Columbus Ave. Pedestrian and Bike Detour at EXP

Pedestrian overhead protection will be installed along Columbus Ave. (in front of the EXP site) from 4/15/21 – 4/23/21. During this time, NUPD will detour pedestrians and bikes as required.

GHG, Energy, & Water Management

GHG, Energy, & Water Management

Committed to the Greening of Northeastern University Campuses

Northeastern University is on track to meet our commitment of 80% reduction in Metric Tons of Carbon Equivalent (MTCO2e) emissions from 2005 levels by 2050 on a gross square foot (gsf) basis of facilities-controlled buildings and transportation.  Facilities Management is deeply committed to achieving these goals and plays a significant role in the policies, guidelines, and systems that helps Northeastern accelerate the greening of all its campuses.  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.  Our leadership does not stop here, as we continue to implement new ideas and partner with our community on sustainability and resilience innovations.  Northeastern will continue to offset our emissions while actively investing in reducing onsite energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

 

We have already started key initiatives that put us on a pathway to meet our carbon reduction commitment, and are working on the next generation of policies, procedures and programs to further decarbonize our operations.

Sustainability Accomplishments on Campus

Climate Action Plan for Northeastern University

Northeastern’s 2010 Climate Action Plan stemmed from President Aoun making the University a founding member of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, and has also led to significant academic leadership and operational investments in sustainability.  This includes being on track to meet our commitment of 80% reduction of Metric Tons of Carbon Equivalent (MTCE) emissions from 2005 levels by 2050 on a gross square foot basis of facilities-controlled buildings

 

CARBON REDUCTION
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39%  

MTCE / 1,000 SF
reduction since 2005

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Metric tons of Carbon Equivalent (MTCE)

 

Through many of our energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives, Northeastern continues towards our goal, with a total reduction of 39% MTCE/gsf since 2005.

 

 

Northeastern’s Climate Action Plan Update

The world has changed a lot since Northeastern’s current Climate Action Plan was developed in 2010.  Anticipating future climate disruptions and connecting sustainability and resilience planning with research, learning, and community-wide engagement is more important than ever.  Through a participatory community process, we want to create a bold new vision and roadmap for climate resilience innovation and sustainability.

 

Stay Informed
Visit the Climate Action Plan Update Page 

 

Sustainability Programs

Energy Management

Energy Management

Northeastern has been a leader in reducing energy use in our buildings through broad energy efficiency investments and active monitoring.

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Sustainability in Design and Construction

Sustainability in Design and Construction

All new buildings and projects incorporate sustainability principles, including a requirement to achieve LEED Gold certification or higher.

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Water Management

Water Management

Northeastern has taken significant steps to reduce water use in our buildings and manage stormwater on campus.

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Sustainability Quick Links

Related Links

Sustainability By The Numbers

Sustainability By The Numbers

Learn How Northeastern is embracing environmental sustainability.

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Green House Gas Scorecard

Green House Gas Scorecard

Northeastern is working hard to reduce our Energy and Green House Gas. See how we did!

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Northeastern’s 2010 Climate Action Plan

Northeastern’s 2010 Climate Action Plan

As part of its 2007 signatory commitment to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), NU adopted two new policies that are being implemented.

Learn more about Northeastern’s 2010 Climate Action Plan

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