Green Power Partnership
|University of Texas Arlington|
|Organization Type||Education (Higher)|
|Percentage Green Power||3.9%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
|Environmental Web Page|
The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of 33,000 students in the heart of North Texas. University research is escalating rapidly, spurred in part by facilities such as the new Engineering Research Building, a 234,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art collaborative research and teaching center designed to meet LEED Silver standards. The building is home to Computer Science & Engineering and Bioengineering labs and classrooms. Biology, neuroscience, physics, chemistry and biochemistry and social work researchers share the space to foster collaborative work. UT Arlington is expanding its 400-acre campus with the 20-acre College Park District. The district includes College Park, a residential and retail center that will add space for 600 campus residents by 2012, and College Park Center, a 6,500-seat special events center designed to LEED Gold standard that will open in late 2011. The mixed-used College Park project will include a 385kw, solar grid-tied photovoltaic system, one of the largest installations of its kind in the United States. UT Arlington is striving to become a leader in campus sustainability through the efforts of administration, faculty, staff, and students. The University is actively engaged in greening facility operations, promoting innovative research, supporting and encouraging student initiatives, implementing environmentally and sustainability focused curriculum, and sponsoring public service initiatives. Purchasing renewable energy certificates is an important step in fulfilling our commitment to sustainability.