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Sustainability Organization Releases Its 2011 Awards

Perkins + Will designed a student-services building that won a sustainability award at this year’s conference for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education announced its 2011 Sustainability Awards.

Among the winners was Peggy Barlett, a professor of anthropology at Emory University, who won the inaugural award for faculty sustainability leadership. Ms. Barlett’s work on local foods was featured in a 2008 Chronicle article.

The Innovation in Green Building Award, which was also an inaugural award, went to a student services building at the University of Texas at Dallas designed by Perkins + Will.

Washington University won the Best “Lessons Learned” Case Study Award — a honor that goes to institutions that come clean about sustainability plans that didn’t go as planned. Washington University’s case study focused on its attempt to build a net-zero structure.

Other winners include:

  • University of Alberta for “Best Campus Sustainability Case Study.”
  • Jonathan Glencross, from McGill University, who won the Student Sustainability Leadership Award.
  • Annie Bezbatchenko, New York University, who won the Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award for her dissertation “Where Meaning Lies: Student Attitudes and Behaviors Related to Sustainability in College”
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