Offices represent a significant portion of campus energy and material use and waste production. The Penn Sustainability Office recognizes the efforts of staff and faculty to green their daily activities by offering four levels of Green Office certification.
In light of the new hybrid work schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Penn Sustainability has launched a Green Hybrid Office program as well. This program allows employees to earn "Green Home Office" Certifications and receive occasional tips for making their home offices more sustainable. If you are a Penn employee and wish to sign up, please click here.
The Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps Program is a peer education program that provides the tools to improve the environmental sustainability of Penn offices and labs. The program is comprised of over 140 staff and faculty members across the University representing a diverse set of offices, schools, and centers.
The Ultra-Low Temperature (ULT) Freezer Efficiency Program was established to reduce the number of old and under-utilized freezers and incentivize the purchase of highly efficient ULT freezers, thereby reducing energy use and saving money.