2021/22 Program Update

As of July 2021, we re officially re-launching the Green Office Program with the goal of supporting an intentional and strategic return to campus spaces. We recognize that some have been on campus for a long time while others are just finalizing plans for return. We also know that there will be a wide range on how offices experience and adapt to the “new normal”. Please continue to tailor and utilize the program in whatever way best serves your goals for improving green office practices. If you have questions or need additional support, you are always welcome to reach out for a consultation! Learn more about the re-launch and view the guide for re-opening your campus office space>>

  1. All those who filled out the checklist for 2020 prior to March 30, 2020 will receive a certification level and tile for 2020.
  2. All those who submitted checklists for 2020 by March 1, 2021 will be recognized as a “participant” in 2020, but will not receive a level because so many questions on the check list are n/a, which skews the score.
  3. Offices that have not participated in the program to date are always welcome to join and can start by filling out the green office checklist for 2021 by December 15, 2021.
  4. We are encouraging all offices who have previously participated in the program to re-certify between July 2021 and November 2021, but no later than December 15, 2021.
  5. Fill out the standard Green Office Checklist in a way that is most representative of your current workplace. You can use the Comment space on each tab of the checklist to provide additional explanation or ask questions.
  6. If your office is still largely remote, we suggest that you promote our Tips for a Green Home Office – the Green Office Program may not be the most effective tool for you at this time.
  7. Please contact us with questions.

Steps to become Green Office Certified

1. Define office space and elect a Green Office representative

An office is typically defined by physical location, where office equipment, common spaces, and purchasing resources and practices are shared. Large departments with multiple locations may be certified as separate offices.

2. Orient yourself and your office to the program

3. Complete the Green Office Checklist

Download the Green Office Checklist (2020 version) excel file and work with your office to complete the checklist. A survey customized to your office is available upon request to help collect information on individual practices. A kick off meeting is encouraged to raise awareness about sustainable practices and prepare office members for participation.

4. Certification Process Support

The Office of Sustainability is available to support your certification process, by providing an initial or supplementary presentation, making recommendations and facilitating goal setting.

5. Checklist Submission

Submit your checklist HERE. The Office of Sustainability will review your completed checklist and confirm your office’s certification level.

6. Re-certification

Submit your checklist HERE. The Office of Sustainability will review your completed checklist and confirm your office’s certification level.