Renewable Energy Tracker

Goals & Actions

The UVA Sustainability Plan includes a commitment to increasing renewable energy within UVA’s portfolio, in alignment with UVA’s greenhouse gas reduction goal and using the Grounds as a learning tool. Detailed information on the estimated potential for renewable energy as a strategy in emissions reductions can be found in UVA’s Greenhouse Gas Action Plan.

The Office for Sustainability, in partnership with School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students, recently evaluated rooftops for all 500+ buildings on Grounds for its solar energy potential. This analysis is being translated into a phasing plan to install additional solar PV, annually increasing the amount of renewable energy on Grounds.