Campus Sustainability

Building a sustainable, resilient, and equitable Northeastern 

Northeastern is committed to addressing climate change and fostering an equitable future. The Planning, Real Estate, and Facilities (PREF) division collaborates across our departments to reduce our campus carbon footprint and advance sustainability goals, aligning closely with Northeastern University’s broader vision. Explore our sustainability initiatives across the PREF division.

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Accomplishments

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reduction in GHG emissions per sf since 2005

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reduction in energy use per sf since 2005

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waste was diverted in 2021

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buildings with reflective roofs

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reduction in water use since 2005

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Sustainability news & updates

2023 Climate Justice Progress Report

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Northeastern Reveals a Draft of the Climate Justice Action Plan

Northeastern Reveals a Draft of the Climate Justice Action Plan

Northeastern Reveals a Draft of the Climate Justice Action PlanAt a renowned playhouse and community gathering space on Huntington Avenue, a powerful dinner conversation brought together Boston residents and Northeastern community members this past March.  The event...

Unveiling the Snell Library Solar Panels

Unveiling the Snell Library Solar Panels

Unveiling the Snell Library Solar Panels   As students study within the walls of Snell Library on Northeastern’s Boston campus, the ongoing renovations can be easily noticed. Yet above the hustle and bustle of the busy floors,  a new addition stands as a symbol of the...

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ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Materials & Recycling

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Alternative Transportation

 

 

Climate Resilience

Greenhouse gas reduction

Sustainability in Capital Projects

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Sustainable work requests

Help the university become a greener campus by using the Facilities Online Work Request for green actions.

Sustainable actions include:

  • Trash pickup
  • Replace lightbulbs
  • Request or replace recycling bins
  • Schedule battery pick up
  • Request cardboard hampers
  • Adjusting room temperatures

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