EPA Green Power Partner
Temple University became a Green Power Partner in 2017 by utilizing green power for 25 percent of its total electricity needs, well exceeding the three percent minimum benchmark requirement set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As a result of this commitment, Temple was ranked 18th on the EPA’s Top 30 College and University list of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership. Click to learn more
Temple Tiny House
The Tiny House is a student designed and student constructed sustainable building located at Temple Community Garden on Main Campus. Completed in spring 2017, the 160 square foot net-zero structure features a high performance thermal envelope construction, vegetated roof, rainwater harvesting, solar photovoltaic system and a thermal energy collection system. Since its inception in June 2014, the project has offered interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students and faculty. The Tiny House serves as programming space for the Temple Community Garden and a university demonstration project. Click to learn more
Solar at Edberg-Olson
Completed in December 2013, the 4,500 SF, 63-kilowatt solar array installed on the south-facing roof of Temple's Edberg-Olson Hall is the first solar project of its kind at a college or university within the city of Philadelphia. The system is owned and operated by Community Energy Inc. Click to learn more
Solar Charging Stations
Now the Temple community can use the sun to charge their personal devices at one of three Main Campus solar charging picnic tables. Each station is equipped with 4 standard outlets, 2 usb ports and a battery-storage system to allow you to plug in at any time of day. Two tables are located at the vendor pad and one at the corner of Liacouras and Polett Walks.