Jack and Barbara Davis Hall is just one of our LEED Gold
We make our best practices available to our colleagues in higher
education and others to communicate what works well in
sustainability. After all, we are all working toward the goal of a
Our vision for sustainability extends beyond our campus borders.
We bring our sustainability solutions and thinking to partners in
our own region, state, nation and globe and particularly those in
Our students and researchers turn their microscopes and pens
towards the community, working in places like Hickory Woods and the
West Side of Buffalo to assist communities struggling with legacies
of toxic pollution, or those that are looking to create a more
UB is home to the first LEED certified green building in Western
New York, as well as a 3,200 panel solar array.
In addition to this sustainable physical infrastructure, UB is
focused on greening the natural environment through tree plantings
and community clean-ups, and infusing issues of sustainability into
the fabric of our community.
UB is a driving force for implementing sustainable practices and
engaging the community in our efforts.
To share our green building practices with architects,
engineers, designers, and peers in Higher Education, we developed
the UB High Performance Building Guidelines to serve as a checklist
of best practices when building green.
UB has installed more than 800 kWh of solar power on campus in
the past decade and we know how to marry the process of
installation with art, education, research and engagement.
Expanding solar power usage in our community means jobs and
real-world applications for the scholarship of our faculty and
We also work with partners in the community, such as Grassroots
Gardens of Buffalo and the Massachusetts Avenue Project, to supply
them with nutrient rich soil amendment from our on-campus