Awards and Recognition

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Current Awards

Silver Bicycle Friendly University Designation, 2017 — League of American Bicyclists

Silver Rating, STARS, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018

2016 Innovation Impact Award, Hawkeye Innovation Expo, Biomass Fuel Project 

2015 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence: Dedicated Energy Crop Project

The 2014 Iowa Recycling Association Awards for Excellence in Recycling, “Best Public Education Campaign,” University of Iowa's RecycleMania campaign. May, 2014.

2013 National Sustainability Award in Facilities Management, APPA

Tree Campus USA - since 2009

Past Awards

Listed as a top “Green College”–Princeton Review

Solar Electric Vehicle Charging Array, $300,000 from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act through the Iowa Office of Energy Independence, 2010

Top 30 On-site Power Generation recognition by US Environmental Protection Agency, 2009

2009 Princeton Review Green Rating - score of 89 (2008 score of 75)

Green Power Partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency since 2008

Iowa Recycling Association Annual Award for Best Practices, 2008

"Best Practice" designation for the University of Iowa Biomass Project and Energy Conservation Campaign by the National Wildlife Federation in its report, "Higher Education on a Warming World: The Business Case for Climate Leadership on Campus." 2008