The University of Virginia is No. 1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference for its use of green energy, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Since April 2006, the EPA’s Green Power Partnership has tracked collegiate athletic conferences with the highest combined green power use. The Individual Conference Champion Award, which UVA recently received, recognizes the school in each qualifying conference that uses the largest amount of green power. UVA beat its conference rivals by using nearly 71 million kilowatt-hours of green power, representing nearly 21% of its total annual electricity use. Read more.