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2014-2015 College and University Green Power Challenge

Dates to Remember

Partner Data Deadlines

January 5, 2015
April 6, 2015

Challenge Update Schedule

October 27, 2014
January 26, 2015
April 27, 2015


Throughout the 2014-2015 academic year, EPA's Green Power Partnership will track the collegiate athletic conferences with the highest combined green power usage in the nation. The Green Power Challenge is open to all U.S. colleges, universities, and conferences. Interested in joining the Challenge? Check out our Join Us page for more information.

In the spring of 2015, EPA will conclude the Green Power Challenge and recognize a Champion Green Power Conference as well as the largest single green power users within each participating conference as 2014-15 EPA Green Power Challenge conference champions. To be listed, a conference must have at least one Green Power Partner and an aggregate green power purchase of at least 10,000,000 kilowatt-hours across the conference.

This list is current as of October 27, 2014. This is the first update to the 2014-2015 College & University Green Power Challenge.

Competing Conferences

The following athletic conferences are participating in the 2014-2015 College & University Green Power Challenge:

1. Big Ten Conference
(329,294,272)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Ohio State 133,631,369 23
Northwestern University 96,720,800 38
University of Wisconsin 68,673,740 15
University of Maryland 25,231,503 9
Iowa/Main Campus Buildings 5,036,860 3
Illinois - -
Indiana - -
Michigan - -
Michigan State - -
Minnesota - -
Nebraska - -
Penn State - -
Purdue - -
Rutgers - -
 
2. Big 12 Conference
(250,593,444 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Oklahoma 134,898,600 76
Oklahoma State 100,360,039 71
Iowa State 15,334,805 8
Baylor - -
Kansas - -
Kansas State - -
Texas - -
Texas Christian University - -
Texas Tech - -
West Virginia University - -
 
3. Ivy League
(207,483,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Pennsylvania 200,183,000 51
Dartmouth 7,300,000 10
Brown - -
Columbia - -
Cornell - -
Harvard - -
Princeton - -
Yale - -
         
4. Big East Conference
(160,179,574 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Georgetown 152,370,500 130*
DePaul 7,809,074 14
Butler
Creighton - -
Marquette - -
Providence - -
Seton Hall - -
St Johns - -
Villanova - -
Xavier - -
 
5. Southeastern Conference (SEC)
(133,103,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
University of Tennessee 80,020,000 32
University of Missouri 53,083,000 21
Alabama - -
Arkansas - -
Auburn - -
Florida - -
Georgia - -
Kentucky - -
Louisiana State - -
Mississippi - -
Mississippi State - -
South Carolina - -
Texas A&M - -
Vanderbilt - -
 
6. University Athletic Association
(115,637,466 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Carnegie Mellon 115,637,466 98
Brandeis - -
Case Western Reserve - -
Emory - -
New York University - -
University of Chicago - -
University of Rochester - -
Washington University - -
         
7. Colonial Athletic Association
(102,488,967 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Drexel 96,678,000 100
Hofstra 5,810,967 11
College of Charlestown - -
Delaware - -
James Madison - -
Northeastern - -
Towson - -
UNC Wilmington - -
William & Mary - -
 
8. Pac-12 Conference
(100,882,100 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Utah 85,926,100 28
Washington 14,956,000 5
Arizona - -
Arizona State - -
Colorado - -
Oregon - -
Oregon State - -
Stanford - -
UC Berkeley - -
UCLA - -
USC - -
Washington State - -
 
9. Mid-American Conference
(78,392,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Buffalo 78,392,000 36
Akron - -
Ball State - -
Bowling Green - -
Central Michigan - -
Eastern Michigan - -
Kent State - -
Miami - -
Northern Illinois - -
Ohio - -
Toledo - -
Western Michigan - -
         
10. Centennial Conference
(71,102,500 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Dickinson 18,000,000 90
Swarthmore 15,550,000 114*
Gettysburg 15,228,000 76
Haverford 14,000,000 100
Bryn Mawr 8,324,500 76
Franklin & Marshall - -
Johns Hopkins - -
McDaniel - -
Muhlenberg - -
Ursinus - -
Washington College - -
 
11. Northeast-10 Conference
(65,063,406 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Bentley 25,000,000 100
Adelphi University 21,055,780 100
Southern New Hampshire 13,710,188 120*
Assumption 4,179,000 46
Saint Rose 1,118,438 10
American International - -
Franklin Pierce - -
Le Moyne - -
Merrimack - -
Pace - -
Saint Anselm - -
Saint Michael's - -
Southern Connecticut State - -
Stonehill - -
University of New Haven - -
 
12. Patriot League
(60,322,635 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
American 56,315,885 113*
Bucknell 4,006,750 10
Army - -
Boston University - -
Colgate - -
Holy Cross - -
Lafayette - -
Lehigh - -
Loyola University Maryland - -
Navy - -
         
13. Liberty League
(49,031,476 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Union College 20,015,406 93
Hobart and William Smith 12,001,400 108*
Rochester Institute of Technology 11,099,370 15
Skidmore 3,522,300 15
St. Lawrence 2,393,000 15
Bard - -
Clarkson - -
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - -
University of Rochester - -
Vassar - -
 
14. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
(47,850,368 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Quinnipiac 39,496,000 100
Rider 6,400,000 33
Monmouth 1,954,368 10
Canisius College - -
Fairfield University - -
Iona College - -
Manhattan College - -
Marist College - -
Niagara University - -
Saint Peter's University - -
Siena College - -
 
15. Landmark Conference
(47,452,201 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Catholic University 40,242,201 100
Juniata College 7,210,000 84
Drew University - -
Elizabethtown College    
Goucher College - -
Moravian College - -
Susquehanna University - -
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - -
University of Scranton - -
         
16. Great Northwest Athletic Conference
(40,000,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Western Washington 40,000,000 107*
Alaska Anchorage - -
Alaska Fairbanks - -
Central Washington - -
Montana State - Billings - -
NW Nazarene - -
Saint Martins - -
Seattle Pacific - -
Simon Fraser - -
Western Oregon - -
 
17. Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
(38,489,934 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
St. Thomas 34,134,560 87
Carleton 4,355,374 35
Augsburg - -
Bethel - -
Concordia - -
Gustavus Adolphus - -
Hamline - -
Macalester - -
Saint Benedict - -
St. Catherine - -
St. John's - -
St. Mary's - -
St. Olaf - -
 
18. The Summit League
(36,577,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 21,577,000 10
University of Denver 15,000,000 35
Fort Wayne - -
North Dakota State - -
Omaha - -
South Dakota - -
South Dakota State - -
Western Illinois - -
         
19. West Coast Conference
(34,772,551 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Santa Clara University 29,732,551 101*
Gonzaga 5,040,000 18
Brigham Young - -
Loyola Marymount - -
Pepperdine - -
Portland - -
Saint Mary's - -
San Diego - -
San Francisco - -
University of the Pacific - -
 
20. Capital Athletic Conference (33,512,727 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
St. Mary's (Md.) 22,004,727 121*
Salisbury 11,508,000 38
Christopher Newport University - -
Frostburg - -
Mary Washington - -
Marymount - -
Penn-State-Harrisburg - -
Southern Virginia University - -
Wesley - -
York - -
 
21. Atlantic 10
(31,295,880 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Duquesne University 18,030,000 38
George Mason 9,735,000 10
Richmond 3,530,880 10
Dayton - -
Fordham - -
George Washington - -
La Salle - -
Massachusetts - -
Rhode Island - -
Saint Joseph's - -
Saint Louis - -
St. Bonaventure - -
VCU - -
         
22. Northwest Conference
(26,810,639 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Lewis & Clark 13,037,528 101*
Pacific Lutheran 8,534,600 47
Whitman 5,238,511 50
George Fox - -
Linfield - -
Pacific - -
Puget Sound - -
Whitworth - -
Willamette - -
 
23. Mid-America
Athletics Association
(26,000,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Central Oklahoma 26,000,000 100
Central Missouri - -
Emporia State - -
Fort Hays State - -
Lincoln - -
Lindenwood - -
Missouri Southern - -
Missouri Western - -
Nebraska Kearney - -
Northeastern State - -
Northwest Missouri - -
Pittsburg State - -
Southwest Baptist - -
Washburn - -
 
24. North Coast Athletic Conference
(25,220,997 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Allegheny 15,446,583 100
Oberlin 9,774,394 37
Denison - -
DePauw - -
Hiram - -
Kenyon - -
Ohio Wesleyan - -
Wabash - -
Whittenberg - -
Wooster - -
         
25. New England Small College Athletic Conference
(24,112,914 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Colby College 14,317,550 103*
Hamilton College 6,210,576 25
Middlebury College 2,484,788 10
Bowdoin College 1,100,000 6
Amherst - -
Bates - -
Connecticut College - -
Trinity - -
Tufts - -
Wesleyan - -
Williams - -
 
26. Atlantic Coast Conference
(23,046,998 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Syracuse 22,900,000 20
Clemson / Ravenel District 146,998 29
Boston College - -
Duke - -
Florida State - -
Georgia Tech - -
Miami - -
NC State - -
North Carolina - -
Norte Dame - -
Pittsburgh - -
Virginia - -
Virginia Tech - -
Wake Forest - -
 
27. Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
(21,137,804 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Philadelphia University 14,514,804 100
Georgian Court 6,623,000 100
Bloomfield - -
Caldwell - -
Chestnut Hill - -
Concordia - -
Dominican - -
Felician - -
Goldey-Beacom - -
Holy Family - -
Nyack - -
Post University - -
University of the Sciences - -
Wilmington - -
         
28. NJCAA / Region 24
(18,064,954 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Lewis and Clark Community College 12,930,000 92
Heartland Community College 5,134,954 61
Danville Area - -
Illinois Central - -
John Wood - -
Lincoln - -
Lincoln Land - -
Parkland - -
Spoon River - -
 
29. NEWMAC
(17,439,174 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Emerson College 15,000,000 100
Wellesley College 1,372,950 5
Babson College 1,066,224 5
Clark University - -
Coast Guard Academy - -
MIT - -
Mount Holyoke - -
Smith - -
Springfield - -
Wheaton - -
WPI - -
 
30. Southern Collegiate
Athletic Conference
(16,995,774 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Southwestern University 16,995,774 100
Austin College - -
Centenary College of Louisiana
Colorado College - -
Schreiner University - -
Texas Lutheran University - -
Trinity University - -
University of Dallas - -
         
31. Middle Atlantic Conference
(16,766,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Lebanon Valley 10,100,000 100
Eastern 6,666,000 101*
Albright
Alvernia - -
Hood - -
Lycoming - -
Messiah - -
Stevenson - -
Widener    
 
32. State University of New York Athletic Conference
(16,214,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Cortland 16,214,000 64
Brockport - -
Buffalo State
Fredonia - -
Geneseo - -
New Paltz - -
Oneonta - -
Oswego - -
Plattsburgh - -
Potsdam - -
 
33. Cascade Collegiate Conference
(14,049,640 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Evergreen 14,049,640 100
College of Idaho - -
Concordia - -
Corban - -
Eastern Oregon - -
Northwest - -
Northwest Christian - -
Oregon Tech - -
Southern Oregon - -
Warner Pacific - -
         
34. Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
(13,951,116 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Regis 11,000,000 89
University of Colorado Colorado Springs 2,951,116 14
Adams State - -
Black Hills State - -
Chadron State - -
Colorado Christian - -
Colorado Mesa - -
Colorado School of Mines - -
Colorado State University- Pueblo - -
Fort Lewis - -
Metropolitan State University of Denver - -
New Mexico Highlands - -
Western New Mexico - -
Western State Colorado - -
 
35. Big Sky Conference
(13,784,946 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Northern Arizona 8,163,534 13
Weber State 4,818,013 18
California State University, Sacramento / Library and The WELL 803,399 24
Eastern Washington - -
Idaho - -
Idaho State - -
Montana - -
Montana State - -
North Dakota - -
Northern Colorado - -
Portland State - -
Southern Utah - -
 
36. Pennsylvania State
Athletic Conference
(13,000,000 kWh)
School Green Power (kWh) % Green Power
Mercyhurst University 13,000,000 105*
Bloomsburg - -
California - -
Cheyney - -
Clarion - -
East Stroudsburg - -
Edinboro - -
Gannon - -
IUP - -
Kutztown - -
Lock Haven - -
Mansfield - -
Millersville - -
Pitt-Johnstown - -
Seton Hill - -
Shippensburg - -
Slippery Rock - -
West Chester - -

*Reflects the amount of green power as a percentage of total electricity use. Partners choosing to purchase green power in an amount exceeding 100 percent of their U.S. organization-wide electricity use are listed as such.

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