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2013-2014 College and University Green Power Challenge

Dates to Remember

Partner Data Deadlines

January 8, 2014
March 25, 2014

Challenge Update Schedule

November 4, 2013
January 27, 2014
April 21, 2014


Throughout the 2013-14 academic year, EPA's Green Power Partnership tracked the collegiate athletic conferences with the highest combined green power usage in the nation. The Green Power Challenge is open to all U.S. colleges, universities, and conferences. Interested in joining the Challenge? Check out our Join Us page for more information.

On April 21, 2014, EPA concluded the Green Power Challenge and recognized a Champion Green Power Conference as well as the largest single green power users within each participating conference as 2013-14 EPA Green Power Challenge conference champions. The Champion Green Power Conference and individual conference champions are listed below. To be listed, a conference must have at least one Green Power Partner and an aggregate green power purchase of at least 10,000,000 kWh across the conference.

This list is current as of March 25, 2014. This is the final update to the 2013-14 College & University Green Power Challenge. Thank you and congratulations to all participating schools!

The 2014-2015 Green Power Challenge will kick-off in the fall.

Individual Conference Champions

The following colleges and universities were recognized for having the largest individual green power purchase among all the schools in their conference. EPA applauds these schools for taking a leadership role in their conference and in supporting a better environmental future:

Individual Conference Champions
Top Partner Partner kWh Conference Conference kWh
Ohio State 133,631,369 Big 10 309,967,483
Oklahoma 153,878,040 Big 12 269,572,884
Pennsylvania 200,183,000 Ivy League 200,183,000
University of Tennessee 80,020,000 Southeastern Conference 133,103,000
Georgetown 113,751,000 Big East 121,560,074
Utah 93,374,904 Pac-12 118,338,438
Carnegie Mellon 115,637,466 University Athletic Association 115,637,466
Drexel 96,678,000 Colonial Athletic Association 102,488,967
Dickinson 18,000,000 Centennial Conference 84,336,000
Buffalo 78,392,000 Mid-American 78,392,000
Catholic University 43,000,000 Landmark Conference 61,412,000
Bentley 25,000,000 Northeast-10 Conference 60,990,968
American 56,315,885 Patriot League 60,322,635
Union College 20,015,406 Liberty League 51,029,476
St. Thomas 32,871,000 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 49,957,000
Quinnipiac 39,496,000 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 47,850,368
Western Washington 40,000,000 Great Northwest Athletic Conference 40,000,000
Syracuse 22,900,000 Atlantic Coast Conference 37,027,821
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 21,577,000 The Summit League 36,577,000
Santa Clara University 29,732,551 West Coast Conference 34,772,551
St. Mary's (Md.) 22,004,727 Capital Athletic Conference 33,512,727
Duquesne University 18,030,000 Atlantic 10 32,628,880
Lewis & Clark 13,037,528 Northwest Conference 26,813,796
Central Oklahoma 26,000,000 Mid-America Athletics Association 26,000,000
Allegheny 15,000,000 North Coast Athletic Conference 24,774,394
Colby College 14,135,523 New England Small College Athletic Conf 23,930,887
Emerson College 15,000,000 NEWMAC 17,454,090
Southwestern University 16,995,774 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 16,995,774
Cortland 16,214,000 State University of New York Athletic Conference 16,214,000
Mercyhurst University 14,300,000 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 14,300,000
Evergreen 14,049,640 Cascade Collegiate Conference 14,049,640
Regis 10,000,000 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 13,951,116
Chatham 12,000,000 Presidents' Athletic Conference 12,000,000

Collective Conference Champions

At nearly 310 million kilowatt-hours, the Big 10 Conference topped the list with the largest total purchase among all conferences, and earned EPA recognition as the 2013-2014 Collective Conference Champion. The contributing schools for this honor included:

Big Ten Conference
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Ohio State 133,631,369 24
Northwestern University 96,720,800 38
University of Wisconsin 69,772,834 15
Iowa/Main Campus Buildings 9,842,480 4

The following athletic conferences participated in the 2013-2014 College & University Green Power Challenge:

1. Big Ten Conference
(309,967,483)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Ohio State 133,631,369 24
Northwestern University 96,720,800 38
University of Wisconsin 69,772,834 15
Iowa/Main Campus Buildings 9,842,480 4
Illinois - -
Indiana - -
Michigan - -
Michigan State - -
Minnesota - -
Nebraska - -
Penn State - -
Purdue - -
Rutgers - -
 
2. Big 12 Conference
(269,572,884 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Oklahoma 153,878,040 85
Oklahoma State 100,360,039 71
Iowa State 15,334,805 9
Baylor - -
Kansas - -
Kansas State - -
Texas - -
Texas Christian University - -
Texas Tech - -
West Virginia University - -
 
3. Ivy League
(200,183,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Pennsylvania 200,183,000 51
Brown - -
Columbia - -
Cornell - -
Dartmouth - -
Harvard - -
Princeton - -
Yale - -
         
4. Southeastern Conference (SEC)
(133,103,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
University of Tennessee 80,020,000 32
University of Missouri 53,083,000 21
Alabama - -
Arkansas - -
Auburn - -
Florida - -
Georgia - -
Kentucky - -
Louisiana State - -
Mississippi - -
Mississippi State - -
South Carolina - -
Texas A&M - -
Vanderbilt - -
 
5. Big East Conference
(121,560,074 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Georgetown 113,751,000 109*
DePaul 7,809,074 14
Butler
Creighton - -
Marquette - -
Providence - -
Seton Hall - -
St Johns - -
Villanova - -
Xavier - -
 
6. Pac-12 Conference
(118,338,438 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Utah 93,374,904 31
Washington 14,956,000 5
Oregon State 10,007,534 10
Arizona - -
Arizona State - -
UC Berkeley - -
Oregon - -
Stanford - -
UCLA - -
Colorado - -
USC - -
Washington State - -
         
7. University Athletic Association
(115,637,466 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Carnegie Mellon 115,637,466 98
Brandeis - -
Case Western Reserve - -
Emory - -
New York University - -
University of Chicago - -
University of Rochester - -
Washington University - -
 
8. Colonial Athletic Association
(102,488,967 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Drexel 96,678,000 100
Hofstra 5,810,967 11
College of Charlestown - -
Delaware - -
James Madison - -
Northeastern - -
Townson - -
UNC Wilmington - -
William & Mary - -
 
9. Centennial Conference
(84,336,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Dickinson 18,000,000 98
Franklin & Marshall 15,771,500 82
Swarthmore 15,550,000 114*
Haverford 14,000,000 100
Gettysburg 12,690,000 63
Bryn Mawr 8,324,500 100
Johns Hopkins - -
McDaniel - -
Muhlenberg - -
Ursinus - -
Washington College - -
         
10. Mid-American Conference
(78,392,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Buffalo 78,392,000 36
Akron - -
Ball State - -
Bowling Green - -
Central Michigan - -
Eastern Michigan - -
Kent State - -
Miami - -
Northern Illinois - -
Ohio - -
Toledo - -
Massachusetts - -
Western Michigan - -
 
11. Landmark Conference
(61,412,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Catholic University 43,000,000 100
Goucher College 11,202,000 100
Juniata College 7,210,000 84
Drew University - -
Moravian College - -
Susquehanna University - -
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - -
University of Scranton - -
 
12. Northeast-10 Conference
(60,990,968 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Bentley 25,000,000 100
Adelphi University 21,055,780 100
Southern New Hampshire 13,710,188 120
Saint Rose 1,225,000 11
American International - -
Assumption - -
Franklin Pierce - -
Le Moyne - -
Merrimack - -
Pace - -
Saint Anselm - -
Saint Michael's - -
Southern Connecticut State - -
Stonehill - -
University of New Haven - -
         
13. Patriot League
(60,322,635 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
American 56,315,885 113*
Bucknell 4,006,750 10
Army - -
Boston University - -
Colgate - -
Holy Cross - -
Lafayette - -
Lehigh - -
Loyola University Maryland - -
Navy - -
 
14. Liberty League
(51,029,476 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Union College 20,015,406 93
Hobart and William Smith 12,001,400 108*
Rochester Institute of Technology 11,099,370 15
Skidmore 3,522,300 15
St. Lawrence 2,391,000 15
Bard 2,000,000 11
Clarkson - -
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - -
University of Rochester - -
Vassar - -
 
15. Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
(49,957,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
St. Thomas 32,871,000 82
Augsburg 12,824,000 100
Carleton 4,262,000 27
Bethel - -
Concordia - -
Gustavus Adolphus - -
Hamline - -
Macalester - -
Saint Benedict - -
St. Catherine - -
St. John's - -
St. Mary's - -
St. Olaf - -
         
16. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
(47,850,368 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Quinnipiac 39,496,000 100
Rider 6,400,000 31
Monmouth 1,954,368 10
Canisius College - -
Fairfield University - -
Iona College - -
Manhattan College - -
Marist College - -
Niagara University - -
Saint Peter's University - -
Siena College - -
 
17. Great Northwest Athletic Conference
(40,000,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Western Washington 40,000,000 113*
Alaska Anchorage - -
Alaska Fairbanks - -
Central Washington - -
Montana State - Billings - -
NW Nazarene - -
Saint Martins - -
Seattle Pacific - -
Simon Fraser - -
Western Oregon - -
 
18. Atlantic Coast Conference
(37,027,821 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Syracuse 22,900,000 25
Maryland 13,980,823 5
Clemson / Ravenel District 146,998 29
Boston College - -
Duke - -
Florida State - -
Georgia Tech - -
Miami - -
NC State - -
North Carolina - -
Norte Dame - -
Pittsburgh - -
Virginia - -
Virginia Tech - -
Wake Forest - -
         
19. The Summit League
(36,577,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 21,577,000 10
University of Denver 15,000,000 35
Fort Wayne - -
North Dakota State - -
Omaha - -
South Dakota - -
South Dakota State - -
Western Illinois - -
 
20. West Coast Conference
(34,772,551 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Santa Clara University 29,732,551 101
Gonzaga 5,040,000 18
Brigham Young - -
Loyola Marymount - -
Pepperdine - -
Portland - -
Saint Mary's - -
San Diego - -
San Francisco - -
University of the Pacific - -
 
21. Capital Athletic Conference (33,512,727 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
St. Mary's (Md.) 22,004,727 116*
Salisbury 11,508,000 38
Christopher Newport University - -
Frostburg - -
Mary Washington - -
Marymount - -
Penn-State-Harrisburg - -
Southern Virginia University - -
Wesley - -
York - -
         
22. Atlantic 10
(32,628,880 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Duquesne University 18,030,000 49
George Mason 11,068,000 10
Richmond 3,530,880 10
Dayton - -
Fordham - -
George Washington - -
La Salle - -
Massachusetts - -
Rhode Island - -
Saint Joseph's - -
Saint Louis - -
St. Bonaventure - -
VCU - -
 
23. Northwest Conference
(26,813,796 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Lewis & Clark 13,037,528 101*
Pacific Lutheran 8,534,600 47
Whitman 5,241,668 36
George Fox - -
Linfield - -
Pacific - -
Puget Sound - -
Whitworth - -
Willamette - -
 
24. Mid-America
Athletics Association
(26,000,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Central Oklahoma 26,000,000 100
Central Missouri - -
Emporia State - -
Fort Hays State - -
Lincoln - -
Lindenwood - -
Missouri Southern - -
Missouri Western - -
Nebraska Kearney - -
Northeastern State - -
Northwest Missouri - -
Pittsburg State - -
Southwest Baptist - -
Washburn - -
         
25. North Coast Athletic Conference
(24,774,394 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Allegheny 15,000,000 100
Oberlin 9,774,394 37
Denison - -
DePauw - -
Hiram - -
Kenyon - -
Ohio Wesleyan - -
Wabash - -
Whittenberg - -
Wooster - -
 
26. New England Small College Athletic Conference
(23,930,887 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Colby College 14,135,523 103*
Hamilton College 6,210,576 25
Middlebury College 2,484,788 10
Bowdoin College 1,100,000 6
Amherst - -
Bates - -
Connecticut College - -
Trinity - -
Tufts - -
Wesleyan - -
Williams - -
 
27. NEWMAC
(17,454,090 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Emerson College 15,000,000 100
Wellesley College 1,387,866 5
Babson College 1,066,224 5
Clark University - -
Coast Guard Academy - -
MIT - -
Mount Holyoke - -
Smith - -
Springfield - -
Wheaton - -
WPI - -
         
28. Southern Collegiate
Athletic Conference
(16,995,774 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Southwestern University 16,995,774 100
Austin College - -
Centenary College of Louisiana
Colorado College - -
Schreiner University - -
Texas Lutheran University - -
Trinity University - -
University of Dallas - -
 
29. State University of New York Athletic Conference
(16,214,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Cortland 16,214,000 64
Brockport - -
Buffalo State
Fredonia - -
Geneseo - -
New Paltz - -
Oneonta - -
Oswego - -
Plattsburgh - -
Potsdam - -
 
30. Pennsylvania State
Athletic Conference
(14,300,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Mercyhurst University 14,300,000 100
Bloomsburg - -
California - -
Cheyney - -
Clarion - -
East Stroudsburg - -
Edinboro - -
Gannon - -
IUP - -
Kutztown - -
Lock Haven - -
Mansfield - -
Millersville - -
Pitt-Johnstown - -
Seton Hill - -
Shippensburg - -
Slippery Rock - -
West Chester - -
         
31. Cascade Collegiate Conference
(14,049,640 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Evergreen 14,049,640 100
College of Idaho - -
Concordia - -
Corban - -
Eastern Oregon - -
Northwest - -
Northwest Christian - -
Oregon Tech - -
Southern Oregon - -
Warner Pacific - -
 
32. Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
(12,951,116 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Regis 10,000,000 101
University of Colorado Colorado Springs 2,951,116 14
Adams State - -
Black Hills State - -
Chadron State - -
Colorado Christian - -
Colorado Mesa - -
Colorado School of Mines - -
Colorado State University- Pueblo - -
Fort Lewis - -
Metropolitan State University of Denver - -
New Mexico Highlands - -
Western New Mexico - -
Western State Colorado - -
 
33. Presidents' Athletic Conference
(12,000,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Chatham 12,000,000 100
Bethany - -
Geneva - -
Grove City - -
Saint Vincent - -
Thiel - -
Thomas More - -
Washington & Jefferson - -
Waynesburg - -
Westminster - -

*Reflects the amount of green power as a percentage of total electricity use. Partners choosing to purchase green power in an amount exceeding 100 percent of their U.S. organization-wide electricity use are listed as such.

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