Energy & Sustainability

In 2011, Columbia University Irving Medical Center pledged to reduce our carbon footprint by 30 percent by 2025. Since then, we've been making innovative changes throughout our campus, from installing LED bulbs and providing more bike racks to implementing automated systems that manage building controls and monitor energy consumption. We've also completed all our major new buildings renovation projects to LEED Silver level or better. On April 21, 2017, we formalized our goals and strategies as part of the University-wide sustainability plan.

A more sustainable campus cannot be created overnight. We're working each day to establish more sustainable practices.

What You Can Do

Everyone at CUIMC can help create a more sustainable campus by following the three simple R's: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Learn how you can reduce your energy usage and start recycling around campus. CUIMC Facilities also offers services for furniture removal and electronics disposal.

To get involved in expanding our sustainability efforts, you can join the Sustainable Leaders Network. Contact

Milestones and Updates

By the end of fiscal year 2016, CUIMC's carbon dioxide reduction was approximately five percent.

Photo Credit: Frank Oudeman