People walking up and down the main stair case in the Kimmel Center

NYU met its 10-year commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2017, five years early. The carbon savings are roughly equivalent to planting over 65,000 acres of trees (that’s more than all of Manhattan and Brooklyn combined)! We are now on our way to 50% by 2025, and carbon neutrality by 2040. We are meeting these goals by working with campus partners in energy engineering, operations, construction management, procurement, campus services, grounds, and more.


2 million square feet

of LEED certified space

30% diversion

of landfill-bound waste

10 acres of green space

in the middle of Manhattan