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Points of Pride

Exterior of Greiner Hall

Our LEED Gold designed Greiner Hall is an example of the marriage of sustainable and universal design.

UB has embarked upon numerous endeavors to reduce its environmental impact, setting the standard for public research universities.


UB is an innovator in solar energy on campus through The Solar Strand, a one-of-a-kind solar array designed by landscape architect Walter Hood that serves as a model for blending art, science, accessibility and technology at public research institutions.


We were one of the first universities to sign on to the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment to achieve climate neutrality.

State of Sustainability

UB is benchmarking its sustainability performance with the State of Sustainability Infographic. This will help communicate our goals and achievements to both the campus and the broader community.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named UB one of its Top 10 College and University Green Power Partners.


UB developed a world-class climate action plan with one-, three- and five-year goals for six committees that span the university’s sustainability spectrum.


We have made a commitment to sustainable buildings. Greiner Hall debuted in August 2011 and represented the first LEED gold designed student residence hall in the State University of New York System and also was designed with the practice of Universal Design in mind.


We are a leader in purchasing renewable energy. UB is poised to move toward purchasing 30 percent of its electricity from wind power.

Tom Furlani, UB CIO

UB IT increased the efficiency of the computing power at the Center for Computational Research. The project decreased total energy consumption at the data center by 20%, saved UB more than $278,000, and reduced our carbon footprint by 550 metric tons.