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 and 3,300 acres of land, UVA demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainability by ensuring robust environmental standards are applied to new construction, existing buildings and the extensive landscaped Grounds.
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.