Clarkson University has committed to including sustainability in everything we do.
We value our natural environment and the social well-being of our students, employees and Northern New York community. Our University mission, vision and values statements were revised in 2011 to truly integrate sustainability principles and practices into all of our operations, academic and student life related activities. Further support of this commitment was made by President Tony Collins in April 2014 when he signed the American College & University President's Climate Commitment.
Clarkson has adopted green building policies, including a commitment to pursuing LEED Silver criteria on all current and future construction. As an example, the Technology Development Center (TAC), which was awarded LEED Gold Certification, has a high efficiency microturbine to provide heat and power, solar thermal water heat, rainwater collection and low flow toilets as a showcase for sustainable building design. The campus' student center is also certified by LEED at the Silver Level.