Ohio State to Power Campus with Wind Energy from Ohio Wind Farm.

The Ohio State University has signed a letter of intent with Iberdrola Renewables to purchase 50 megawatts (MW) of wind energy capacity from the Blue Creek Wind Farm, located in Van Wert and Paulding counties in Ohio. The purchase of clean, renewable wind energy capacity equates to approximately 25 percent of the entire Columbus campus electricity load, and is one of the single largest purchases of actual renewable energy by any university in the country.  The agreement helps Ohio State take a big step toward becoming a “carbon neutral university,” a commitment the university has been working toward since President Gee signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment in 2008. The university continues to develop and implement plans to achieve its sustainability goals, including the creation of a campus culture that embraces sustainability. More information here.

Welcome to Ohio State's Buckeye Footprint. Explore the sustainability impact of Ohio State including its students, faculty, and staff. See real-time electricity, heating, and cooling information (Energy Dashboard), recent recycling and waste minimization information, water conservation efforts (coming soon), and alternative transportation information (coming soon). This is the hub for your Buckeye Footprint.  

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With biodiesel buses, water-saving showerheads, and increased energy efficiency in buildings, Ohio State is Scarlet, Gray & Green.

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We can fill the Horseshoe twice over with the 1,364,271,216 gallons of water that we use each year on campus!