Temple embraces sustainable design and construction best practices to ensure we meet our carbon neutrality commitment. 

More than 70% of Temple's greenhouse gas emissions are attributed to its built environment. Since signing its climate commitment in 2008, Temple added almost 3,000,000 gross square feet of new building space. While Temple has made great strides in alleviating the environmental impact of its campus growth, it is clear that the design, construction, and operation of campus buildings are critical to the university's ability to meet its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.  

Learn more about our goals and the progress we've made.

Design Goals