Seven projects have been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council Arizona for outstanding innovation in green building. The UA's Environmental and Natural Resources 2 building was named Green Building of the Year, as well as the recipient of the People's Choice Award.
Most of the world’s population now lives in cities and demands clean air and water as well as safe and secure food and energy. The UA has expertise in topics such as sustainable built environments, urban green space and biodiversity, transportation, energy, and wastewater treatment that support the design and management of more livable cities, especially in arid environments. The campus also strives to be a model and partner for sustainability within the city of Tucson.