Being sustainable means recognizing that our campus is part of the larger community and therefore our actions have an impact on that community and the surrounding environment. We intend to partner with leaders throughout Fort Worth and the region, in both public and private sectors, to work towards our mission and goals.

Regional and State Memberships

Cultural District Alliance (CDA)

CDA links together businesses, neighborhoods, residents, and property owners within Forth Worth’s Cultural District in order to better the community.


UNTHSC is a member of the regional, state, and local chapters of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (AAPA). Their purpose is to bring together people and organizations involved in the field of facilities management of educational institutions. Learn more about each organization by clicking on the links below:

  • Central Association of Physical Plant Administrators (CAPPA)
  • Texas Association of Physical Plant Administrators (TAPPA)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Association of Physical Plant Administrators (DFWAPPA)

National Memberships

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

AASHE provides resources to campuses in order to advance sustainability in higher education institutions. Through AASHE, the Office of Sustainability is able to connect with and learn from other campuses. Leaders from the UNTHSC attend AASHE’s annual national conference.

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

The USGBC is a nonprofit organization that promotes green building strategies and practices to achieve a sustainable and thriving nation. It created the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification system that sets standards for green building construction and operations. The UNTHSC has one LEED Gold certified building on campus, the Medial Education and Training (MET) building, with a commitment to build new buildings with a LEED Silver or higher certification. Current on-campus LEED projects include the Campus Center and the Center for BioHealth.

Other Partnerships

The Office of Sustainability is committed to partnering with other leaders in our local community and beyond. In June 2012, we hosted the North Texas Campus Sustainability Forum comprised of sustainability leaders from six campuses in the DFW area. The movement towards incorporating sustainable practices and education in higher education institutions is growing, and it is important to collaborate and network together for the betterment of our area.