Steward

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The following checklist provides guidance for coordinating significant requirements as outlined in the UVA Green Building Standards (i.e., Facility Design Guidelines Chapter 7).

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Roberts, Fox, and Smith
By Amy Preddy Hughes; Photo by Kay Taylor
With little fanfare, UVA Health’s Sustainability Work Group hustles diligently behind the scenes to make UVA a more sustainable and environmentally friendly place. Recently, the Work Group completed a project that turned heads. It earned the UVA Medical Center more than $108,000!
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On a wooden surface, a garden trowel lies in the sun next to some freshly harvsted, leafy radishes.
Read more to learn about how UVA promotes plant-based eating and local consumption, through the Plant Based Strategy Working Group and the UVA Community Garden.
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Climate Goals - Frequently Asked Questions

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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.