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Air & Climate
Buildings
Energy
Fall
2014

Many universities globally are embarking on voluntary efforts to become climate neutral to combat global warming. In 2007, Duke University adopted a goal to be climate neutral by 2024. The Office of the Executive Vice President established the Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative (DCOI) in June 2009 to develop the University’s strategy for meeting its carbon offset goals.

Buildings
Energy
Fall
2014

Duke University is home to an array of venues that utilize High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps for lighting during intercollegiate play. Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps are emerging as a viable alternative to HID as they are able to offer much smaller wattage per unit, a wider variety of color temperature, and comparable illuminance.

Campus Engagement
Energy
Public Engagement
Research
Fall
2014

Rooftop solar prices have dropped precipitously over the past few years, making renewable energy more accessible at the household level. However, market barriers, particularly in North Carolina, continue to prevent many consumers who are ideal candidates for rooftop solar from purchasing and installing a renewable energy system.

Air & Climate
Energy
Research
Waste
Fall
2015

In fiscal year 2014, Duke University and the School of Medicine produced over 1,900 tons of compostable waste. The majority of this waste makes its way to landfills, where it produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas, and leachate that can pollute ground and surface water.

Air & Climate
Buildings
Campus Engagement
Energy
Policy & Planning
Research
Fall
2016

Duke has occupied a leadership role among universities addressing climate change, through its significant role in creating ideas, engaging key stakeholders to advance those ideas and training a new generation of environmental leaders and scholars.