DALLAS, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — SaveOnEnergy.com®, one of the longest-standing online energy comparison websites, is a big fan of college basketball and saving energy. With the first round of Division 1 men’s basketball games set to tip off this Thursday, they decided to take a look at some of the top basketball universities in the field to see how they stacked up based on their sustainability efforts.
To determine the greenest campus, they took the 16 highest ranked teams in the 2015 NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball bracket and designed their own criteria to re-seed and match up these same 16 schools based on their green efforts. They examined the sustainable initiatives of each school’s basketball arena and found their percentage of new construction that is LEED-certified and overall waste diversion rate. Each of these categories was weighted based on perceived significance.
Every included university was contacted and asked the same questions in order to receive the most accurate information. If schools were unresponsive or unable to provide enough feedback, they used data found on the universities’ websites or the 2014 edition of the Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.
Results will be revealed throughout the week, and the champion will be crowned Wednesday, March 25.
Follow along with the matchups at: https://www.saveonenergy.com/green-energy/march-mania/
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