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Campus Policies

Campus policies related to sustainability


  • NYU Design Standards: Energy and Water Guidelines (PDF)
    These guidelines, together with LEED and ENERGY STAR rating systems, will provide a measurable impact on building performance by promoting a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in areas of human and environmental health, including water savings, energy efficiency, and indoor environmental quality.
  • NYU Sustainable Design Standards and Guidelines
    This document will assist architects, engineers, project managers and clients within and outside the University as they collaborate to design and construct these projects, and adherence to these is a contractual requirement for architects, consultants and contractors. The primary objectives of these guidelines are to advance the University's efforts in promoting efficiency, design and construction quality, and sustainability.

    A set of additional standards (developed in conjunction with NYU Sustainability) govern the policies and procedures for approval of green roofs and related roof access issues on buildings at NYU.
  • NYU's Sustainable Gardening and Landscaping Practices
    The NYU Garden Shop serves the University community by designing, installing, and maintaining gardens and containers. The Garden Shop is committed to adding an ecological dimension to Washington Square campus garden areas, and is currently striving for comprehensive, environmentally responsible landscaping and grounds care.
  • Housing Standards — NYU Strategic Assessment, Planning and Design (PDF)
    The Office of Strategic Planning, Assessment and Design, in collaboration with Facilities and Construction Management, is developing NYU Sustainable Design Standards and Guidelines. These guidelines will assist architects, engineers, project managers and clients within and outside the University as they design and construct campus buildings. The primary objective of the guidelines is to advance the University's efforts in promoting efficiency, design and construction quality, and sustainability. These Housing Standards are the first aspect of this process to be completed and made public.