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 renewable energy credits and carbon offsets from offsite wind energy generation and the capture of natural gas from landfills. The credits and offsets are equivalent to the electricity used and the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced from energy generated onsite for heating and cooling on our campuses. The renewable energy credit and carbon offset procurements demonstrate the University’s commitment to supporting alternative energy and environmental leadership until efficiency, fuel switching, or other efforts reduce University Scope 1 greenhouse gas 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.