Education
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Fri May 2, 2014

Creighton named to list of best green colleges

Creighton University is being recognized for sustainability efforts.

The Princeton Review named Creighton to a list of 322 green colleges. Mary Duda, Sustainability Programs Coordinator, says the university has replaced lights and HVAC systems as part of its effort to go green.

Duda says those efforts have saved Creighton money and brought the university community together.

"It’s really saving us resources. And we’ve reduced the amount of electricity we use over the past three years, even though we’ve added buildings. We’ve reduced the amount of steam and chilled water we’ve used over the last three years, which is, I think, a huge deal."

Duda says Creighton is focusing on reducing the amount of energy used in its science building. They’re also encouraging students and staff to walk or ride their bicycles to campus if possible.