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Awards & Recognition

The divisions, departments and staff with the Executive Vice President's portfolio are regularly recognized for their outstanding achievements with national and local awards.

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  • Richards Medical Labs, A&B Towers, completed in the Spring of 2019, received LEED gold status from the U.S. Green Building Council
  • ArbNet Arboretum - Level I Accreditation
  • EPA Green Power Challenge - 1st Place, Ivy League
  • Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission - Air Quality Award
  • 100 Greenest Schools by the Sierra Club
  • Environmental Protection Agency's list of the nation's top 25 green-energy leaders
  • Penn's Climate Action Plan was honored with the first Climate Leadership Award for Institutional Excellence by Second Nature.
  • Penn Earns Tree Campus USA Designation from Arbor Day Foundation
  • Office Depot/Philadelphia Area Collegiate Cooperative (PACC) Sustainability Award in February 2018   
  • 2017 Clean Air Council recognizes Penn as the Clean Air Commute Employer of the Year
Architecture and Planning
  • Stemmler Hall Recognized as Groundbreaker Award Finalist in August 2019
  • AIA Philadephia Awards for Pennovation Center and Moelis Grand Reading Room
  • GBCA Excellence in Craftsmanship Award & International Interior Design Association Award for Moelis Grand Reading Room
  • DVGBC Groundbreaker Award, Brick in Architecture Awards, Engineering News-Record Best Project-Higher Ed for New College House
  • ULI Award of Excellence, Preservation Alliance, AIA NJ Honor Built - Preservation, CREW Community Impact Award, Fast CoDesign, Wired for Pennovation Center
  • National AIA Award of Merit, AIA Potomac Valley Design Award, GBCA Construction Excellence Award for Stephen A. Levin Building
  • AIA New York State Design Awards, Architizer A+ Award for Perry World House
  • AIA Pennsylvania's 50 Year Timeless Building Award for Richards Medical Labs
  • LEED Gold for New College House, Pennovation Center, FMC Tower
  • Docomomo US gives Award of Excellence, Civic/Institutional Design category, for restoration of Hill College House as part of annual Modernism in America Awards in May 2018
Business Services
Public Safety
  • Penn's Division of Public Safety ranked #1 for the Higher Education Market by Security 500 Magazine (for the eleventh year in a row)
  • DPS received the Accreditation with Excellence Award by The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA®) and has been accredited continuously since March 2001.
  • Best values in Higher Education by Kiplinger
Information Systems and Computing
  • ISC Information Security received the 2018 CSO50 Award for its work on incident orchestration
  • E&I Cooperative Services Cloud Leadership Award for effective use of cloud solutions to benefit students, teachers, administrators, and staff
  • Talend Data Masters Award for use of the Talend tool to create Penn’s new Online Giving application, making premier-quality higher education available and accessible to all students regardless of financial need