Drexel participates in collaborative sustainability commitments at city, state and national levels.
Green Globes Building Certification
Drexel University pursues the Green Building Initiative's Green Globes certification for major new building construction and major exterior and interior renovations to existing buildings. Green Globes certification ensures that projects are designed to conserve energy, reduce water consumption and use materials responsibly. Benefits from this certification process also include reduced operating costs, opportunities to qualify for tax incentives and utility rebates, and the assurance that projects meet or exceed government regulations and mandates on sustainable construction.
The following buildings on Drexel's campuses are Green Globes certified:
- Bossone Research Enterprise Center
- Drexel Recreation Center
- Gerri C. LeBow Hall
- Korman Center
- Millennium Hall
- Northside Dining Terrace
- Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (also LEED Gold certified)
- Queen Lane Academic Building
- Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Building
- URBN Center and Annex
Philadelphia 2030 District
Drexel was one of the first institutions in the region to join Green Building United's Philadelphia 2030 District initiative, a voluntary effort among the city's largest property owners to reduce energy use, water use, and transportation emissions.