Green Office TU Delft
The Green Office is a department of the TU Delft devoted to stimulating sustainability in education, research and university operations. It aims to connect innovative researchers, teachers, students, and campus operators, with the goal of improving the sustainability performance of the TU Delft as a whole.
The precursor to the Green Office was a collection of students from sustainability-related student associations formed in 2014 and referred to as the Sustainability Community. Regular meetings were held to combine efforts, reinforce each other and minimise overlap. The Executive Board and Sports & Culture of the TU Delft were pleased with the development of the community and wanted to ensure the movement continued. Sports & Culture funded two student assistants to function as SusCom coordinators. The Sustainability Coordinator of TU Delft saw the potential for this group, and submitted a proposal to establish a Green Office in Delft with a 4-person student board. In November 2015 this proposal was approved and the Green Office was born.
As the graph below shows, the team consits of 3 staff coordinators (20-40 hours per week) and 4 student employees (paid 10 hours per week).
Activities & achievements
Created a student farm
Installed 10,000 m2 of solar panels and achieved that wind energy is purchased
Invented a book made from coffee waste
About the university
Technical University of Delft
Hosts 21,000 students and employs 4,700 staff
Located in Delft, The Netherlands
Integration of the Green Office
Annual Budget of €250,000
Approved by the Executive Board
Reporting to the University Secretary