Awards

External Awards

Duke University is recognized nationally for its commitment to sustainability, as well as for specific sustainability programs and initiatives.  Below is a list of sustainability awards received by Duke during fiscal year 2013.

Fiscal Year 2013 Sustainability Awards

  • Princeton Review Green Rating 98/100
  • Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) Gold Rating
  • Association of Physical Plant Administrators 2013 University Sustainability Award
  • Carolina Recycling Association’s 2013 Outstanding College or University Program Award
  • 2013 Tree Campus USA (5th consecutive year)
  • 2012 NC Sustainable Energy Association’s Award for Business Innovation (shared with Loyd Ray Farms project partners)
  • 2013 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)/NC Henry A. Stikes Grand Conceptor Award for Engineering
  • Excellence (awarded to Cavanaugh & Associates for the Loyd Ray Farms system design)
  • 2013 National ACEC Honor Award (awarded to Cavanaugh & Associates for the Loyd Ray Farms system design)

Internal Awards

2017 Nomination Form

In 2013, Sustainable Duke and Duke Recycles introduced the Duke University Sustainability Awards, which recognize campus leaders in sustainability and waste reduction.  Award receipts are detailed below by year.

2016 Duke University Sustainability Award Recipients

  • Faculty Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability Award - Daniel Ahlquist, Thompson Writing Program
  • Staff Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability Award - Melissa Neeley, John Hope Franklin Center; Boyd Pickard and David Grizzle, Energy Management Controls Shop
  • Student Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability Award - Kelly Shen, Environmental Alliance 
  • Outstanding Leadership in Waste Reduction Award- Sarah P. Duke Gardens Green Team 

2015 Duke University Sustainability Award Recipients 

  • Faculty Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability Award - Dan Vermeer, Fuqua School of Business 
  • Staff Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability Award - Bonnie Conner, Duke University Press
  • Student Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability Award - Victoria Chenge, Duke Marching Band 
  • Outstanding Leadership in Waste Reduction Award - Print Initiative Group 

2014 Duke University Sustainability Award Recipients

  • Faculty Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability Award - Michelle Hartman, School of Nursing
  • Staff Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability Award - Traci Scoggins, Clinical Engineering & Leslie Rowe, Duke Environmental Leadership Program
  • Student Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability Award - Katie Anderson, Masters of Environmental Management, Nicholas School of the Environment
  • Outstanding Leadership in Waste Reduction Award - Jason Holmes, Sarah P. Duke Gardens & Allyn Meredith, Duke Clinical Research Institute 

2013 Duke University Sustainability Award Recipients

  • Faculty Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability Award - Michelle Nowlin, Senior Lecturing Fellow, Duke Law School
  • Staff Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability Award - Mitchell Vann, School of Nursing
  • Student Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability Award - Shajuti Hossain, Class of 2015
  • Outstanding Leadership in Waste Reduction Award - Carrie Gonnella, Fuqua School of Business