Physical plant director André Hutchinson reports that Portland General Electric presented the University of Portland with a certificate acknowledging UP’s 2015 environmental impact. The certificate states, “You have made a positive impact on our environment through your purchase of Clean Wind renewable power. Thank you for your commitment to the environment.”
Hutchinson points out that UP self-directs the maximum amount of its public purpose charge toward the purchase of Clean Wind power each year. In 2015, the University purchased 1,681,317 kWh of Clean Wind power, resulting in 2,253,534 pounds of CO2 avoided—this equates to approximately 2,514,712 miles not driven or 268 trees planted annually.
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