For the past decade, UB has been a leader in environmentally smart construction. The university is undergoing a green building boom, with new LEED-designed buildings opening on all three campuses.

solar panel.

Our commitment to renewable energy stems from our goal of becoming climate neutral by 2030. Our award winning Solar Strand paved the way for our exciting new Localizing Buffalo's Renewable Energy initiative.


sobi bike.

At UB, you don't need to rely on cars to get around. Whether it's bike, bus or rail, there is an alternative option for you!

Solar Strand tree planting.

UB's campus is great for everyone that loves the outdoors. From our lake, to our forest, to our sky filled with falcons, there is always something to see and do in our nearby nature.

campus garden.

The garden will be to connect students, faculty and the community through experiential learning and practice. The garden will be a model of sustainability and by being accessible and highly visible; it will contribute to the advancement of the University at Buffalo and Campus Dining & Shops’ sustainability efforts.

campus map.

Looking for a bike rack, or where to fill your reusable water bottle?  Interested in locating campus solar installations and green buildings?  Check out our sustainability map! 

Select the different layers to display what you want to show up on the map.  Click on the different markers on the map or in the legend to see a picture and description.  Navigate by dragging anywhere to pan the map and scroll or use the zoom buttons to adjust the scale.  

GRoW Home.

The sustainable living project, designed and built by more than 100 students across the university under the leadership of the School of Architecture and Planning, placed second in the U.S. Department of Energy’s national intercollegiate 2015 Solar Decathlon in a field of 14 finalists. It is temporarily on south campus, and will have a permanent home on north campus in 2019. 

This interactive display of sustainability information is located on the second floor of the Student Union. Feel free to relax and study, as well as brush up on your UB Sustainability stats in this cozy nook. 

solar oven.