Facilities and Operations


Hofstra University has a longstanding commitment to the care and preservation of the environment. Through sustainable ecological practices, education, and research on environmental issues, it will continue to play an important role as a steward of the environment. If you have suggestions, ideas, or a question about Hofstra’s sustainability practices and environmental stewardship, please send them to sustainability@hofstra.edu.



Everyone on campus is included under Hofstra's membership in AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Air Quality

Hofstra University is committed to protecting and improving indoor and outdoor air quality and minimizing atmospheric pollution in accordance with Title IV of the Clean Air Act from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). The following addresses this goal:

Battery Bins

Hofstra has recently installed battery recycling bins across the residential side of campus.

Contact sustainability@hofstra.edu for more information.

  • Netherlands core
  • Colonial Square, Dover House
  • Stuyvesant lobby
  • Graduate Residence Hall lobby
  • Constitution top floor lounge
  • Vander Poel top floor lounge
  • Enterprise top floor lounge
  • Estabrook top floor lounge
  • Bill of Rights top floor lounge
  • Alliance top floor lounge
  • Nassau/Suffolk lobby


Hofstra University is committed to incorporating environmental considerations in the planning and design-making process for new construction. That is why Hofstra University is committed to making sure that all new buildings are LEED certified.


Well-planned open space contributes to the quality of life on campus by supporting its many social, educational, ecological, recreational, and aesthetic needs. 

Green Cleaning

The University utilizes green cleaning processes and procedures that consider the balance among cost, effectiveness, safety, environmental impact, equipment, industry standards, and final disposal of product.

Hydration Stations

Hydration stations throughout the campus continue to provide cold, fresh drinking water for refillable containers. See the list of current locations!


The University is committed to providing outdoor and indoor light in an energy-efficient manner. 


The Physical Plant Department works closely with the Purchasing Department to ensure that the University uses "green" products whenever possible.


Hofstra University is committed to conserving natural resources and energy by managing materials more efficiently. Less waste can be produced by practicing the 3 R's - reduce, reuse, and recycle.


Hofstra University recognizes the need to balance the demands of pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles in its transportation management.

Waste Minimization

The University is committed to minimizing the amount of solid and hazardous waste produced on campus.

Water Conservation

The University utilizes an assortment of methods to help limit water use.


Hofstra University maintains many longstanding partnerships with these important initiatives to continually improve the sustainability of the Hofstra community.