Texas Tech University

STARSTTU Bronze AwardSustainability


The Office of Sustainability at Texas Tech University encourages faculty, staff, and students to further Texas Tech University's sustainability efforts. The Office of Sustainability works to track and recognize the many sustainable accomplishments across our campus and encourage new ventures. Texas Tech University provides many examples of leadership in sustainability that students, staff, faculty, and the surrounding community can be proud of and these processes allow for a learning environment where students can develop needed skills and understanding to impact the world.


Campus Efforts

 Campus Involvement

Dero Fixit System

Dero Fixit System

45 Water Bottle Refill Stations

45 Water Bottle Refill Stations

Arbor Day

Arbor Day



Water-Side Economizer

Water-Side Economizer

TTU Sustainable Cabin

TTU Sustainable Cabin


Custom Recycle Stations

The Operations Division has replaced recycle bin stations around campus with personalized bins made from recycled milk jugs. The personalized recycle bins are made up of 1,494 recycled milk jugs and can hold 22 gallons of recyclable materials. University Student Housing's goal is to place one in every resident hall. There are currently four installed on campus.

Vortex Hand Dryers

Operations Division has begun the process of replacing older hand dryers and paper towel dispensers with Vortex Hand Dryers. These hand dryers are germicidal and promote sustainability by drastically decreasing the need for paper towels in restrooms on campus.

LEED Certifications

Texas Tech University strives for sustainable growth. There are multiple buildings on-campus with certifications from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system designed by the United States Green Building Council, including:

  • The Rawls College of Business Administration Building – Gold LEED Rating
  • Texas Tech University Innovation HYB at Research Park – Silver LEED Rating
  • Terry Fuller Petroleum Engineering Research Building West Village Residence Hall
  • J.T. & Margaret Talkington Residence Hall (Formerly Boston Residence Hall)



tracGreen It Mean It



Recycling Numbers

Total Annual Recycled Material 2008-2020

Recycling Totals

Recycling Totals


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Dr. Carey Hewett, Director and Campus Sustainability Officer

Karen Marin, Sustainability Coordinator

Office of Sustainability
Operations Division Physical Plant
3122 Main Street
Lubbock, TX 79409

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Mail Stop: 3142
  • Box: 43142

Student Information


Operations Division: Business Services

  • Address

    Mail Stop: 3142, Box: 43142, Physical Plant Building, Room 119, 3122 Main Street, Lubbock, TX 79409
  • Phone

  • Email