As the official student sustainability umbrella group at Penn, the Student Sustainability Association (SSAP) was founded in 2010 to foster cohesion among environmentally-focused student groups, develop strategies for impacting campus sustainability, and to create a unified student voice on green issues at Penn.
The T.C. Chan Center for Building and Energy Studies develops new knowledge, tools, processes, techniques and continuing education for professionals involved in building energy and technology. The goal is to create healthier, productive, energy efficient strategies that will lead to high performance buildings and sustainable environments. The Center engages in the creation (research), application (consulting) and dissemination (communication) of knowledge. The Chan Center takes part in collaborative research that is related to the development of basic knowledge, technologies and processes. Practical applications range from the building to the urban scale.
The mission of the Wharton Sustainability Program is to advocate for the University of Pennsylvania’s campus-wide greening efforts by identifying and implementing substantive reductions in the environmental impact of the Wharton community that demonstrate leadership and sustainability on behalf of our students, faculty and staff.
SAS Facilities Planning & Operations provides services in project coordination, building administration, and operational services – including those related to environmental sustainability -- to the various departments within the School of Arts and Sciences.
The Wharton-led, Penn-wide Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) promotes knowledge for business sustainability through world-class research, transformative teaching and constructive dialogue between top alumni, academic, corporate, government, and non-government organizations. IGEL is a hub for business and sustainability, connecting and leveraging academic capital at Penn to help business leaders of today and tomorrow to create more sustainable industries.