on November 16, 2011, the article stated.
According to the article, the university received the recognition because of its many "Go Green" initiatives implemented to promote and operate a sustainable and environmentally friendly campus.
"The university''s green initiatives began with the support of the university''s President, Father Bernard O’Connor, OSFS, and the Board of Trustees when plans were being made for designing a new student union and discussion commenced about building a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified facility," said Robert Snyder, vice president for administration and finance.
"The President and Board concluded that LEED, and developing a green, sustainable campus that promotes the careful conservation of natural resources and creates a ''healthy'' campus and facilities, should be a systemic direction the university embraces, and not simply a one-off project," Snyder added.
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