Santa Clara University is committed to being a leader in the practical application of sustainability. The Utilities Department works with the University to integrate sustainable practices into the daily administration and operation of SCU. By identifying opportunities, formulating strategies, and implementing initiatives, the Utilities Department can help Santa Clara move toward a more sustainable future.

Some sustainable practices that are already in use or which are planned for the future include solar panels, solar chimneys, ice storage, and energy conserving windows.