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TU named to national list of green universities

The University of Tulsa has been named one of the nation’s top 100 green universities by SaveOnEnergy.com, an online marketplace that helps residential and commercial energy consumers shop for electricity and natural gas supply.

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The website’s compilation of universities includes exclusively those named top 100 institutions by U.S. News & World Report. Rankings are based on a number of eco-friendly factors such as each college’s Princeton Review Green Score, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy by State score and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Green Jobs State Report.

TU is listed No. 86 among national universities in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings and was selected by SaveOnEnergy.com for prioritizing sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint through campus initiatives and community partnerships. One of the most recent projects TU introduced involves a partnership with Public Service Co. of Oklahoma. TU and PSO collaborated in 2016 to install solar panels on the roof of the Case Tennis Center, estimated to generate energy valued at more than 50 percent of the building’s annual usage.