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(10) University of Utah

Annual Green Power Usage (kWh): 85,926,100

According to the EPA, the University of Utah purchases more than 85 million kilowatt hours of wind power every year to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.

According to the university's sustainability resource center, all new construction projects that cost more than $2.5 million are "required to achieve Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)."

To keep track of energy consumption, all buildings on campus are being fitted with energy metering devices.



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