Two New York universities, Ithaca College and Hamilton College, have received recognition for their green achievements.
Ithaca College has been awarded two Energy Star certifications for residence halls Clarke and Hood and a platinum LEED award for a business building on campus.
Hamilton College has been awarded two Energy Star certifications for residence halls Skenandoa and Spencer, in addition to the LEED Gold certification for the renovation of the 40-year-old Kirner-Johnson (KJ) Building.
Energy Star certification enhances efficiency by at least 75% compared to traditional buildings based utility bills and energy consumption volume and costs. A LEED certified building must score well in 5 categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.
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