Awards & Achievements


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) 




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. 



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.



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. 




Large Business Leader in Energy Conservation

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



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.

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