Advancing the Greening of Northeastern's Campuses
Northeastern University Facilities Management, and Campus Planning and Real Estate, are committed to achieving Northeastern’s vision of a more sustainable and resilient campus. Our decades long leadership has resulted in first in class energy reduction, construction of LEED buildings, and an urban campus with arboretum status. Northeastern University is carbon neutral through the procurement of carbon free, renewable energy credits from offsite wind energy generation facilities. The credits are equivalent to the electricity used on our campuses and are comparable to the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced from energy generated onsite for heating and cooling. The renewable energy credit purchases demonstrate the University’s commitment to supporting alternative energy and environmental leadership until efficiency, fuel switching, or other efforts reduce University Scope 1 emissions to zero. Our leadership does not stop here, as we continue to implement new ideas and partner with our community on sustainability and resilience innovations.
The Office of Sustainability in Facilities Management partners with faculty, students, and staff to implement Northeastern University’s sustainability goals across all campuses. Through policy and procedure development, data management, communication and community engagement, the Office of Sustainability works to improve outcomes around sustainability and resiliency at Northeastern.