As for the transition to sustainable energy, one of Utrecht University's projects in Utrecht Science Park De Uithof is the generation of energy by means of solar panels. The university also uses thermal storage. This is done on two locations: Noordwestwerk and the Veterinary Medicine property.
Utrecht University does not have any windmills of its own, but purchases 100 % green energy that is generated by wind turbines in The Netherlands.
From 2018 onwards, Utrecht University makes its gas purchases more sustainable by purchasing certified vertogas. Vertogas is biogas that meets the same quality assurances as Dutch natural gas and has the same utility value as well. Because of its biological origins, biogas is a sustainable energy source. This is because biogas is a gas mixture that is created as a result of the fermentation of organic material such as manure.