Texas Tech University

Sustainability

Welcome

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

Recycling
Bike Stand
Water Fountain
Crush 'Em Tech Program
Dero Fixit System
Water Bottle Refill Station

 

Recycling
Recycling
Students
TTU Recycling Center
TTU Recycling Bins
Guns Up Green Up event

 

Flower
Library
CHACP
Arbor Day
Xeriscaping
Water-Side Economizer

 

Bayler
Solar
Red Raider Shred
TTU Sustainable Cabin

 

 Improvements

Custom Recycle Stations

University Student Housing 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

The Office of Sustainability 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)

 

Partners

Guns Up Green Up
Green It Mean It
trac
shred
procurement
Parking
IT

 

Recycling Numbers

Recycled

Recycling Totals

Recycling Totals

 

Awards

 
AASHEBFU  Street ClosureStars   
 

Contact

Dr. Carey Hewett, Director and Campus Sustainability Officer

Harley Puett,Sustainability Intern

Office of Sustainability
Operations Division
608 N. Knoxville Ave., Suite 106
Lubbock, TX 79415

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

  • Mail Stop: 3142
  • Box: 43142
  • Fax: (806) 742-9780

Staff Information

Student Information

 

Operations Division: Services