The Energy Hub is an interdisciplinary learning space for energy education, research, and engagement. Created to support the University-wide Energy Initiative, the Hub provides classroom, laboratory, meeting, and event space to provide a focal point for on-campus energy activities.
The Energy Initiative and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions host tours to educate and engage any students interested in energy usage at Duke and neighboring universities, businesses and other organizations. These tours will take up to 20 graduate and undergraduate students to visit innovative energy facilities on the Duke campus, across the region and elsewhere in the state. Participants will see advanced technologies firsthand, learn how they work, and be able to ask questions of the people who run them. Find out more about these tours and sign up for email invitations.
Sustainable Duke’s website is a clearinghouse for news and information about Duke University’s efforts toward exemplary environmental stewardship. Duke University seeks to attain and maintain a place of leadership in environmental stewardship and sustainability on campus, in medical institutions, and in the larger community. Take the Sustainability Challenge.
As part of Duke’s continued leadership in environmental stewardship and sustainability, the university has signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment leading to Duke's Climate Neutrality Goal. To achieve Duke's goals, the Facilities Management Department plays an important role in improving energy and environmental conservation. Whether creating and implementing sustainable energy management policies or using environmentally-friendly building practices, Facilities has pledged to help Duke eliminate or offset all campus greenhouse gas emissions over time, and in the process, lead the transition to a sustainable economy.
Duke University established the Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative to help meet the University’s commitment to achieving climate neutrality by 2024. The Carbon Offsets Initiative develops carbon offset projects from local to regional with an aim to provide additional benefits such as job creation, energy savings, and public health protection. Current projects include the Loyd Ray Farms hog-waste to energy operational system, and the DukeEngage Pilot Program. The Offsets Initiative offers tools to assist in offsetting personal emissions and information about participating in Duke’s effort to reach carbon neutral status.