To reduce energy use across UVA’s approximately 17 million square feet of building space, the UVA Delta Force Program in the Office for Sustainability works as an internal performance contracting program that increases energy efficiency in buildings and achieves energy savings.
Land & Buildings
With over 550 buildings encompassing over 17 million square feet, the University of Virginia has the opportunity to use the operation of its facilities to demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability. The design, operation and maintenance of Grounds require significant resources. To ensure UVA’s diversity of buildings are optimized for performance and energy efficiency, UVA works to ensure that new construction and existing buildings are held to robust sustainability standards.
Climate Action & Energy
In 2011, the University set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 2009 levels by 2025. We achieved that goal in 2019, six years ahead of schedule, and are now aiming to be carbon neutral by 2030 and fossil free by 2050.