UT has been recognized on the local, regional, and national level for its environmental sustainability efforts.



  •  UT was recognized by the EPA as the #10 Green Power Purchaser of Colleges and Universities in the nation.
  •  UT earned the top spot in the SEC with 32% of our energy portfolio coming from renewable resources.


  • UT was one of four colleges and university campuses selected to participate in the TVA EngergyRight Solutions for Higher Education program
  • UT is profiled in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges
  • UT won TVA’s Green Power Switch Presidential Award for making the largest single purchase of green power blocks during 2011.


  • UT received a STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its leadership in campus sustainability
  • UT won an Energy Efficiency Leadership Award at the 2009 Summit for Campus Sustainability organized by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy


  • UT became the nation’s first university certified for its green cleaning practicies