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University of California, San Diego | TOP TEN: AMERICA'S COOLEST SCHOOLS

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UCSD's cogeneration plant provides up to 85 percent of the school's electricity and heats more than 6 million square feet of building interiors. It earned the Tritons the EPA's 2010 Energy Star award. Above, solar panels shade the campus's Hopkins parking structure. Score: 80.6

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