SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Lawrence Technological University is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges in the country, according to “The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges” released in conjunction with Earth Day.
The Princeton Review chose the schools for this sixth annual edition of its “green guide” based on data from the company’s 2014 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning commitments to the environment and sustainability. Responses from a student survey were also factored in.
In the past The Princeton Review has noted that LTU “boasts a commitment to sustainability spanning new buildings and construction, academic programs, applied research, and campus operations.”
Geothermal wells and a vegetated roof are just two of the impressive features of LTU’s A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center, a unique green building that serves as a living laboratory for sustainability education of architects and engineers.
Those two features of the Taubman Student Center are on LTU’s Low Impact Development Trail that showcases the various stormwater management techniques put into practice around the campus to reduce the impact of development on the environment.
LTU’s inclusion in the prestigious national guide to “green” colleges confirms a long-term commitment to sustainability that has been demonstrated in many areas of the university’s operations and academic curricula, according to Joseph Veryser, LTU’s campus architect.
“Our students see this approach to architecture and engineering as essential for the future of the planet. If anything, our students have been pushing their professors and the administration to pursue even higher standards,” Veryser said. “Both faculty and students aspire to be leaders and innovators in sustainable practices.”
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Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 100 universities for the salaries of its graduates, and U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.
Lawrence Tech has a Low Impact Development Trail that showcases the various stormwater management techniques put into practice around the campus. One of the highlights is the vegetated green roof that covers part of the A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center.
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