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University of Virginia Climate Goals - Frequently Asked Questions

University of Virginia Climate Goals - Frequently Asked Questions

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UVA Sustainability has created a page to answer questions about UVA’s new climate goals. In the coming months, an updated climate action plan will be developed and our partnership will William & Mary will continue to be built.

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The University of Virginia Building Energy Performance Requirements outline UVA’s energy performance requirements for all new construction and major renovations projects.

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The UVA Life Cycle Cost (LCC) Calculator was developed to enable UVA decision makers and stakeholders in considering all present and future costs

ESS Working Groups

The Environmental Stewardship Subcommittee (ESS), a subcommittee of the University Committee on Sustainability, promotes and enables environmental stewardship via student, staff, and faculty engagement and direct action on Grounds. There are currently 13 working groups and five task forces within the subcommittee.

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The Sustainable IT working group, under the Environmental Stewardship Subcommittee, aims to minimize technology's negative impacts, while maximizing its positive benefits. 

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The Procurement Working Group (PWG) works to engage UVA students, staff, and faculty on the topics of sustainable purchasing and waste minimization.

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The student-athlete run Green Athletics group drives sustainability in the UVA Athletics department through education, stewardship, and leadership.

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The Clean Water Working Group focuses on improving stormwater management practices and the sustainable usage of water at UVA.