Our Mission

Serving our campuses in Washington Heights, Murray Hill, Greenwich Village, and Queens, Yeshiva University's Office of Energy and Sustainability has a multi-faceted mission:

  • to develop campus cultures of environmental awareness. To motivate building occupants to use less energy through changes in personal or organizational behavior.
  • to incorporate the ideals of sustainability into our academic programs, policies, planning and existing operations
  • to manage energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions through best practices that include energy supply management, renewable energy sources (onsite and offsite), existing building energy upgrades and retrofits, green engineering, low impact mechanical systems, integrated planning, project development, and life cycle cost analysis, with management systems, advanced controls, and active monitoring
  • to complement existing University processes, programs, and projects by providing expert advice and assistance related to facility best practices, smart planning, green design, low impact green  construction to achieve high performance EUI targets, efficient operation and preventative maintenance
  • The College is a member of the Association for Advancement in Sustainability for Higher Education (AASHE)  to help guide efforts in reducing its carbon footprint. Currently, Yeshiva utilizes this membership as a way to connect to other institutions of higher education and also is considering AASHE’s benchmarking system, STARS (Sustainability Tracking and Rating System) for the future.