The University of Idaho recently announced it ranked fifth out of 356 institutions for clean renewable energy sources.
Greenhouse gas emissions are down 25% since FY19 and 47% since the 2005 baseline largely due to the greening of Avista’s fuel mix, university energy efficiency measures, and closure due to COVID-19. Greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 were down 30% from the baseline in 2005.
The university’s first rooftop photovoltaic solar array was installed on the Integrated Research and Innovation Center last year.
The university hopes to have a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by the end of 2027 and switch to 100% clean power by 2045.