NYU met its 10-year commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2017, five years early. The carbon savings are roughly equivalent to planting over 65,000 acres of trees (that’s more than all of Manhattan and Brooklyn combined)! We are now on our way to 50% by 2025, and carbon neutrality by 2040. We are meeting these goals by working with campus partners in energy engineering, operations, construction management, procurement, campus services, grounds, and more.
2 million square feet
of building space that is LEED certified or undergoing certification
8.3% per calorie reduction
in greenhouse gas emissions from food
11 acres of green space
in the middle of Manhattan