Weber State University is committed to environmental, social and economic sustainability. In both academics and operations, we research and implement sustainable practices on campus, and engage the community through outreach initiatives.
Awards & Recognition
Weber State University earned a Silver rating in the national Sustainability Tracking and Rating System (STARS) assessment.
Installed a 1.8 megawatt solar array, offsetting 100% of the electricity needs of Weber's Davis Campus. This solar array gathers enough renewable energy to power all of Davis Campus, all year-round.
Installed our first ground source heat exchange wells 425 feet deep under two WSU parking lots. Weber utilized the natural temperature of the earth to heat and cool buildings.
Completed our first Sustainability Tracking And Rating System (STARS) report, through the National Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, soon after earning a Bronze rating.
Adopted a Climate Action Plan, and hired our first energy manager.
Completed our first greenhouse gas inventory, accounting for emissions generated from our buildings, fleet, onsite fossil fuel use, and all travel of our faculty, staff and students who commute to and from campus.
Our sustainability journey began with a commitment by then WSU President Ann Millner when she signed the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), setting the goal for WSU to become a carbon-neutral campus by 2050.