Green Offices at Emory
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Green Offices at Emory is a voluntary program designed to assist Emory employees in improving the sustainability of Emory’s work spaces. Development of the Green Offices at Emory program began in 2013 as a collaborative effort by the university’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives, Campus Services, Office of Procurement, and with essential assistance from representatives of various departments across Emory’s campus. A Green Offices at Emory Pilot Program was launched in November 2013 with 12 offices, and the university-wide program launched in January 2016.

Green Offices at Emory aims for office sustainability in three target areas: energy and water efficiency and conservation, recycling and waste reduction, and procurement; with additional focus on sustainable events, a safe and healthy work environment, and creating a culture of office sustainability through communications and participation in sustainability initiatives at Emory. A Green Office Checklist contains actionable items within these target areas with a corresponding Green Office Guidance Document providing additional resources and information to guide offices through the action items they have committed to. A Green Office Incentives Fund has been established for offices to apply to cover the costs of new sustainable practices or innovations. Participating offices are recognized with door medallions, publication on the Green Offices website, and recognition in internal publications.

Step 1: Learn what sustainable actions your office can adopt, and tell us what you’re already doing, by filling out the Green Offices at Emory Checklist and consulting the companion Green Offices at Emory Guidance Document. The Green Office Point Allocation document, which accompanies the checklist, gives additional details about how points are assigned.

Step 2: Take Action by submitting the checklist and receiving a certification level. Detailed instructions are on the checklist.

Step 3: Earn Recognition for taking action to make more sustainable choices in your office. The Green Offices at Emory Team will review your checklist and award your office with a certification level. You will receive recognition through the Green Offices at Emory webpage, internal Emory communications, and with visible office signage and graphics provided to you.

Step 4: Apply for funding to implement the actions on your checklist and new innovations by submitting a Green Office Incentives Fund Application. Applications are now closed for 2016. Please check back in September 2017 for the next round of funding.

For questions about Green Offices at Emory contact greenoffices@emory.edu. Also email to request sustainability decals, available to anyone, to start promoting sustainable behaviors in your own work space. Download a Green Offices at Emory one-page description here.

Green Office Incentives Fund
The Green Office Incentives Fund supports work spaces participating in the Green Offices at Emory Program by funding sustainable processes and procedures in Emory’s work spaces. Creative proposals are welcomed for initiatives that seek new knowledge, support new behavior patterns, and make sustainable practices feasible. Applications for 2016 are now closed. Please check back in September 2017 for the next round of funding.
Questions? Contact greenoffices@emory.edu.

Certified Green Offices:
  • Anthropology Department
  • MBA Office
  • Emory Alumni Association
  • Office of Undergraduate Education
  • Yerkes Room 2013
  • Residence Life and Housing
  • Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures Anthropology

    Pilot Green Office Program
    In November 2013, Emory launched the Green Office Pilot Program with 12 Green Office Pilot offices across campus. The offices completed an initial checklist review of their current office practices, selected sustainable actions to implement through the pilot, and actively worked with the Green Office Team to implement these action items over the remainder of the year. Special thanks to our 12 Green Office Pilots for their innovation and participation in the Green Office Pilot Program:

    Green Office Champion : Participating Office

    Amish Mody : Law School Operations
    Michelle Papotto : Turner Environmental Law Clinic
    John Sisk : Financial Aid Office
    Colin Kirkman : Anthropology Department
    Emily Looney : Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness
    Andrea Lentz : Office for Undergraduate Education
    Emily Stills, Lorenza Houser : Psychology Department
    Jackie Reese : Office of Equity and Inclusion
    Deena Keeler : Exterior Services Department
    Kate Hodgins : Environmental Health Department, Rollins School of Public Health
    Amy Covington : Oxford College Academic Services Office
    Regina Barrett : Oxford College Academic Affairs Office

    Related Articles
    2016-2017 Green Office Incentives Fund Application
    Green Offices at Emory One-Page Description
    Green Offices at Emory Guidance Document
    Green Offices at Emory Checklist
    Green Office Program Overview 2014