- Recycling and Composting
Penn State is committed to "closing the loop" on its solid waste through a program we call möbius.
- Energy and Environment
Using its District Energy System, Penn State consumes half the resources -- and produces half the emissions -- that it might otherwise.
The University is working to sustainably manage its growing transportation demands by switching to alternative fuels, reducing oil consumption, increasing the fuel efficiency of fleet vehicles, and encouraging the use of public transportation.
Penn State Purchasing handles the procurement of everything from furniture to lab equipment on PSU campuses.
- Living Lab
A Penn State education goes far beyond mastering classroom material. The University’s 30 million square feet of facilities provide a “living laboratory” for academic enhancement, research partnerships, and student engagement.
"I think we have the ability to influence what's going on in marketplace because of the sheer volume of what we're purchasing."