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About the Office of Sustainability


Our mission is to foster a culture of sustainability that guides scholarship and operations, advances social and environmental excellence and positions the University of Houston as a Top 50 public university.


The Office serves as a hub for the University of Houston’s sustainability efforts in order to improve campus operations, engagement, and collaboration. We aim to:


  • ADVOCATE for sustainable improvements to the University and student life;
  • ENGAGE with students, faculty and staff to implement change;
  • INSPIRE our community by demonstrating sustainable practices.

Campus initiatives include single-stream recycling, tree planting and maintenance, collaboration with student organizations and development of green programs. If your organization or department would like to collaborate on a project, or if you have general sustainability questions, please reach out to

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Beatrix Madersbacher Eide

Sustainability Coordinator

Facilities Planning


Jim Taylor, AIA, MBA, LEED AP

University Architect

Facilities Planning