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Office of Energy & Sustainability

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

Graduate Assistant Position Open for Fall 2015!

The Office of Energy and Sustainability is looking to hire a Graduate Assistant to begin in the Fall 2015 semester. This is a 9 month, 20-hour/week position, that is reviewed annually contingent upon funding.

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Interested applicants for the graduate assistantship in the Office of Energy and Sustainability (OES) should please send cover letter, resume, and answers to the essay questions to with the subject line “Graduate Assistant Application” by 5:00 PM on Friday, February 20, 2015.

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

The University Council approved the Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment Revision 1 on May 6, 2013. View the memo. The original VTCAC was approved by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors on June 1, 2009. The University Council accepted our Sustainability Plan on Earth Day, April 22, 2009. View the 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.

2013 Annual Report on Campus Sustainability

View highlights and the 2013 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