Energy Services & Sustainability

Sustainability Office

The Sustainability Office leads the University to a more sustainable future, forging creative and effective solutions to combat the environmental challenges facing our local and global community. The Office works with various areas of University Facilities and Services and other departments to advance sustainability initiatives across the University. Visit the University's sustainability page at the link below for more information.

Students breaking down cardboard for recycling.

Education and Engagement

The Office works to increase education and engagement in all areas of sustainability among all members of the University community including students, faculty, and staff. Learn more about resources for employees, students and others living and working on a sustainable campus.

Waste Minimization

The Office provides campus-wide coordination of solid waste management to safely dispose of materials and divert materials from landfills using recycling, composting, re-use, and source reduction strategies. Learn more about recycling at the University of Rochester at the link below.

Planning and Reporting

The Office oversees goals, performance measurement, and long-range planning for sustainability, including the AASHE STARS rating.

Facilities Team Green

Facilities Team Green is comprised of student employees to promote sustainability initiatives and increase awareness across the University. The team is made of a sustainability programs assistant, sustainability marketing intern, and the sustainability writing intern.


Amy Kadrie

Lauren Caruso

Phil Piedmont