Sustainability at Hofstra University
What's new in 2012!
Hofstra is saving almost 300,000 plastic water bottles, by providing drinking water at refill stations around the campus. There are now 17 stations with more to come! For a list of Hydration Station locations and savings click here
For every replacement of a flood light to LED, Hofstra uses 1/3 of the wattage, the bulb will last 10 times longer and up to five years without a change. The savings and rebates are used to purchase and install more lightbulbs each year.
Room Occupancy Sensors
Occupancy sensors control the use of electricity for unoccupied spaces to provide more savings.
Saving Energy with Air Conditioning and Window Replacement
Classroom buildings and Residence Halls are rapidly becoming energy efficient with upgrades or replacements of heating, air conditioning and windows.
Campus Conservation Nationals
Engage, educate, motivate, and empower students to conserve resources in their residences. Hofstra Resident Students are competing against between Residence Halls February 4th – April 26th 2013. Students can view their results using the Participating schools are given access to a Building Dashboard® to enter data from their utility meters, instantly compare performance, share winning strategies, and track standings among the leading schools and buildings.View our 2012 competition results
2012 Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges
Presented in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, The Princeton Review Guide to 322 Green Colleges 2012 edition recognized Hofstra for the second year in a row. Hofstra's campus is a registered Arboreta with a variety of 12,000 evergreen trees, flowers, shrubs and grasses. See the Guide
EPA Recognizes Hofstra for Green Power Purchases
Hofstra University announced that they have increased their purchase of green power as part of their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership. Hofstra University is now purchasing 6 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 10 percent of the university's electricity use. Read the Press Release