Welcome to the Virginia Tech's Award Winning Office of Energy and Sustainability
Applications for the 2016-17 Sustainability Internship Program are now open.
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.)
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.