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ReThink: Green Office Certification

October 24, 2016

Offices represent a significant portion of campus energy and material use and waste production. The Green Campus Partnership recognizes the efforts of staff and faculty to green their daily activities by offering four levels of Green Office certification.

Participating offices earn points by completing specific sustainability actions, which are assigned point values based on their impact and level of difficulty to implement. Offices can choose to aim for the highest level from the start, or work their way up slowly from Level One. Level One certification can be reached with 25 easily achievable actions, while subsequent levels require increasingly more effort and cost, but also have increasing impact. The checklist provided below can be used to track points and mark progress towards your target level.

Participating green offices will receive a certificate celebrating their achievement, and will be acknowledged on the Green Campus Partnership website and other publications for their positive contribution to sustainability at Penn.

The Green Office Program is organized into seven sustainability categories:

  • Waste
  • Purchasing
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Indoor Air Quality and Human Health
  • Transportation
  • Involvement

There are currently 75 Certified Green Offices at Penn, 13 of which are level 4. Let’s get to 100!

check out the website for more information and to get started!

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