Sustainability Initiatives

Wake Tech has been recognized as a leader in sustainability in the region and strives daily to increase the sustainability of the college's operations:

  • Finalist at Carolina Green Gala for Community Leadership Awards for Building J on Scott Northern Wake Campus
  • 2022 winner of City of Raleigh's Next Generation of Environmental Leaders Award for the Hendrick Center for Automotive Excellence on Scott Northern Wake Campus
  • Named a Best Workplace for Commuters in 2022
  • The Lilly Science and Technology Center on RTP Campus was awarded 2 Green Globes certification from the Green Building Initiative
  • 2021 winner of City of Raleigh's Climate Action Award for its transportation program
  • Telework policy introduced in 2021
  • 12 EV charging stations installed at RTP Campus
  • 2 EV charging stations being installed at Perry Health Sciences Campus
  • Recipient of North Carolina Division of Public Health's Bike Amenities Program, which was used to install a public work stand on Scott Northern Wake Campus
  • Received Silver-level membership for Commute Friendly NC
  • 1,300 solar panels installed on roof of Public Safety Education Campus
  • Landscape Services green initiatives include leaf recycling, limbs and branches mulching and tree preservation
  • Extensive green cleaning policies and procedures in place
  • Premiere low-emission vehicle and carpool parking spaces on Southern Wake Campus, Perry Health Sciences Campus, Western Wake Campus, Scott Northern Wake Campus and Public Safety Education Campus
  • Ongoing professional development sessions at Wake Tech conferences, including topics of transportation, integrating sustainability into curriculum, general sustainability at Wake Tech and more
  • Energy Training House, built to provide hands-on training for jobs in sustainable energy, opened at Wake Tech’s Eastern Wake Education Center.
  • Wake Tech became the first community college in North Carolina to offer MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), giving students more online course options rather than needing to drive to campus.