The mission of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Sustainability Team is to reduce, to the extent technologically and economically feasible, the environmental impacts associated with the operations of the Institute. In conjunction with Facilities, various environmentally friendly and energy conservation initiatives have been implemented. Some examples of these projects include the installation of occupancy sensors in restrooms, classrooms, and labs, re-lamping with compact fluorescents and T8 bulbs, nighttime temperature setbacks in the academic buildings, and the installation of high efficiency condensing hot water boilers. The Sustainability Team also hosts informational and awareness events for the campus community.
President's climate commitment
On July 16, 2007, President Gerald Jakubowski signed the American Colleges and Universities President's Climate Commitment. Rose-Hulman has since committed to build all future construction according to LEED Silver certification standards, developed a policy to purchase only energy star appliances, completed annual greenhouse gas emission inventories, and submitted our climate action plan as a part of this commitment. This action plan details steps Rose-Hulman will take to reduce the carbon footprint of their campus.