John Heil

Energy Specialist

Emory & Henry shows what it looks like to be green!

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that our standing as one of the top outdoor schools is equally matched by our leadership on sustainability and resilience. 

Recently, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honored the college as the Individual Conference Champion of the 2015-16 College & University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

Emory & Henry College beat its conference rivals by using nearly 8 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power, representing 100 percent of the school’s annual electricity usage. Emory & Henry College is procuring a utility green power product from Collegiate Clean Energy. In addition, Emory & Henry College is generating green power from an on-site renewable energy system using solar resources. This demonstrates a proactive choice to switch away from traditional sources of electricity generation and support cleaner renewable energy alternatives.