Environmental Commitment

We know what it means to conserve.®

USAA is committed to conducting business as a responsible steward of natural resources without compromising service to our members. Our efforts have had a significant positive impact on USAA’s workplace and bottom line, as well as the environment and communities where we work. Our employees play a key role by enthusiastically following guidelines, recycling and offering new suggestions to further enhance our efforts.

Energy Conservation

  • Among FORTUNE® 500 companies, USAA ranks within the top 40 largest users of renewable power, according to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency survey.
  • Our San Antonio, Phoenix, Tampa and Colorado Springs campuses have all earned the prestigious ENERGY STAR rating from the EPA.
  • We’ve reduced electrical consumption by 21% across our owned and operated facilities since 2008.
  • In 2014, nearly one-fourth of USAA’s electricity usage came from purchased or generated renewable energy sources, including wind power.
  • All of our owned and operated facilities are LEED certified; the LEED Green Building Rating System™ is an internationally recognized rating system for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.


  • We have recycled an average of 65% of waste since 2008, while also reducing our overall landfill waste by 29%.
  • Recycling of paper and cardboard has saved more than 134,000 trees and 21,000 cubic yards of landfill space since 2008.
  • We have recycled more than 274 tons of obsolete electronic equipment and 10,000 tons of paper, wooden pallets and landscape material since 2008.
  • We compost 318 tons of food waste at our San Antonio and Tampa campus cafeterias per year.

Air Quality

  • Employees participate in alternative commuting programs, which has saved more than 21,000 tons of total emissions and $7,868 per participant.
  • We use green cleaning products to protect health without harming the environment.


  • We’ve reduced fresh-water consumption by more than 62 million gallons per year since 2008.
  • We’ve replaced high-flow toilets and shower heads with low-flow fixtures and installed sink aerators to reduce fresh water use.
  • Drought-tolerant plants and retention ponds are used to capture storm water.