Welcome to green.tulane.edu

At Tulane University, the environment is much more than a topic you study in class. It's bigger than any one department, group, or program.
We're trying to be conscious of the environment in every aspect of university life and work.

Tulane Unplugged 2016

Tulanians in thirty-five campus buildings can now use Tulane’s Building Dashboard to monitor their building’s energy use in real-time.

During spring semester 2016, the Building Dashboard tracked the energy use and impact of residence halls competing in Tulane Unplugged 2016, an energy conservation competition. Mayer residence hall won the competition, decreasing their electricity use by 9.2% and saving 6,336 kWh.

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Howard Tilton Library Energy Improvements

While existing ceilings are open during the Howard Tilton library addition and renovations, occupancy sensors are being installed to control lights in the stacks. The lights above the books will now turn on when someone enters the aisle looking for a book. They will turn off when the aisle is unoccupied. Based on a research study by School of Architecture students, it is estimated that these lights will now be on only 5%of the time—when they used to be constantly illuminated! It’s estimated that this improvement will save 538,740 kWh of electricity use a year. That’s the equivalent impact on climate change as not burning 41,801 gallons of gas, or 9,525 tree seedlings growing for 10 years according to the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalency Calculator.

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Recycling Stations

On the uptown campus, Tulane recycles paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic bottles and electronics. Residence halls have recycling rooms or outside collection centers, office and classroom buildings have paper collection, and there are recycling bins for plastic bottles and aluminum cans on the outside grounds and inside campus buildings. Single Stream recycling is now available in the Health Sciences Center buildings. All paper, plastic bottles, metal and aluminum cans, and paperboard (i.e. cereal boxes) can be placed together in recycling bins. Recycling bins in shared and public spaces, such as classrooms, copy and break rooms, will be emptied by custodians. There is no desk side service provided; individuals should bring their recyclables to the larger bins in copy rooms, break rooms, or to recycling collection toters.

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Recycling Stations

Visit recycle.tulane.edu to learn about recycling in your residence hall or office. Recycle cardboard by removing non-recyclable material and setting boxes next to your garbage can. Reduce waste by bringing your own cup, printing on both sides, and choosing “for here” dining options.

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Health Sciences Campus Recycling

On the downtown campus, Tulane's Building Services handles recycling. Single Stream recycling is now available in the Health Sciences Center buildings. All paper, plastic bottles, metal and aluminum cans, and paperboard (i.e. cereal boxes) can be placed together in recycling bins. Recycling bins in shared and public spaces, such as classrooms, copy and break rooms, will be emptied by custodians. There is no desk side service provided; individuals should bring their recyclables to the larger bins in copy rooms, break rooms, or to recycling collection toters.

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