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Energy & Sustainability

Energy & Sustainability

Sustainability at UD is not a new concept. Our founders planted orchards, farmed the surrounding land for their daily food and constructed the first few building from materials found locally. The concept of recycle, reuse and conserve is ingrained in our faith, our teachings and our heritage.

As our commitment to energy and sustainability issues has grown, so has our staff and resources dedicated to these issues. More than 25 years ago, part-time student recycling coordinators managed initial efforts at resource conservation.  Today, two full-time staff members are dedicated to a wide array of programs and initiatives designed to make UD a more efficient, sustainable campus.

Facilities Management is currently engaged in efforts to compost and reuse organic material on campus, upgrade the technical systems of our buildings with more efficient equipment, design and construct LEED-certified buildings, identify the most sustainable companies and firms to contract with, and develop a plan for long-term sustainability and carbon neutrality.

Move Out Information
Keep valuable material out of the landfill and help needy families in the Miami Valley by donating your unwanted items during move out.  Move out donations also support the UD Summer Appalachia Program.
What to donate and where to drop it off.


Steve Kendig
Executive Director Energy Utilization and Environmental Sustainability
(937) 229-3769


Facilities Management

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2904