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2014-2015 College and University Green Power Challenge

Dates to Remember

Partner Data Deadlines

January 6, 2015
April 6, 2015

Challenge Update Schedule

October 27, 2014
January 26, 2015
April 27, 2015


Throughout the 2014-2015 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 27, 2015, 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 2014-15 EPA Green Power Challenge conference champions. 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 kilowatt-hours across the conference.

This list is current as of April 6, 2015. This is the final update to the 2014-2015 College & University Green Power Challenge. Thank you and congratulations to all participating schools!

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
School Partner kWh Conference Conference kWh
Ohio State 130,241,123 Big 10 375,236,348
Oklahoma 134,898,600 Big 12 248,607,468
Pennsylvania 200,183,000 Ivy League 207,483,000
Georgetown 152,370,500 Big East 160,012,574
University of Tennessee 91,372,000 Southeastern Conference (SEC) 148,335,935
Carnegie Mellon 119,013,466 University Athletic Association 119,104,839
Drexel 96,678,000 Colonial Athletic Association 102,488,967
Utah 85,926,100 Pac-12 100,882,100
Buffalo 75,491,932 Mid-American 75,491,932
Dickinson 18,000,000 Centennial Conference 71,102,500
Bentley 25,000,000 Northeast-10 Conference 65,063,406
American 55,000,000 Patriot League 59,006,655
Union College 20,145,673 Liberty League 46,247,728
Catholic University 40,242,201 Landmark Conference 40,242,201
Western Washington 40,000,000 Great Northwest Athletic Conference 40,000,000
St. Thomas 34,134,560 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 38,489,934
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 21,072,253 The Summit League 36,072,253
Duquesne University 18,030,000 Atlantic 10 31,318,920
Santa Clara University 22,706,551 West Coast Conference 28,466,551
Lewis & Clark 13,037,528 Northwest Conference 26,810,639
Central Oklahoma 26,000,000 Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association 26,000,000
Allegheny 15,446,583 North Coast Athletic Conference 25,220,977
Syracuse 23,900,000 Atlantic Coast Conference 24,031,990
Colby College 14,317,550 New England Small College Athletic Conf 23,016,114
Philadelphia University 14,514,804 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference 21,137,804
St. Mary's (Md.) 17,003,088 Capital Athletic Conference 20,559,088
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 14,231,173 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conf. 20,430,256
Southwestern University 16,007,563 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 18,462,963
Lewis and Clark Community College 12,930,000 NJCAA / Region 24 18,064,954
Emerson College 15,000,000 NEWMAC 17,288,142
Lebanon Valley College 10,100,000 Middle Atlantic Conference 16,766,000
University of California, San Diego 13,111,920 California Collegiate Athletic Assoc. 16,469,928
Cortland 16,214,000 State University of New York Athletic Conference 16,214,000
Evergreen 13,977,310 Cascade Collegiate Conference 13,977,310
Regis 11,000,000 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 13,951,116
Northern Arizona 8,163,534 Big Sky 13,784,946
Mercyhurst 13,000,000 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 13,000,000
University of Illinois at Chicago 11,618,447 Horizon League 11,618,447
Principia College 10,209,079 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 10,209,079

Collective Conference Champions

At more than 375 million kilowatt-hours, the Big Ten Conference topped the list with the largest total purchase among all conferences, and earned EPA recognition as the 2014-2015 Collective Conference Champion. The contributing schools for this honor included:

Big Ten Conference
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
The Ohio State University 130,241,123 22
Northwestern University 122,014,800 50
University of Wisconsin 68,673,740 15
University of Maryland 25,231,503 9
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 20,039,332 6
University of Iowa 9,035,850 4

The following athletic conferences participated in the 2014-2015 College & University Green Power Challenge:

1. Big Ten Conference
(375,236,348 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Ohio State 130,241,123 22
Northwestern University 122,014,800 50
University of Wisconsin 68,673,740 15
University of Maryland 25,231,503 9
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 20,039,332 6
University of Iowa - -
Indiana - -
Michigan - -
Michigan State - -
Minnesota - -
Nebraska - -
Penn State - -
Purdue - -
Rutgers - -
 
2. Big 12 Conference
(248,607,468 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Oklahoma 134,898,600 76
Oklahoma State 100,360,039 71
Iowa State 13,348,829 7
Baylor - -
Kansas - -
Kansas State - -
Texas - -
Texas Christian University - -
Texas Tech - -
West Virginia University - -
 
3. Ivy League
(207,483,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Pennsylvania 200,183,000 51
Dartmouth 7,300,000 10
Brown - -
Columbia - -
Cornell - -
Harvard - -
Princeton - -
Yale - -
         
4. Big East Conference
(160,012,574 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Georgetown 152,370,500 130*
DePaul 7,642,074 14
Butler
Creighton - -
Marquette - -
Providence - -
Seton Hall - -
St Johns - -
Villanova - -
Xavier - -
 
5. Southeastern Conference (SEC)
(148,335,935 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
University of Tennessee 91,372,000 35
University of Missouri 56,963,935 22
Alabama - -
Arkansas - -
Auburn - -
Florida - -
Georgia - -
Kentucky - -
Louisiana State - -
Mississippi - -
Mississippi State - -
South Carolina - -
Texas A&M - -
Vanderbilt - -
 
6. University Athletic Association
(119,104,839 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Carnegie Mellon 119,013,466 101*
Washington University / Tyson Research Center 91,373 33
Brandeis - -
Case Western Reserve - -
Emory - -
New York University - -
University of Chicago - -
University of Rochester - -
         
7. Colonial Athletic Association
(102,488,967 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Drexel 96,678,000 100
Hofstra 5,810,967 10
College of Charlestown - -
Delaware - -
James Madison - -
Northeastern - -
Towson - -
UNC Wilmington - -
William & Mary - -
 
8. Pac-12 Conference
(100,882,100 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Utah 85,926,100 28
Washington 14,956,000 5
Arizona - -
Arizona State - -
Colorado - -
Oregon - -
Oregon State - -
Stanford - -
UC Berkeley - -
UCLA - -
USC - -
Washington State - -
 
9. Mid-American Conference
(75,491,932 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Buffalo 75,491,932 35
Akron - -
Ball State - -
Bowling Green - -
Central Michigan - -
Eastern Michigan - -
Kent State - -
Miami - -
Northern Illinois - -
Ohio - -
Toledo - -
Western Michigan - -
         
10. Centennial Conference
(71,102,500 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Dickinson 18,000,000 90
Swarthmore 15,550,000 114*
Gettysburg 15,228,000 76
Haverford 14,000,000 100
Bryn Mawr 8,324,500 50
Franklin & Marshall - -
Johns Hopkins - -
McDaniel - -
Muhlenberg - -
Ursinus - -
Washington College - -
 
11. Northeast-10 Conference
(65,063,406 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*
Assumption 4,179,000 46
Saint Rose 1,118,438 10
American International - -
Franklin Pierce - -
Le Moyne - -
Merrimack - -
Pace - -
Saint Anselm - -
Saint Michael's - -
Southern Connecticut State - -
Stonehill - -
University of New Haven - -
 
12. Patriot League
(59,006,655 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
American 55,000,000 104*
Bucknell 4,006,655 11
Army - -
Boston University - -
Colgate - -
Holy Cross - -
Lafayette - -
Lehigh - -
Loyola University Maryland - -
Navy - -
         
13. Liberty League
(47,362,128 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Union College 20,145,673 94
Hobart and William Smith 12,001,400 94
Rochester Institute of Technology 10,828,717 14
St. Lawrence 2,393,000 15
Skidmore 1,993,338 9
Bard - -
Clarkson - -
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - -
University of Rochester - -
Vassar - -
 
14. Landmark Conference
(40,242,201 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Catholic University 40,242,201 100
Drew University - -
Elizabethtown College - -
Goucher College    
Juniata College - -
Moravian College - -
Susquehanna University - -
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - -
University of Scranton - -
 
15. Great Northwest Athletic Conference
(40,000,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Western Washington 40,000,000 107*
Alaska Anchorage - -
Alaska Fairbanks - -
Central Washington - -
Montana State - Billings - -
NW Nazarene - -
Saint Martins - -
Seattle Pacific - -
Simon Fraser - -
Western Oregon - -
         
16. Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
(38,489,934 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
St. Thomas 34,134,560 87
Carleton 4,355,374 35
Augsburg - -
Bethel - -
Concordia - -
Gustavus Adolphus - -
Hamline - -
Macalester - -
Saint Benedict - -
St. Catherine - -
St. John's - -
St. Mary's - -
St. Olaf - -
 
17. The Summit League
(36,072,253 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 21,072,253 10
University of Denver 15,000,000 35
Fort Wayne - -
North Dakota State - -
Omaha - -
South Dakota - -
South Dakota State - -
Western Illinois - -
 
18. Atlantic 10
(31,318,920 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Duquesne University 18,030,000 36
George Mason 9,735,000 10
Richmond 3,553,920 10
Dayton - -
Fordham - -
George Washington - -
La Salle - -
Massachusetts - -
Rhode Island - -
Saint Joseph's - -
Saint Louis - -
St. Bonaventure - -
VCU - -
         
19. West Coast Conference
(28,466,551 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Santa Clara University 22,706,551 73
Gonzaga 5,760,000 20
Brigham Young - -
Loyola Marymount - -
Pepperdine - -
Portland - -
Saint Mary's - -
San Diego - -
San Francisco - -
University of the Pacific - -
 
20. Northwest Conference
(26,810,639 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Lewis & Clark 13,037,528 101*
Pacific Lutheran 8,534,600 47
Whitman 5,238,511 50
George Fox - -
Linfield - -
Pacific - -
Puget Sound - -
Whitworth - -
Willamette - -
 
21. 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 - -
         
22. North Coast Athletic Conference
(25,220,977 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Allegheny 15,446,583 100
Oberlin 9,774,394 37
Denison - -
DePauw - -
Hiram - -
Kenyon - -
Ohio Wesleyan - -
Wabash - -
Whittenberg - -
Wooster - -
 
23. Atlantic Coast Conference
(24,031,990 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Syracuse 23,900,000 20
Clemson / Ravenel District 131,990 31
Boston College - -
Duke - -
Florida State - -
Georgia Tech - -
Miami - -
NC State - -
North Carolina - -
Norte Dame - -
Pittsburgh - -
Virginia - -
Virginia Tech - -
Wake Forest - -
 
24. New England Small College Athletic Conference
(23,016,114 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Colby College 14,317,550 103*
Hamilton College 6,213,776 25
Middlebury College 2,484,788 10
Amherst - -
Bates - -
Bowdoin - -
Connecticut College - -
Trinity - -
Tufts - -
Wesleyan - -
Williams - -
         
25. Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
(21,137,804 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Philadelphia University 14,514,804 100
Georgian Court 6,623,000 126*
Bloomfield - -
Caldwell - -
Chestnut Hill - -
Concordia - -
Dominican - -
Felician - -
Goldey-Beacom - -
Holy Family - -
Nyack - -
Post University - -
University of the Sciences - -
Wilmington - -
 
26. Capital Athletic Conference (20,559,088 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
St. Mary's (Md.) 17,003,088 85
Salisbury 3,556,000 12
Christopher Newport University - -
Frostburg - -
Mary Washington - -
Marymount - -
Penn-State-Harrisburg - -
Southern Virginia University - -
Wesley - -
York - -
 
27. Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
(20,430,256 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Stevens Point 14,231,173 50
Oshkosh 6,199,083 19
Eau Claire - -
La Crosse - -
Platteville - -
River Falls - -
Stout - -
Superior - -
Whitewater - -
         
28. Southern Collegiate
Athletic Conference
(19,451,174 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Southwestern University 16,007,563 100
Colorado College 2,455,400 16
Austin College
Centenary College of Louisiana - -
Schreiner University - -
Texas Lutheran University - -
Trinity University - -
University of Dallas - -
 
29. NJCAA / Region 24
(18,064,954 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Lewis and Clark Community College 12,930,000 92
Heartland Community College 5,134,954 61
Danville Area - -
Illinois Central - -
John Wood - -
Lincoln - -
Lincoln Land - -
Parkland - -
Spoon River - -
 
30. NEWMAC
(17,288,142 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Emerson College 15,000,000 100
Wellesley College 1,372,950 5
Babson College 915,192 5
Clark University - -
Coast Guard Academy - -
MIT - -
Mount Holyoke - -
Smith - -
Springfield - -
Wheaton - -
WPI - -
         
31. Middle Atlantic Conference
(16,766,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Lebanon Valley 10,100,000 100
Eastern 6,666,000 101*
Albright
Alvernia - -
Hood - -
Lycoming - -
Messiah - -
Stevenson - -
Widener    
 
32. California Collegiate Athletic Conference
(16,469,928 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
UC San Diego 13,111,920 5
CSU Monterey Bay 1,862,081 17
CSU Bernardino 1,495,927 5
CSPU Pomona - -
CSU Chico - -
CSU Dominguez Hills - -
CSU East Bay - -
CSU Los Angeles - -
CSU Stanislaus - -
Humboldt State - -
San Francisco State - -
Sonoma State - -
 
33. 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 - -
         
34. Cascade Collegiate Conference
(13,977,310 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Evergreen 13,977,310 100
College of Idaho - -
Concordia - -
Corban - -
Eastern Oregon - -
Northwest - -
Northwest Christian - -
Oregon Tech - -
Southern Oregon - -
Warner Pacific - -
 
35. Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
(13,951,116 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Regis 11,000,000 89
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 - -
 
36. Big Sky Conference
(13,784,946 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Northern Arizona 8,163,534 13
Weber State 4,818,013 18
California State University, Sacramento / Library and The WELL 803,399 24
Eastern Washington - -
Idaho - -
Idaho State - -
Montana - -
Montana State - -
North Dakota - -
Northern Colorado - -
Portland State - -
Southern Utah - -
         
37. Pennsylvania State
Athletic Conference
(13,000,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Mercyhurst University 13,000,000 105*
Bloomsburg - -
California - -
Cheyney - -
Clarion - -
East Stroudsburg - -
Edinboro - -
Gannon - -
IUP - -
Kutztown - -
Lock Haven - -
Mansfield - -
Millersville - -
Pitt-Johnstown - -
Seton Hill - -
Shippensburg - -
Slippery Rock - -
West Chester - -
 
38. Horizon League
(11,618,447 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
University of Illinois at Chicago 11,618,447 4
Cleveland State - -
Detroit Mercy - -
Wisconsin - Green Bay - -
Wisconsin - Milkwaukee - -
Oakland - -
Valparaiso - -
Wright State - -
Youngstown State - -
 
39. St. Louis Intercollegiate
Athletic Conference
(10,209,079 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Principia 10,209,079 100
Blackburn - -
Eureka - -
Fontbonne - -
Greenville - -
Iowa Wesleyan - -
MacMurray - -
Spalding - -
Webster - -
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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