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Nate Beeler's World of Wonks: Green Wonk

Illustration of Nate Beeler

Shout it from the green rooftop: AU is the most sustainable university in the nation.

By earning a gold STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System) rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, AU is the top scoring institution to date. AU is also the first university in the District to attain a STARS rating.

AU boasts:

  • seven green roofs—the highest density of any university in the District
  • the largest solar photovoltaic arrays in the Washington area
  • the largest urban solar hot water system on the East Coast