Campus Sustainability Reports

Campus Sustainability Reports

STARS Silver CertificationDuquesne 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 and has since earned a Silver Rating. STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Reporting System) is a campus sustainability 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 commitment to campus sustainability.

Current Campus Sustainability Reports

Results of the eighth greenhouse gas inventory - covering Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020 were published in 2021.

2019-2020 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report

Results of the fourth STARS report - covering Fiscal Year 2021 were published in April 2022.

2021 Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) Report

Duquesne University Sustainability Newsletter

Fall 2021 Sustainability Newsletter

Spring 2021 Sustainability Newsletter