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[Photo: Pexels]

With an interdisciplinary team of staff and students, we approach green growth with the Green Office as the central knowledge base for sustainability at our university.

Our topics especially comprise:

  • the monitoring of climate action goals and the carbon footprint of the university (in collaboration with our partners CampUS hoch i and MobiLab)
  • the establishment of a dynamic and participative sustainability community and culture on campus 
  • the development of a green teaching and education programm for students and employees 
  • en environment friendly transformation of campus infrastructures 

There’s lots to do – together we can make a change!



Sustainable development means meeting the needs of the present in a way that does not limit the opportunities of future generations.

With the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations (UN) has set 17 goals for global sustainable development (sustainable development goals; SDG's) in all social, economic and environmental areas, addressing every single individual in our global community.


The University of Stuttgart acts according to its vision "Intelligent Systems for a Sustainable Society" and acknowledges its responsibility to make an active and ambitious contribution to sustainability and in particular to climate protection and climate adaptation. The university defines sustainability through the UN's Agenda 2030 and is committed to the SDG's, which are interdependent and range from quality education, gender equality, affordable and clean energy to peace and justice. The University sees itself as a center for education, innovation and reflection with a special responsibility to advance the achievement of the SDG's.


Award for outstanding theses

Focus on teaching transformative skills for sustainability


Podcast episode on sustainable living on campus and during studies





The Green Office is getting smart!

We are in the middle of an exciting bachelor's project that shows how simple methods can reduce energy consumption. With the use of readily available standard components, we are exploring the potential for significant energy and cost savings by intelligently managing lighting, heating, and power for PCs and monitors. Our approach: Heating, lighting, notebooks, and monitors only run when an employee is on-site and the temperature and lighting conditions require it. We only need a Raspberry Pi, two smart sockets, a smart heating thermostat, and a sensor that measures movement, temperature, and light intensity. The initial results are promising and suggest that this could be a valuable option for saving energy in existing buildings.



In our archive we report on past projects, events and great teaching formats that we were able to implement in the past.


If you want to follow our path, you can find all  latest news and project information here. You can also follow us on instagram via @greenoffice.unistuttgart.


Write us with any inquiries, ideas, or suggestions via email at green.office@uni-stuttgart.de. Our team will reach out to you as soon as possible. 


THE SCHAUFLER FOUNDATION for their generous funding that made the Green Office possible.





This image shows Brigitte Lorenz

Brigitte Lorenz


Sustainability manager

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