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Office of Energy & Sustainability

Welcome to the Virginia Tech's Award Winning Office of Energy and Sustainability

Single Stream Recycling Has Come to Virginia Tech!

Recycling: So Happy Together

For more details about this and other recycling questions, check out the Virginia Tech Recycling website.

Let's Invent The Green Future.

On September 16, 2014 OES gave a webinar presentation to the University community titled, “Let’s Invent the Green Future”.

VT is a Leader in Campus Sustainability

Virginia Tech’s unique Climate Action Commitment was approved by our Board of Visitors on June 1, 2009, and was subsequently revised and approved using the university governance system on May 9, 2013 (Presidential Policy Memorandum No. 262, Revision 1 "Update to the Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment"). This document commits the university to becoming a leader in campus sustainability.

The accompanying Sustainability Plan was approved by University Council on April 22, 2009 (Earth Day), and was subsequently revised and approved using the university governance system on January 15, 2015 (2014 Update and Supplement to the 2009 Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment and Sustainability Plan).

Recent Sustainability Achievements

(Click the logos below to view more information about the VT STARS Report, Tree Campus USA certification, and the Princeton Review.)

Our Mission

The Office of Energy and Sustainability (OES) was established in accordance with the Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment (VTCAC) Resolution and is responsible for monitoring energy usage and GHG emissions, overseeing the implementation of the VTCAC Resolution and the accompanying Sustainability Plan, coordinating programs for campus sustainability, and managing a campus wide student internship. OES routinely coordinates with other departments on sustainability-related activities including Housing and Residence Life, Dining Services, Transportation and Campus Services, Virginia Tech Electric Service, Environmental Health and Safety Services, and many others.

2014 Annual Report on Campus Sustainability

View highlights and the 2014 annual report.


OES Green Bird

Sustainability in the News

Contact Info

Steve Mouras
Director of Transportation Planning and Sustainability
Phone: 540-231-7912

Denny Cochrane
Sustainability Program Manager
Phone:  540-231-5184

Emily Schosid
Campus Sustainability Planner
Phone: 540-231-7358

Stephanie Smith
Graduate Assistant
Phone:  540-231-6946