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Buildings
Campus Engagement
Energy
Fall
2015

Energy efficiency can contribute significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the associated mitigation of climate change. The uptake of energy efficiency measures in the residential sector requires significant effort on the part of the homeowner or residents. This study examines the perceived benefits and barriers to enrolling in a home energy efficiency program.

Buildings
Energy
Fall
2016

To investigate the incorporation of green building concepts into college dormitories, we examined the current state of energy consumption in a Duke University dormitory. Our focus was Gilbert-Addoms (GA), a 60 year old, 68,625 square foot building.

Campus Engagement
Fall
2010

Duke University is a leader in initiating programs geared towards campus sustainability.

Air & Climate
Grounds and Landscaping
Fall
2010

Duke University is dedicated to achieving climate neutrality by 2024. With over 7,000 acres of sustainably managed forest land, the Duke Forest has great potential for generating “in house” carbon offsets to help reach this goal.

Air & Climate
Campus Engagement
Transportation
Fall
2017

In the United States, the transportation sector accounts for approximately 1/3 of energy consumption and 1/3 of total CO2 emissions. In fiscal year 2017, the Duke University GHG footprint was 258,582 metric tons of CO2e, 27% from transportation-related sources, 52% of these further originating from employee commuting.