Lebanon Valley College Recognized By EPA As Top Green Power User In The Middle Atlantic Conference In 2018-19
Lebanon Valley College announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized it as an Individual Conference Champion in the 2018-19 College and University Green Power Challenge. Lebanon Valley College currently uses more green power than any other school in the Middle Atlantic Conference. Since April 2006, EPA’s Green Power Partnership has tracked and recognized the collegiate athletic conferences with the highest combined green power use within the program. The Individual Conference Champion Award recognizes the school that uses the largest amount of green power in a qualifying conference. Lebanon Valley College beat its conference rivals by using 10 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power, representing 100 percent of the school’s annual electricity use. Lebanon Valley College is procuring a utility green power product from Constellation. This commitment to green power demonstrates a sustainable choice that helps to reduce the negative health impacts of air emissions including those related to ozone, fine particles, acid rain, and regional haze.
According to the U.S. EPA, LVC's green power use of 10 million kWh is equivalent to the electricity use of nearly 1,000 average American homes annually.
In the 2018-19 challenge, the 35 collegiate conferences and 109 schools competing collectively used nearly 3.6 billion kWh of green power. EPA’s Green Power Challenge is open to any collegiate athletic conference in the United States. To qualify, a collegiate athletic conference must include at least two schools that qualify as Green Power Partners, and the conference must collectively use at least 10 million kWh of green power. EPA will restart the 14th season of the College and University Green Power Challenge in fall 2019 and conclude it in spring 2020. For more information, visit: www.epa.gov/greenpower/college-and-university-challenge.