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Green Office Certification: Evaluating for Impact

  • University of Utah (UT)

Green office certification programs can play an important role in changing organizational behavior. But how do we evaluate and measure the effectiveness of these programs? What type of data is ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Innovations in Sustainable Office Certification

  • Lehigh University (PA)
  • University of Calgary (AB)

Is your Sustainable Office Program working, but not reaching its full potential? Over the last year, Lehigh University and the University of Calgary both relaunched their Sustainable Office Programs to ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Empowering Energy and Resource Conservation in University Faculty and Staff

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This presentation is an informative and engaging seminar on two of Northern Arizona University's (NAU) Conservation Programs, The Green Office Certification Program (GOC), and Energy Mentor Program (EM). These ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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A Novel Approach to Green Office Certification: Prioritizing Accessibility as Key Component

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The Office of Sustainability (OoS) at the College of Charleston (CofC) in South Carolina is launching the Green Office Certification Program in Fall 2019 after a one-year collaborative development period ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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The McGill Staff Engagement Ladder

  • McGill University (QC)

Between 2016 and 2019, the McGill Office of Sustainability developed four separate engagement programs to increase collective sustainability actions for staff, students, and faculty. The programs were strategically developed to ...


UT Austin Green Labs and Green Offices

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

The Green Offices and Green Labs initiative at University of Texas at Austin aims to transform campus workspaces into more eco-friendly environments. Improvements include reducing overall waste, implementation of collection ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Undergrads as Consultants: Sharing Strategies and Experiences From a Student Intern Program

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The UW-Madison Office of Sustainability (OS) employs student interns year-round to work on campus sustainability projects. The model for their efforts is one of consultation; the students serve as a ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Green Office Programs and Certifications

  • Lehigh University (PA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Green Office Programs can be an effective strategy to engage the campus community by identifying and training allies that may otherwise be out of reach. Engaging sustainability champions can become ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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How to Streamline and Scale your Sustainability Certification Program

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Do you have green certifications to encourage and reward sustainability efforts on campus?? Do you manually send the results or certifications? Do you get live data for analysis that shows ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Developing a Green Office Program at your Institution

  • Harvey Mudd College (CA)

Much of our work as sustainability officers is to encourage the campus community to embrace and live an environmentally sustainable lifestyle, While oftentimes initiatives will target students, eco-conscious purchasing and ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Green Lab and Green Office Programs at the University of Washington

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The Green Office and Green Lab programs at the University of Washington are an integral part of reaching our campus sustainability goals. These posters showcase offices and labs environmental impact ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Promoting Sustainable Practices Throughout Campus: NYU's Sustainability Advocate Program

  • New York University (NY)

NYU is one of the largest employers in New York City, with over 19000 employees filling various office spaces throughout lower Manhattan. In this case study, we will demonstrate how ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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College and University Sustainability Officers' Experiences with Green Office Programs: A Qualitative Investigation

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The number of sustainability programs in higher education continues to increase. Green office programs have become a cornerstone of sustainability programming on college and university campuses across the country. This ...


Leveraging Green Office Certification for Outreach, Engagement, Employee Education and STARS

  • Boston University (MA)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • University of Utah (UT)

Universities and colleges across the country are working on a variety of Green Office Certification programs as ways to engage faculty, staff and students and to meet campus goals. Boston ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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The Sustainable Office Program - SOP

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

The Sustainable Office Program (SOP) is designed to assess department offices all over campus and categorize each office into four levels of sustainability. The four levels are Bronze, Silver, Gold ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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The Value of Flexibility: A Case Study of Stanford's Cardinal Green Office Program

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford's Cardinal Green Office Program harnesses the actions of individual building occupants to achieve resource savings. Over the past five years, the program has become an effective communication, education ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Changing Behaviors through Green Office Certification

  • Duke University (NC)
  • Pomona College (CA)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Developing a Green Office Certification program at your college or university is nothing new. However, measuring Green Office Certification program impacts through behavior change and tangible energy and water savings ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Office Certification at Lane Community College

  • Lane Community College (OR)

Many colleges and universities have Green Office Certifications. These programs can be complicated, time-consuming, and confusing. They can also be overly simplistic and not result in any meaningful changes. Lane ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Certifications: Tailor to Your College

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Western Washington University (WA)

Changing behavior and engaging diverse audiences are important and challenging aspects of implementing successful sustainability programs in higher education. These programs are easily tailored to engage multiple and varied campus ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Space Certifications as Tools for a Sustainable Community

  • Emory University (GA)
  • University of Alberta (AB)

Separated by approximately 3800 kms--Emory University and University of Alberta have closed the north/south gap between their two large research-intensive institutions by working together to share lessons learned regarding ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Office Certification Program: Transforming the Workplace

  • University of North Texas (TX)

The presentation will focus on the process and implementation of a green office program. Based on the success at a large four-year university, a clear methodology will be presented on ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Socially Just Sustainable Office Certification Program

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Planning an office certification that encompasses all aspects of sustainability can be achieved with careful planning. It can actively engage faculty and staff to be more aware of sustainable practices ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Launching Green Office and Green Event Certification

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

Certification programs that encourage best practices for sustainable actions were developed for campus organizations as a means of educating and recognizing staff and students. It was also viewed as an ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Program Recognizing Offices Practicing Sustainability: A New Approach to Green Office Certification

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

By applying research of community based social marketing techniques and utilizing funds from grants produced through student fees, students and staff housed under the campus sustainability office have developed Program ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Changing Behaviors on Campus through Green Team and Office Certification Programs

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Universities and corporations across the United States are establishing "green teams" in order to engage their employees in weaving sustainability into operations and services. These teams are groups of employees ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Engaging Staff and Faculty through Green Office Certification Programs

  • Pomona College (CA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Pomona College, University of Southern California, and University of California - Berkeley have launched Green Office Programs, which certify campus departments/offices/groups as "green" for various behaviors and programs. These ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Challenges and successes of an internal certification program and peer-to-peer educator network

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Changing behavior at an organization is difficult, particularly when sustainability officers are time and personal limited. One way to communicate to a wide audience is to recruit people in every ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Certifications as Stealth Training Tools

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Faced with a large, decentralized campus and a mandate to encourage a culture of sustainability, UC Berkeley launched new green department and green event certifications in April 2009. We wanted ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Harvard Green Office Program

  • Harvard University (MA)

The Green Office Program's offers staff practical solutions needed to meet Harvard's GHG reduction goal and fulfill our Sustainability Principles, and a fun, competitive way for offices to ...