Purdue University

Sustainability Plan

Project Overview

The Sustainability Planning effort at Purdue University is being facilitated by HEAPY with the goal to develop a five-year Sustainability Strategic Plan for Purdue Physical Facilities.  This work will help the University set a specific course toward carbon neutrality and assess overall campus Resiliency.  HEAPY will summarize this effort in a summary Sustainability Plan Report.  The Goals, Objectives and Initiatives identified in this Report will be established with consideration of the following criteria:

  • Build from current University progress toward Sustainability.
  • Adopt the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.
  • Position the University as a leader among its peers.
  • Address matters of cost, ROI and risk management / mitigation, (taking into consideration available resources allocated in the University’s 5-year financial and physical plan).
  • Have specific targets and timelines for achievement, and with specific metrics for measurement and tracking over time.
  • Include an assessment of social, environmental, and economic impact (of each goal).


HEAPY’s effort for the Purdue Sustainability Plan includes:

  • Develop and produce the summary Sustainability Plan Report.
  • Organize and facilitate a series of on-campus Workshops among the Physical Facilities Sustainability Working Group Sustainability Committee and the University Resource Policy Committee and coordinating these work sessions with the University’s Director of Sustainability.
  • Conduct a Benchmarking effort to compile information on current sustainability context. Benchmarking tasks included: Recommending Goals, Objectives, Initiatives, Policies, Procedures and Associated Changes to support meeting the identified Goals in the Sustainability Plan Report and provide a prioritization outline for their implementation.

Thought Content

Planning for the New Normal

In Planning for the NEW NORMAL, we must provide ways to make the built environment safe and healthy. What Strategic Operations Planning is necessary to ensure your Organization and its facilities, equipment, and people are prepared for the “What’s Next?”

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