In 2009, Drexel became the first campus in the country to adopt the Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes as its rating system standard for new buildings. Drexel University’s main campus sits on a 75-acre parcel of land near downtown Philadelphia.
In Jan. 2011, the campus purchased 100% of its electrical energy in wind renewable certificates, which resulted in the university meeting its American College and University presidents’ Climate Commitment Goal of being 80% carbon neutral 39 years ahead of the 2050 target. In Sept. 2011, the campus opened a 130,000 sq. ft.