Campus Sustainability Reports

Campus Sustainability Reports

Duquesne is the first university in western Pennsylvania and one of only a few in the state to conduct regular Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories on the University's carbon footprint. The University has played a leading role in moving other schools in the region to undertake similar studies and to direct the region as a whole toward environmental stewardship.

In 2019, the Center for Environmental Research and Education (CERE) completed its first STARS Report, earning a Bronze Rating. STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Reporting System) is a campus sustianability assessment tool developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

The STARS report earned Duquesne University a spot in the Sierra Club's annual Cool Schools Ranking which feature institutions of higher education showing a committment to campus sustainability.

Current Campus Sustainability Reports

Results of the seventh greenhouse gas inventory - covering Fiscal Year 2018 was published in 2019.

2018 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report Results of the second STARS report - covering Fiscal Year 2019 was published in 2020.  2019 Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) Report

Sustainability tracking, assessment & rating system bronze award

Previous Campus Sustainability & Greenhouse Gas Reports