Energy and Sustainability

The University is committed to the state’s environmental health through sustainability, and the efficient use of energy.  Sustainability is a core value supported by the Board of Governors’ and has led the board to develop a Sustainability Policy for the University

Third-Party Financed Renewable Energy Projects

Several UNC campuses have expressed interest in third-party financed renewable energy projects, such as installing solar thermal panels that help provide hot water to residence halls. The opportunity for renewable energy tax credits provide incentive for investors and may also benefit individual campuses.

Representatives from the State Energy Office, UNC-General Administration, the UNC School of Government and NC State University continue to work to develop and document a process to support campuses in pursuit of renewable energy opportunities.  For copies of current draft documents, contact Miriam Tripp,

Energy and Sustainability Resources

UNC Policy Manual - Chapter 600
The Board of Governors has adopted Environmental Policies reflective of UNC's commitment to environmental stewardship.

Performance Monitoring Specifications Guide
Federal Energy Management Program
National Renewable Energy Lab

Energy Contacts
Sustainability Contacts
Additional contacts at public and private institutions

Additional Sites of Interest