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Since 2007, UNC has reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 19 percent overall, even as the campus expanded in size.

UNC works to become greenhouse gas neutral by reducing emissions through improving efficiency on campus, reducing coal use at the Cogeneration facility, increasing on-campus renewable energy and by working toward a strategy to purchase renewable energy. Innovative, renewable energy solutions, smart operational practices, individual choices to save energy, and new high-performance buildings have all contributed to significant energy and GHG emissions reductions.

These UNC partners support the Goal of Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Use

Zeroing in on Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Use

AC Systems in Data Center Data Center’s Energy-Efficient AC Units Reduce Carbon Footprint

February 6, 2020

New computer room air conditioning units in the Information Technology Services data center were recently installed and will decrease greenhouse gas emissions.

Categories: Greenhouse Gas


BEST Workplaces for Commuters 2020 UNC-Chapel Hill named as Best Workplaces for Commuters 2020

February 3, 2020

UNC-Chapel Hill was named one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters by the National Center for Transit Research, making it one of 39 colleges and universities across the nation and one of four in North Carolina to receive recognition for its Commuter Alternative Program (CAP).

Categories: Campus Sustainability, Greenhouse Gas, UNC Three Zeros


A Restoration for the Future A Restoration for the Future

October 4, 2019

The University is working steadily to decrease its carbon footprint and move away from using coal. Campus administrators continually look for ways to reduce overall energy consumption and increase the use of renewable energy while lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Categories: Greenhouse Gas