Energy

  Energy Because infrastructure energy use contributes by far the highest percentage of UNCG’s emissions, it is the primary area of focus for this plan. The steam plant, purchased electricity, and associated factors comprise approximately 7...

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions What is sustainability? Sustainable development has been defined in many ways, but the most frequently quoted definition is from Our Common Future, also known...

Green Buildings

  Green Buildings The following are LEED certified green buildings that can be found across UNCG's campus. Click on the image of a building to learn more about it! Resources Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...

Green Purchasing

Green Purchasing UNCG recognizes the many choices in procuring materials and services for your work. To help you think through your choices we have provided questions for buyers to consider, facts about green...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Gases that trap heat in the atmosphere are called greenhouse gases (GHG). In order, the most abundant greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere are: • W...

Grounds

Grounds Accomplishments Greatly reduced number of pickup trucks owned in favor of golf carts Plant selection for turf, shrubs, and trees...

Materials Management

Materials Management Myriad products are consumed by the UNCG campus, and disposal of these materials has financial, social, and environmental costs, including the production of GHGs (methane)...

Transportation

Transportation UNCG continues its initiative to house a greater number of its students resulting in decreases in carbon emissions; GHGs from commuting students and employees have dropped more than 17% since...

Alternative Transportation Tips

Tips for Low-Impact Transportation Helpful Tips Walk , bike , or use public transportation whenever possible. Carpool and combine your...

Waste Reduction and Recycling

Waste Reduction and Recycling Between 2004 and 2012, UNCG saved over $1 million through waste diversion programs. In fact, one of the easiest ways to participate in these programs and divert waste from the landfill is to recycle. UNCG...

Water

Water Though not a focus of many Climate Action Plans, water is included in the UNCG Climate Action Plan (CAP) for several reasons. Water resources are projected to become scarcer as consumption...