By Chika Acholonu | Mar 23, 2016

The Green Office Certification Program encourages and recognizes environmentally-friendly behavior in UW office spaces. It also exists to facilitate sharing of best practices between offices. The main goal of the program, however, is to simply get office members thinking more frequently about their environmental impact.

This quarter, we had great participation in the program, with offices throughout campus applying. In fact, 14 offices either certified for the first time or re-certified. On average, offices scored 77% overall on the Green Office application. The highest scoring office was the Office of Research, which scored 98% overall. Four of the five recertified offices improved their overall score since their previous certification, with Creative Communications achieving the largest improvement (18%).

Here are the offices that were certified during the 2016 Winter Quarter:


  • Facilities Employee Services, Facilities Services Administration Building
  • Office of Research, Gerberding Hall (recertification)
  • Creative Communications, Publication Services Building (recertification)
  • Procurement Services, Roosevelt Commons (recertification)


  • Office of the President, Gerberding Hall (recertification)
  • Odegaard Undergraduate Library
  • Housing and Food Services Central Office, Terry Hall
  • Terry Residential Life Office, Terry Hall
  • First Year Programs, Mary Gates Hall
  • Department of History, Smith Hall
  • Department of Architecture, Gould Hall
  • Burke Museum (recertification)
  • Center for Teaching and Learning, Gerberding Hall


  • Capital Planning & Development: Special Capital Projects, Guggenheim Annex

Keep up the good work, Green Offices!