Indiana Tech is committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility. The university’s Sustainability Council brings faculty, staff, and students together to consider programs, policies, and projects related to conservation of energy and other resources.

Our sustainability initiatives include:

  • offering a Bachelor of Science in Energy Engineering.
  • a fully operation wind turbine with data collection.
  • receiving LEED® Gold certification for the renovation of the Wilfred Uytengsu, Sr. Center.
  • promoting an extensive, campus-wide recycling program.
  • being a founding member of the Northeast Indiana Sustainable Business Council (NISBC), whose mission “is to advance sustainability practices by the business sector through education and certification in collaboration with nonprofit, business, government and education organizations.”
  • taking part in an Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) peer audit program, which takes a proactive approach for universities to meet requirements set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Indiana Tech has fully implemented the Environmental Management System plan, which is based on ISO 140001 Model of Continual Improvement.
  • using disposable dinnerware from sustainable sources only.
  • MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) co-permittee with the City of Fort Wayne, Saint Francis University, IPFW and Ivy Tech.
  • Material Safety Data Sheet


Sustainability Council Members


Bonnie Wilkins, Professor of Health Information Technology


Justin Elder, Buildings and Grounds

Bradley Shank, College of Business

Julie Farison, Marketing

Celia Garza, International Services

John Renie, College of Engineering