Office for Sustainability at the TU Darmstadt
We are a network and platform for all sustainability related actions at the Technical University of Darmstadt. The Green Office model inspires our work (see also ‘Founding Story’). Our main goal is to lead the TU Darmstadt on a holistically sustainable path. Therefore, we aim to build the necessary sustainability structures and work on strategic goals. With the help of our sustainability report, we create transparency and make sustainability visible.
» In the summer semester 2021 we publish the first directory with sustainable courses
» We organise an annual “week of sustainability” in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences and the Studierendenwerk Darmstadt
» We ran a project of awareness raising to reduce the energy consumption of university staff
» We established bike repair stations at the different campuses of the university (free to use for everyone)
» We have placed the topic of sustainability on our university’s website
We are an interdisciplinary and dynamic team of part-time staff members and up to six student employees. Our disciplines range from psychology, architecture, and sustainability science to environmental engineering.
Founding story of the Office for Sustainability at the TU Darmstadt
The Office for Sustainability at the TU Darmstadt was launched in 2018 through the integration of four students from the former Green Office initiative (founded in 2017) and two administrative employees of the project “Development of a sustainable campus” (approved in 2014). Since then our team of engaged students and staff members works on sustainability related projects and structural tasks.
The Office for Sustainability is part of Directorate V – Building Management & Technical Operations of the TU Darmstadt. Round about 26.000 students and approx. 5.000 staff members, belong to the university. Our office operates with project funds from the State of Hesse and financial support from the TU Darmstadt. You can find further information on our website (in German).