University of Virginia


Challenge Commitment
15.3Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity10%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)

The University of Virginia, founded in 1819, considers sustainability an institutional and individual value and is committed to actions that promote the health of its institution, community and environment. As stewards of a campus that offers state of the art research facilities as well as a World Heritage site, The University takes pride in sustaining a community comprised of 24,000 students, faculty and staff and over 500 buildings. The Grounds are a living laboratory, exemplifying innovative technologies and ideas that will protect and advance U.Va.'s community, as well as sustain and improve the world.

U.Va. will meet its energy reduction goals through a comprehensive retrocommissioning process that includes HVAC, controls and lighting upgrades for all U.Va. owned buildings.