Hofstra University is committed to purchasing products that consider environmental impacts, in addition to quality and cost.
The Physical Plant Department works closely with the Purchasing Department to ensure that the University uses "green" products whenever possible:
- The Custodial Department switched to using Green Seal certified products in 2006.
- Energy Star products purchased by Hofstra include, but are not limited to, computers, monitors, copy machines, air conditioners and lighting products.
- The University is looking into the purchase of "Green Energy" through the EPA's Green Power Partnership. Green energy offsets carbon dioxide and other emissions from power plants, supports the conservation of non-renewable fossil fuels-oils,coal and natural gas and improves diversity, independence, and sustainability.
- Food services no longer uses polystyrene products (Styrofoam) and Hofstra no longer purchases any Styrofoam products, instead choosing products that may be recycled.