Air & Climate

FSU is committed to reducing its climate impact through emissions reduction and energy conservation. These strategies reduce FSU’s impact on the planet while making our campus more resilient to climate events like severe storms, flooding, and droughts. 

Greenhouse gas emissions

FSU’s greenhouse gas reduction program and energy conservation programs go hand in hand. Despite campus growth, FSU has reduced energy use and greenhouse gas emissions per square foot significantly.

outdoor air quality

Some ways that FSU continuously works to improve outdoor air quality on campus include:

  • Replacing gasoline-powered equipment with electric versions
  • Designating FSU as a Tobacco Free Campus
  • Implementing a Refrigerant Management Program aimed at reducing the emission of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs have a greenhouse effect in our atmosphere that is 1,000-13,000 times greater than that of CO2.

Tobacco free campus

As of January 1, 2014, FSU became one of more than 750 universities around the country to ban the use of tobacco on any campus-owned property. This commitment was a proactive step toward creating a safe and healthy environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to live, work, and study in. Since 2014, our campus has seen a reduction in air pollution.