Progress is being made toward meeting the Board of Visitor’s Sustainability Commitment, with reductions in greenhouse gas, nitrogen, and energy use intensity.

In FY 2014-15, energy-saving activities yielded more than $4.6 million in avoided costs and almost 21,000 tons of avoided greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) as calculated in terms of metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCDE).

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Since FY 2007-08, conservation activities at the University have presented over $22 million in avoided utility costs. The University has 44 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings, representing over 2.2 million square feet.

Recycling & Waste

Recycling & Landfilling of Waste
Total Waste
Recycling Breakdown By Category CY2016
Coal Ash

During 2016, the University recycled 6546.18 tons of waste. This includes all materials that can be recycled or reused, such as coal ash from our heat plant, chemicals, oil, tires, and e-waste.