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. Stephen Barrett,
UNTHSC’s Vice President of Operations, serves on CDA’s Board of


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