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 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 tenth greenhouse gas inventory - covering Fiscal Year 2022 were published in 2023.

2022 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report

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

2023 Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) Report