Energy & Sustainability

 The University of North Carolina is committed to leading the State of North Carolina as an environmental steward and in addressing the state's energy and environmental challenges.  Sustainability is a core value supported by the Board of Governors' Sustainability Policy.  Click on the categories at left for additional information.

UNC Schools Recognized in Greenmetric Ranking of World Universities 2013 - see the list

Building Energy Performance Monitoring - Performance Monitoring Specifications Guide

Third-Party Financed Renewable Energy Projects

Many UNC campuses are interested in third-party financed renewable energy projects, such as the installation of solar thermal panels to provide hot water for residence hall use.  Renewable energy tax credits provide an opportunity for investors that may benefit campuses.    

Representatives of the State Energy Office, UNC-General Administration, the UNC School of Government, and NC State University have been working to develop and document a process to support campuses in pursuit of these renewable energy opportunities.  Draft processes and template documents are being provided for input from the larger community of prospective users, including campuses, subject-matter experts, renewable developers, and prospective investors.  Revisions/additional information was posted 4/22/2013.   

Please click here to review any or all of the draft documents and e-mail your feedback to