The University of Tulsa

The University of Tulsa

Founded in 1894, The University of Tulsa (TU) is a private, doctoral degree granting, accredited institution located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As Oklahoma’s highest rated university by U.S. News & World Report ranking of Best Colleges, the University serves 4,412 undergraduate and graduate students on their 200+ acre campus. 

TU has a long history of engaging in sustainability projects including reducing water consumption among common campus areas, eliminating paper usage by moving to electronic records, installing solar panels, implementing recycling initiatives and adding educational content to its website about off-campus conservation strategies. TU is also home to a sustainability committee featuring faculty, staff and students who encourage campus engagement and conduct environmentally friendly research.

In January 2019, University of Tulsa President and the Board of Trustees announced a partnership with the energy conservation firm Cenergistic to implement a new energy sustainability program that will increase technology, scaling capacity and organizational continuity among the university’s physical plant systems.

Teaming up with Cenergistic reinforces TU’s priorities on further reducing energy usage, capturing additional cost savings and providing more resources for the Physical Plant staff.


Buildings Challenge Commitment
2.5Million Square Feet
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
13%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)