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Several new and renovated Kent State University buildings received Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) recognition in 2016, bringing to 11 the total number of certified buildings on Kent State’s campuses. LEED is a rating system that comes from the U.S. Green Building Council.

There are four levels of certification: LEED certified, silver, gold and platinum. The projects most recently LEED certified include:

The new 2016 edition of The Princeton Review’s “Guide to 361 Green Colleges” features Kent State University as one of the most environmentally responsible “green” colleges.

“It is a recognition of the advancement we have made with regard to sustainability; we have been working toward sustainability for years,” said Melanie Knowles, sustainability manager for Kent State. “We have made progress in so many areas, and that has gotten us on the list.”

The new 2016 edition of The Princeton Review’s “Guide to 361 Green Colleges” features Kent State University as one of the most environmentally responsible “green” colleges.

“It is a recognition of the advancement we have made with regard to sustainability; we have been working toward sustainability for years,” said Melanie Knowles, sustainability manager for Kent State. “We have made progress in so many areas, and that has gotten us on the list.”

Photo of Kent State students planting a tree for Arbor DayKent State University colleges and departments will hold several events across campus to celebrate Arbor Day on Thursday, April 21.