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Santa Clara University
Location Santa Clara, CA
Organization Type Education (Higher)
Percentage Green Power 101.1%
Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product? Yes
Organization-wide Purchase Yes
Awards/Recognition Green Power Leadership Award 2011
Environmental Web Page exit EPA
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Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, is California's oldest operating higher-education institution. Santa Clara University is committed to developing a culture of sustainability with its students, faculty, and staff. The University signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment in 2007 and has a goal of becoming climate neutral by the end of 2015. The SCU campus is home to two Solar Decathlon award-winning solar houses (with a third participating in Solar Decathlon 2013!) SCU has 1,100.1 kW of onsite solar generation, a 10-kW wind turbine, a 60-collector solar thermal system, and is also purchasing wind power from its local utility to cover 100 percent of its electricity needs.


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