Sustainability

Awards & Achievements

2018

College & University Green Power Challenge - Individual Confernce Champions

May 2018 - Cleveland State University has been selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the Horizon League Conference Champion in the 2017-18 College and University Green Power Challenge. CSU uses more than 18 million kilowatt-hours of green power per year, more than any other school in the Horizon League. This represents 30 percent of the school’s electricity use and is equivalent to the electricity needed to power 2,000 average American homes.

 

2017 GREEN BUILDING CHALLENGE WINNERS
    2017 Green Building Challenge Awards
     
    May 2018 - The Cleveland 2030 District, in collaboration with USGBC Ohio NE Region, has announced the winners of their competition to measure progress in energy and water conservation. CSU picked up three awards for water conservation in two campus buildings. 
     
    Greatest reduction in water use from baseline through 2017:
    • Second Place: Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Wolstein Hall
    • Third Place: Cleveland State University, Science Building
    Greatest Reduction in water use 2016 to 2017:
    • Third Place: Cleveland State University, Science Building
     

    2017

    Silver rating in STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) AASHE STARS Silver

    August 2017 - Silver rating from STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System), a program of AASHE (Association for the Advancement for Sustainability in Higher Education) 

    Media: https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-receives-national-recognition-for-susta...

    Report: https://stars.aashe.org/institutions/cleveland-state-university-oh/repor...

     

    College & University Green Power Challenge - Individual Confernce Champions

    April 2017 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Cleveland State University as an Individual Conference Champion of the 2016-17 College & University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in the Horizon League. CSU beat its conference rivals by using 18 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power, representing 30 percent of the school’s annual electricity usage. 

    Media: http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-recognized-top-green-power-user-in-horizon-league

     

    Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District Recycling Container Grant $3K

    February 2017 - CSU to add batteries and cellphones to recycling program with $3,000 grant

    With the new funding, 24 new recycling receptacles for batteries and cellphones will be installed across campus. A portion of the grant also will be used to obtain additional recycling bins for bottles, cans and paper.

     

    2016

    EPA Green Power Partners

    October 2016 - Cleveland State University has been honored with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partner designation. CSU is being recognized due to its efforts to enhance green energy use on campus. This includes utilizing nearly 18 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is 30 percent of its overall electricity use. 

    Media: http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-receives-green-power-partner-designation-from-us-epa

     

    2011

    Large Business Leader in Energy Conservation

    CSU was recognized by the AEE Northern Ohio Chapter with the “Large Business Leader in Energy Conservation” award.

     

    2009

    Crain’s Emerald Award

    In 2009, CSU was a recipient of Crain’s Emerald Award, which honors outstanding Northeast Ohio companies, organizations and leaders who have successfully implemented and benefited from strategic sustainable priorities that significantly trim costs and increase cash flow with innovations and products designed to reduce their environmental footprint.

    Video: Brewer-Garrett & CSU: Crain's Emerald Awards