Another university in the New River Valley is taking sustainability to the next level.
Like Virginia Tech, Radford is working to be more environmentally friendly.
A good example is in the newly renovated Walker Hall computer lab.
The lighting alone is saving the university 50 percent.
Three buildings are now Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certified and two more are on the way.
It's setting new expectations for a field that is growing quickly.
"The process has been challenging at times depending on the economy and other things," said Julio Stephen's, Radford's Sustainability Coordinator. "Its been very rewarding. There's a lot of new items and new initiatives for the university but we continue to grow."
Stephens said nearly every major project at Radford moving forward will have elements of conservation and save the university money.
The masked ISIS militant who appears to be shown beheading American journalist Steve Sotloff spoke on video before killing him, saying, “just as your missiles continue to strike our people our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."
The Islamic State militant group released a video Tuesday that it claimed shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.