UCCS has numerous sustainability goals outlined in past Sustainability Strategic Plans, external commitments such as the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, and the Colorado Greening of State Government Executive Orders. In order to communicate both progress and need for further efforts, this page provides yearly data on key resources.
During the last 14 years, there has been significant growth in student population and campus building area, which is represented by increases in all resources. However, efficiency measures, renewable energy purchases, and improvements in waste and recycling processes have prevented a one-for-one rise in resource use with the growth. This site will continue to add analyses of different resources as they come available.