The long-range goal of ESU is to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases being emitted on campus and by University-related activities (e.g. commuting to and from work).
ESU practices sustainable building operations and maintenance activities that reduce Greenhouse gas emissions. Some of the sustainable practices on campus include:
- Installation of motion sensors in classrooms and offices
- LED lighting locations
- Installation of EMS system in all major buildings
- Measurement of energy metering of electricity in most major campus buildings and stem in the Science and Tech building
- Composts and mulches waste from grounds keeping and grass clippings and uses them as amendments in planting beds.
- Implemented technologies and strategies to reduce the environmental impact of snow and ice removal by using less chemicals and more anti skid and sand
- Uses native plant species from local sources in landscaping and are implementing ran gardens using these native species.
- The grounds are maintained in accordance with an integrated pest management (IPM) plan.