The American College of Greece (ACG) is proud to announce that it has received the ISO 50001 certification for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and improving an energy management system on campus in July 2020, in accordance with TÜV Austria procedures for organizations in the educational sector.
Following ACG’s commitment for the continuous improvement of its energy efficiency through compliance with an energy monitoring system, this certification was the result of an independent audit and evaluation, which took place on July 22 and 23, 2020, by TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS, focusing on the energy management systems in place and performance in ACG’s building complexes. The international standard ISO 50001 specifies the general requirements for the creation of an Energy Management System in an organization and focuses on identifying opportunities for energy improvement while contributing to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities, SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production, and SDG 13 – Climate Action.
Directly linked with President Horner’s 2025 vision, the College’s energy commitment follows national and European legislation and is supported by all ACG students, faculty, and staff.
Energy management is included in the overall ACG sustainability strategy, which covers a wide spectrum of addressing sustainability issues through its academic programs and research, reducing its carbon footprint while improving its energy efficiency, to enhancing its social impact and increasing transparency and accountability in its daily operations. For all its relevant activity, our campus has been awarded the STARS Gold Rating – an assessment and reporting tool for higher education institutions around the world. ACG is the only academic institution in Greece to have received a distinction by the US AASHE – an internationally acclaimed association