Green space on Drexel's campus

Sustainable Operations

With our campuses comprising over 100 acres in Philadelphia, Drexel University is committed to being a responsible steward of our land and buildings and to minimizing our impact on the environment.

Drexel Real Estate and Facilities' sustainable practices include: promoting proper recycling methods, installing the latest energy-efficient equipment and building automation systems, fostering organic and native landscaping, and ensuring that new construction meets local, state and nationally recognized building codes and green-building best practices.

This section highlights Drexel's efforts to incorporate modern sustainability principles into everyday campus operations.

Leaders in Green Construction

Drexel was the first university in the country to commit to using Green Globes®, the Green Building Initiative's™ independent environmental impact monitoring system for all major new construction.

Green Inside and Out

The Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building contains the largest living biowall in North America.

Maintaining Our Campus Responsibly

In addition to a comprehensive recycling program and designated bins to recycle plastic bags, Real Estate and Facilities outsources landscape debris composting to third-party vendors.