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Preston accepts award


UT has been recognized on the local, regional, and national level for its environmental sustainability efforts.




  • UT is recognized by the EPA as the #10 Green Power Purchaser among colleges and universities in the nation.
  • UT earns the top spot in the SEC with 32% of our energy portfolio coming from renewable resources.


  • UT is one of four colleges and university campuses selected to participate in the TVA Energy Right Solutions for Higher Education program.
  • UT wins TVA’s Green Power Switch Presidential Award for making the largest single purchase of green power blocks during 2011.


  • UT receives a STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its leadership in campus sustainability.
  • UT is profiled for the first time in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges, and featured in every year after


  • UT wins an Energy Efficiency Leadership Award at the 2009 Summit for Campus Sustainability organized by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.


  • UT becomes the nation’s first university certified for its green cleaning practices.