Climate Action & Energy

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Lighting of the Lawn 2021
Got ideas for how to use the 4-panel, 1,300 kilowatt solar micro-grid on Grounds? Enter your ideas by Friday, December 17!
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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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Tour UVA's Solar Panels

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Earth Day Every Day yard sign in front of a tree with flower landscaping.
May 5, 2020
“UVA Sustainability partnered with many Charlottesville & Albemarle organizations on the ‘Earth Day Every Day’ campaign which encouraged the community to participate in different types of engagement on different days of the week all throughout the month of April.” Read more to learn about how the Office for Sustainability adapted to the "new normal" and ran a successful outreach campaign.
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Clemons aerial image of solar panels at sunset with mountains in the distance.

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.

Clemons aerial image of solar panels at sunset with mountains in the distance.
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3 solar panel rows in a field
On September 17th, 2019, VA Governor Northam signed Executive Order Forty-Three to both expand access to renewable energy and support clean energy jobs.
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The Energy Working Group aims to leverage the enthusiasm and broad expertise of the University community to promote the energy conservation and decarbonization on Grounds