University of Virginia

Sustainability at Jefferson’s University

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Innovation at Mr. Jefferson's University

The University of Virginia is working diligently to achieve a 25% reduction of its climate pollution from 2009 levels by 2025. Their efforts span not only On-Grounds' energy efficiency, green building codes, and rooftop solar (photo below via Sun Tribe Solar), but also Off-Grounds utility-scale solar projects with Dominion Power which will represent 21% of UVA's electricity usage. Additionally, UVA's Darden School of Business is leading in climate action, having recently announced that it is on track to meet its carbon neutrality goal by 2020.


Helpful Resources

UVA's Office of Sustainability - find out what UVA is doing across grounds.

Charlottesville Better Business Challenge - local institutions can join this community-wide program.

UVA’s Renewable Energy Tracker uses real-time data to help students, faculty, staff and the community stay up to date on the University’s progress towards a robust renewable energy portfolio.