Awards and Recognition

Southeastern Sustainability Earns National, State Recognition

geothermal dorm

SOUTHEASTERN RECOGNIZED WITH ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AWARD - Southeastern Louisiana University’s Sustainability Center has been recognized by the Environmental Leadership Program for its pollution prevention and commitment to environmental protection. Southeastern’s newest residence halls, Ascension Hall and Twelve Oaks Hall, draw from 220 geothermal wells situated 300 feet underground to heat and cool 556 rooms. The geothermal hybrid system will significantly cut down on heating and cooling costs.  Full story here

 

Enviromental Leadership Program

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Sustainability

Center Award Geothermalhas been recognized  by the Environmental Leadership Program for its pollution prevention and commitment to environmental protection. Southeastern’s newest residence halls, Ascension Hall and Twelve Oaks Hall, draw from 220 geothermal wells situated 300 feet underground to heat and cool 556 rooms. The geothermal hybrid system will significantly cut down on heating and cooling costs.

Southeastern has been focusing on conservation efforts, from the new geothermal energy projects on campus to wind turbines at Southeastern’s Sustainability Center. The center was created in order to save operating dollars and reduce waste going to landfills, while at the same time providing an invaluable learning component for students involved in energy, mechanical and construction engineering technology.

U.S.Green Building Council

 

The Southeastern Louisiana University
Sustainability Center has been awarded theUSGBC Award Operational Excellence Champion Award by the Louisiana Chapter of
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC Louisiana). Director
of the Southeastern Physical Plant Byron Patterson accepted
the award on behalf of his team for its efforts to make the campus as energy efficient as possible.
USGBC is a nonprofit organization that houses Green Business Certification Inc., the only group to administer project certifications and professional credentials and certificates
within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s
LEED Green Building Rating System. LEED designation is
the international standard for environmentally sound buildings.
The USGBC cited the Southeastern team for implementing energy efficient technologies that are saving energy and money for the university.

 

Environmental Steward Award

 
The St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce
haEnvironmental Steward Awards honored Southeastern Louisiana University with its Environmental Steward Award in recognition of the university's wide-ranging sustainability program.

The award, which recognizes a business that conducts or participates in activities that benefit the environment through its practices and policies, was presented at the organization's 13th annual Business Appreciation Awards luncheon held recently in Covington. It is only the second time the award has been presented.

The university instituted its Sustainability Center several years ago in an attempt to save operating dollars and reduce waste going to landfills while providing a strong learning component for Southeastern students involved in energy, mechanical and construction engineering technology.

"It's an honor to be recognized by our neighboring Chamber of Commerce for our efforts that positively impact the entire north shore region," said Physical Plant Director Byron Patterson, whose staff oversees the Sustainability Center.