Colleges and universities exist in various forms and sizes, each with its own unique path to delivering educational success and adopting clean energy technologies. In recognition of this fact, the REV Campus Challenge has identified three distinct membership levels.
The designation influences the criteria for recognition as well as resources the institution will receive to help with clean energy efforts. When signing up for the REV Campus Challenge, you will complete a survey that will help the REV Campus Challenge Team match you with the appropriate membership level for your needs.
Participant. These members have a strong desire to jump-start their institution’s commitment to and ability to achieve clean energy adoption goals and to engage in energy efficiency opportunities and investigate the potential for on-campus renewable energy projects.
Achiever. These members formally committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions either in an existing statewide or national campus energy challenge and have dedicated staff to focus on clean energy investments. They have a desire to engage with the external community to promote clean energy.
Leader. These members have demonstrated the value of comprehensive campus clean energy investments, are embracing clean energy research and development and curricula efforts as applicable to their institution, and are looking to increase engagement with their communities.
Areas of Contribution
The REV Campus Challenge has identified the following three Areas of Contribution. Institutions can make significant contributions to clean energy and sustainability in these broad areas, and will be recognized for their contributions.
Campus clean energy investment and greenhouse gas reduction. This area recognizes leadership in advancing clean energy solutions on campus
Clean energy research and development and curricula. Colleges and universities have dedicated curricula or integration of clean energy concepts into existing courses. As applicable, REV Campus Challenge will recognize institutions for their achievements in allocating institutional resources (such as faculty, students, and capital) for research and development in sustainability fields.
Community engagement. REV Campus Challenge will recognize the ways in which a campus interacts and engages with its surrounding community to promote adoption of clean energy technologies and sustainability practices.