Solar Strand.

Over the past three years, the University at Buffalo has reduced its carbon footprint by an average of 33% (as measured in metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents) by replacing 671,594,561 kilowatt hours of electricity to renewable sources.   Our success is a result of outstanding operational management and responsible energy use by members of the UB community.

UB is committed to green power alternatives, as evidenced by our two on campus solar installations, our 4.5 megawatt off campus installation Steel Winds project in Buffalo, our current Localizing Buffalo's Renewable Energy Future initiative and the purchasing of 100% of electricity consumption through renewable energy credits.


Through our operations, academics, and extracurricular activities, our University has built partnerships to increase engagement and infrastructure in renewable energy.


UB currently generates more than 400,000 kWh of solar energy onsite from the Solar Strand and Norton Hall, and expect more solar panels soon from our REV initiatives. 

Energy Conservation