Facilities and Operations

Sustainability

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.

Services

AASHE

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.

Construction

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.

Environment

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 between cost, effectiveness, safety, environmental impact, equipment, industry standards, and final disposal of product.

Hydration Stations

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

Lighting

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

Purchasing

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

Recycling

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.

Transportation

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.

Affiliations

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

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