Green Power Partnership
|Carnegie Mellon University|
|Organization Type||Education (Higher)|
|Percentage Green Power||100.0%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
|Awards/Recognition||Founding Green Power Partner, Green Power Leadership Award 2001, Green Power Leadership Award 2010|
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Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a founding Green Power Partner and a recipient of a 2001 Green Power Leadership Award. By purchasing 116 million kilowatt-hours of third-party certified, renewable energy certificates from national wind sources, the university receives 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. Carnegie Mellon continues to seek ways to reduce its carbon footprint with pilot renewable generation on campus and its conversion from coal to 100 percent natural gas firing of the boiler plant owned jointly with other Pittsburgh institutions. "Developing new technologies, policies, and practices to protect and enhance our global environment is one of our strategic priorities," said Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon. "Our university is committed to using our research and education programs-as well as our own campus practices-to improve environmental quality, to provide leadership in environmentally sustainable practices, and to support the development of wind power. We hope this effort will become a practical model for other universities and organizations."