Campuses are best suited to take initiative and lead by example once foundational building blocks are secured. Once achieved, the whole community can align with campus goals, metrics, and strategies – both culturally and operationally.

Foundational Building Blocks include:

-Baseline Assessments
-Comprehensive sustainability planning
-An active Sustainability Committee
-Deliberate communication tactics


Screen-Shot-2014-12-12-at-3.08.45-PMEcoMotion coordinates campus sustainability in three interlocking spheres of Planning, Operations, and Student Engagement. We believe that in order for an initiative to be effective, it must interface with all three spheres. This approach weaves sustainability into the fabric of the institution.

Planning & Policy

At the core of our approach is engaging stakeholders across campus to understand organizational processes, decision making patterns, existing programs, and cultural norms.  We help build consensus and open channels of communication on campus to co-create and design complementary programs, plans, and goals to meet the needs and desired outcomes for the whole campus community. Strategic planning services include:

Assessments & Reporting

  • Greenhouse Gas Inventories (GHG)
  • American Colleges and Universities Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)
  • Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS)

Planning and Policies

  • Climate Action Plans
  • Strategic Sustainability plans
  • Alumni and stakeholder engagement
  • Life-cycle analysis
  • Procurement policies
  • Energy policies/guidelines


  • Revolving loan funds
  • Impact investing
  • Green fees
  • Power purchase agreements

Operations & Facilities 

EcoMotion has a proven track record of orchestrating cost saving measures in energy, water and waste by providing an economic and technical analysis. Through working with facilities management, we conduct and evaluate audits to assess current operations and to establish a clear understanding of efficiency and renewable opportunities. From utility programs and green revolving funds to solar potential, EcoMotion can guide and accelerate your move toward operational efficiency. Technical services include:

Facilities Analyses

  • Energy assessments
  • ASHRAE Level 2 audits
  • Greenhouse gas inventories
  • LEED consulting
  • Recycling and composting
  • Retro commissioning
  • HVAC, boiler and chiller systems

Renewable Energy Systems

  • Solar, wind, geothermal education/ advocacy
  • Site and financial analysis
  • Third-party financing
  • Project management, quality control
  • Reporting and savings verification

Energy Efficiency Measures

  • Energy Policies and Guidelines
  • Benefit-cost, payback, return analysis
  • Retrofit project management
  • Savings verification
  • Energy saving initiatives, campaigns, competitions

Education & Engagement

EcoMotion specializes in empowering stakeholders to catalyze solutions and formalize sustainability programming. Through community organizing and communications, we foster cross-campus partnerships to channel ideas and build on sustainability initiatives aligned with campus goals. We aim to make sustainable culturally relevant on campus, weaving it into the fabric of the institution.

We design and implement programs and marketing strategies for students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni – from student Ambassador programs and Green Alumni alliances to behavior change campaigns and green move-out events. EcoMotion helps to establish academic disciplines, certificates, and learning outcomes that incorporate sustainability principles throughout the curriculum. Engagement services include:

Programs, Campaigns, Initiatives

  • Student Leadership and Ambassador Programs, or “Eco-Reps”
  • Awareness campaigns- water, waste, energy
  • Recyclemania coordination
  • Green Office programs/certification
  • Sustainability committee facilitation
  • Green lecture series
  • Curriculum development
  • Green dorm room certification
  • Student jobs
  • Apple Orchard/ Garden

Marketing and Communications

  • Sustainability Website Development
  • Sustainability Newsletter/Bulletin
  • Sustainability  Guide
  • Eco-Insight column in school publication