GOLD

Green Office Gold Logo


Bioengineering Main Office
Foege N107, office of ~23 people
Innovations:
  • Obtain boxes from records management to store paper records.
  • Obtain campus mailing envelopes from other offices.
  • Obtain office supplies from Surplus, records management and purchasing, as well as other offices that generate a lot.

Center for Demography and Ecology
Raitt Hall, office of ~18 people

Center for Urban Waters
Center for Urban Waters in Tacoma, office of ~20 people
Certified for 3 years
Innovations:
  • Maintain a living green roof.
  • Recycle rainwater, which prevents stormwater runoff, and use this water and lab waste water to flush toilets.
  • Use geothermic heating solutions to avoid using energy to heat and cool building, heating and cooling is all done geothermically.

College of the Environment Dean's Office
Ocean Sciences Building and Ocean Research Building, office of ~40 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Recycle plastic bottle caps.
  • Use one poster for recurring events with an editable area for specific event details.
  • Develop a best practices guide for field research.
  • Develop a sustainability best practices guide for new employees.
  • Order vegetarian-only catering for events and lunches.

Creative Communications
Publication Services Building, office of ~74 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Recycle wood and metal.

Department of Psychosocial & Community Health
Health Sciences T-Wing, office of ~46 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Recycle text books, bubble wrap, and one side clean printed paper.
  • Install MondoPads in conference rooms for clinical conferences instead of having students drive in.
  • Share workspaces for part time and emeritus faculty.
  • Maintain a green bulletin board with current relevant conservation topics.
  • Encourage reusable water bottles.
  • Printer is set to default double-sided printing.
  • Paper towel composting in restrooms.

Emergency Management
UW Tower, office of ~6 people
Certified for 3 years
Innovations:
  • Participate in the Purified Water Club.
  • Use biodegradable toilet liners for emergency equipment.
  • Laminate permanent forms to reduce printing.
  • Environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient, rechargeable batteries in radios.
  • Replaced vacuum with manual floor sweeper to save energy.
  • Sterilize CPR masks with baby bottle steamer to reuse them.
  • Use energy efficient batteries in radios.

Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Office
Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Office (ESS), office of ~8 people
Certified for 6 years
Innovations:
  • Avoid using overhead lights and opt to use task lights and natural daylight instead.
  • Obtain sustainably manufactured furniture and purchase furniture made with high percentages of recycled material.

Facilities Employee Services
Facilities Services Administration Building, office of ~15 people
Certified for 1 years

Finance & Facilities (F2) Administration and Controller's Office
Gerberding Hall, office of ~17 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Work with Financial Management & Strategy Management recognition teams to purchase and use sustainable supplies at all recognition events, including providing a compost container.
  • Several staff members regularly volunteer for the UW Trash-In, Earth Day, and Sustainability Summit events.
  • Encourage members to donate regularly to Husky Green Fund.
  • Staff members attend environmental events throughout the year.

Grounds Management
Plant Operations Annex 4, office of ~35 people
Certified for 4 years
Innovations:
  • Community vegetable garden around office location.
  • Maintain a stock of reusable kitchen storage-ware and serving-ware for potlucks to avoid creating waste.
  • Schedule work with ride sharing and carpooling in mind to reduce multiple trips to/from the shop.
  • Office supplies brought from home.
  • Reuse educational materials at events, such as Earth Day and the Sustainability Summit, and do not give away paper.
  • Collaborative campus ward waste composting program with UW Recycling & Office of Heavy Equipment.
  • Gardeners regularly transport desirable plants between beds instead of buying additional plants.
  • Grounds Management staff provides free plants for the public at the annual Sustainability Summit.

Health Sciences Maintenance
Health Sciences D-wing, office of ~50 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Use sand instead of de-icer.
  • Recycle all reclaimed metal.
  • Scan and email rather than print and mail.
  • Maintain electronic files rather than paper files.
  • Do not keep duplicate files.

Housing & Food Services Facilities Office
Stevens Court, office of ~11 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Office supply sharing program, between multiple offices.
  • Work with vendors to reduce packaging, such as bubble wrap, in their orders.
  • Utilize Sharepoint to digitalize documents, for sharing and to reduce future paper waste.
  • Purchase only 100% recycled, TCP free toilet paper.
  • All departmental RFP's request vendors to respond to our sustainability clause.
  • Maintain a stock of reusable bags for office members.
  • Share meeting spaces with other units in their building.
  • Reuse one-sided paper to make notepads.
  • Initiate a monthly Green-Bag Series for HFS.
  • Properly maintain tire pressure in vehicles for better gas mileage.

Housing & Food Services Leadership & Programming Office
McCarty Hall, office of ~10 people

Libraries Purchasing & Supply Office
Suzzallo Library, office of ~3 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Manage a large surplus stock.
  • Completely paperless office.

Office of Applied Mathematics
Lewis Hall, office of ~80 people
Certified for 3 years
Innovations:
  • Umbrella sharing program to encourage walking to meetings instead of driving.
  • Encourage guests of conferences to bring their own water bottles, use laptop or tablet for note-taking, using compost/recycling bins when possible, and using public transit.
  • Post a sustainability blurb on our conference website, and limit printed handouts available.

Office of News and Information
Gerberding Hall, office of ~9 people
Innovations:
  • Save rubberbands from mail and newspapers to give back to carriers for reuse.
  • Every staff member brings in a reusable water bottle.
  • Install a drinking fountain in the office with a water bottle spout.

Office of Research
Gerberding Hall, office of ~20 people
Innovations:
  • Compost paper towels in restrooms and kitchen.
  • Promote environmentally-focused charities for Combined Fund Drive.
  • Switch from paper to electronic versions of reports to campus.

Poplar Residential Life Office
Poplar Hall, office of ~31 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Participate in the Campus Conservation Nationals energy & water saving competition.
  • Equip suite and building with metering and a Lucid dashboard that provides us a real time look at energy and water use.
  • Office is responsible for the sustainability education of UW residence hall students.
  • Office advises the student group SEED, which holds meetings in our office suite and engages students and staff in sustainability conversations/efforts.

Procurement Services
Roosevelt Commons, office of ~65 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Pen recycling.
  • Eliminate paper purchase order files.

Research and Student Accounting
Roosevelt Commons West, office of ~75 people

Southwest Maintenance Zone office
Southwest Maintenance Building, office of ~20 people
Certified for 3 years
Innovations:
  • Keep materials out of the waste stream and save money by fabricating a reception desk, shelving, and cabinets from old furniture for offices.
  • Encourage staff to walk to repair jobs that are in nearby buildings.
  • Provide staff with shared bicycles to get to meetings.
  • Use Surplus and recycled items to furnish building.
  • Recycle cell phones for military use.

UW Recycling
Publications Services Buildings, office of ~4 people
Innovations:
  • Use recycled tissues.
  • Share service wares and utensils.
  • Quarterly and annual reports are electronic.
  • Hosting a Trash-in event to educate the UW community about UW's waste stream.
  • Installed solar kiosks around campus for outdoor compost collection.
  • Created a recycling program for e-media, hard plastics and Styrofoam.

UW Recycling
Bryants Building, office of ~14 people
Certified for 4 years
Innovations:
  • Installed Solar Kiosks on campus grounds for outdoor compost collection (Red Square & HUB).
  • Created a campaign called "It's Not Just Cans & Bottles Anymore: Mixed Containers Recycling."
  • Began recycling hard plastics on campus.
  • Standardized the installation of common area compost collection with the installation of MiniMax bins.
  • Quarterly and Annual Reports are now electronic.
  • Implementing a mini-max program on campus to minimize waste and maximize recycling.
  • Created an e.Media recycling program for the UW campus.
  • Maintained a Styrofoam block and packing peanut recycling program for campus.
  • Created a compost program for the UW campus.
  • Host a Trash-In event to educate the UW community about our waste stream.
  • Provided yard space to the Garbology project.

SILVER

Green Office Silver Logo


Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems
Health Sciences, office of ~80 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Partner with a High School to send them printed header paper, for reuse in flyers and other projects.
  • Send out a list of low-light plants that are well suited for offices.

Building Services
Northlake Building, office of ~9 people
Innovations:
  • Use timers in bathrooms.
  • Compost paper towels.

Burke Museum
Burke Memorial Museum, office of ~100 people
Certified for 3 years
Innovations:
  • Host a free seminar open to the public on climate change.
  • Work with UW Recycling and UW Custodial Services to add 3 new compost bins, 1 for each floor.
  • Use reusable towels for cleaning.

CAS Shared Services
Communications Building, office of ~5 people
Innovations:
  • Encourage paperless business processes among all client units.

Center for Integrated Design
Bullitt Center, office of ~10 people
Innovations:
  • Use LED bulbs in task lamps.
  • Monitor building energy performance each month.

Center for Teaching and Learning
Gerberding Hall, office of ~20 people

Department of Architecture
Gould Hall, office of ~6 people

Department of History
Smith Hall, office of ~2 people
Certified for 1 years

Educational Outreach
UW Tower, office of ~200 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Recycle plastic caps, CDs & tapes, and send eyeglasses as donations to the Lion's club.
  • Maintain a Patio Demonstration Garden.
  • Hosted a Green Fair each year to introduce Green vendors to the UW Tower employees.
  • Have a transportation alternatives committee work with UW & the city of Seattle to improve biking & walking options for employees.
  • Developed and offer a compost training program available for all UW Tower offices.
  • Arranged a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) delivery to the UW Tower for employees to participate in and have fresh and local produce delivered to their workplace.

Evans School of Public Affairs
Parrington Hall, office of ~87 people
Certified for 3 years
Innovations:
  • Purchase Plus 80 efficient computers.
  • Create a display in building that talks about sustainability and how they conserve/recycle.
  • Analyze computer energy usage and base future purchases on maximum energy efficiency.

Family and Child Nursing
Health Science Building T-Wing, office of ~63 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Advised other departments in the School of Nursing on implementing sustainability efforts.
  • Stop copying grants and refer to SAGE for reference, eliminating need to print and obtain office supplies.
  • Electronically centralize HR documents, eliminating all paper copies.
  • Scan and email documents instead of sending paper copies.

First Year Programs
Mary Gates Hall, office of ~17 people
Innovations:
  • Use reusable towels for cleaning.
  • Provide glassware to guests during meetings for water.
  • Reuse publications for up to 2-3 years to save on printing.

HFS Central Office
Terry Hall, office of ~120 people
Innovations:
  • Participate in UW Farm CSA.
  • Participate in UW Ride in the Rain and Bike to Work Day.

History Main Office
Smith, office of ~2 people

HSAS&F Visual Design & Production
Health Sciences, office of ~10 people
Innovations:
  • Transition to posters made of Falconboard as an alternative to Foamcore.

McCarty Residential Life Office
McCarty Hall, office of ~17 people
Innovations:
  • When old posters are taken down to recycle them, re-use the blue tape to hang other posters.
  • Require Resident Advisers to incorporate a sustainability practice into each program.
  • Teach students what to do with their waste after food programs.
  • Make compost bins available for resident rooms to request bins, and provide compost education to those residents.

Molecular Engineering & Sciences Administrative Office
Molecular Engineering & Sciences, office of ~8 people
Certified for 3 years
Innovations:
  • Green roof.
  • CSA subscription for the department.
  • Serving as pilot facility for study of workplace plug load usage.

Odegaard Undergraduate Library
Odegaard Library, office of ~193 people
Innovations:
  • Save napkins, compostware, cups, stirrers, and creamers from catered events for later use.
  • Hire student staff through a paperless system.
  • Its Video Studio supports meetings & interviews without the need for travel.
  • Re-carpet floors with carpet tiles that are made from recycled materials, recyclable, and free of PVC, phthalates, or PBD.

Office of the President
Gerberding Hall, office of ~14 people
Certified for 3 years
Innovations:
  • Utilize Skype for interviews instead of flying candidates to campus.
  • Organize office-wide events and attend conferences to learn about sustainability.

Planning and Management
Gerberding Hall, office of ~25 people
Innovations:
  • Create air flow without A/C.

Program on the Environment
John M. Wallace Hall, office of ~16 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • CSA memberships.

School of Marine & Environmental Affairs
Marine Studies Building, office of ~5 people
Certified for 3 years
Innovations:
  • Maintain own patio garden.

Small Projects Delivery Team
UFB Annex 2, office of ~10 people

Student Fiscal Services
Schmitz Hall, office of ~24 people
Certified for 3 years
Innovations:
  • Created a "greendex" for their office.
  • Provide training to office members on printing options, especially using .pdf writer.
  • Create online reports instead of paper reports, and worked with UWIT to suppress reports that printed automatically.
  • Developed Green Meeting guidelines.
  • Track reduction in the amount of paper purchased in offices (from 30 reams per quarter to 8 reams per quarter).
  • Replace battery-powered flashlights with hand-pump generator flashlights in emergency kits.
  • Upgrade all desktop computers to more energy-efficient models.

Terry Residential Life Office
Terry Hall, office of ~2 people

The School of Nursing Learning and Information Technologies
Health Science Building - T-Wing, office of ~15 people

Utilities and Heavy Equipment
Plant Services, office of ~11 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Recycle concrete and asphalt.
  • Reuse and recycle pallets and other wood.
  • Reuse dirt and soil from construction sites where possible.
  • Collaboratively developing an on campus yard waste composting program with Grounds Management.

UW Libraries Office of the Vice Provost and Dean
Allen Library, office of ~18 people

UW Moving & Surplus
Plant Services Building 101, office of ~20 people
Innovations:
  • UW Moving & Surplus has "Living Product Certified Furniture" and Goecolife Paper Shredder.

UW Recreation
Intramural Activities Building, office of ~41 people
Certified for 3 years
Innovations:
  • Recycle bottle caps.
  • Solar panels on roof.
  • Transition to paperless timesheets.
  • Archery targets made of all recycled materials.
  • New turf field does not require watering or fertilizer.
  • Climbing center lights changed to reduce energy 20%.
  • Biodegradable gym wipes for patrons to use on workout equipment.

UW School of Medicine Dean's Office
Health Sciences Building, office of ~14 people

UW Sustainability
Gerberding Hall, office of ~8 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Avoid using overhead lights, and opt to use task lights and natural daylight instead.
  • Obtain sustainably manufactured furniture and purchase furniture made with high percentages of recycled material.

UW Tacoma Education Program
WCG 324, UW Tacoma, office of ~5 people

UW-IT
UW Tower C-3, office of ~66 people
Innovations:
  • Participate in the Patio Garden program at the UW Tower.

Washington National Primate Research Center

BRONZE

Green Office Bronze Logo


2104 House and Hansee Hall Residence Life Office
Hansee Hall, office of ~9 people

Academic Human Resources / International Scholars Operations
Gerberding Hall , office of ~19 people

Administrative Business Center
1000 NE 45th St., office of ~20 people

Capital Planning & Development, Special Capital Projects
Guggenheim Annex, office of ~22 people

Cedar Residential Life Office
Cedar Apartments, office of ~9 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Equip buildings with utility metering and a Lucid dashboard that provides us a real time look at energy and water use.
  • Participate in the Campus Conservation Nationals energy & water saving competition.

Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity
Mary Gates Hall, office of ~35 people
Innovations:
  • Staff members share locally produced foods in their kitchen, such as raw local honey, and locally harvested mushrooms.

College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office
Communications Building, office of ~80 people

Community, Environment, & Planning
Gould Hall, office of ~2 people
Innovations:
  • Reuse Egg Cartons for student activities.
  • Encourage students to bike, bus, and ferry travel to Off-Campus Retreats.
  • Utilize compostable serviceware during events.
  • Purchase locally for outreach products.
  • Innovative outreach with mud "Seed Bombs."

Conference Services
Haggett Hall, office of ~11 people
Innovations:
  • Online checklists to keep employees on task.

Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Office (ESS), office of ~100 people
Certified for 6 years

Department of Biostatistics
Certified for 2 years

Department of Scandinavian Studies
Raitt Hall, office of ~27 people
Certified for 2 years

Disability Resources for Students
Mary Gates Hall, office of ~8 people

Libraries Financial Services
Suzzallo Library, office of ~5 people
Innovations:
  • Keep a low supply of inventory, in order to only use what is needed.
  • Encourage reduced paper use by example.
  • Only accept electronic documents, direct staff to scanners located in the building if needed.

Mercer Residential Life Office East
Mercer A415, office of ~2 people

Office of Global Affairs
Gerberding Hall, office of ~11 people

Professional and Organizational Development
Roosevelt Commons West, office of ~11 people

Suzzallo and Allen Libraries
Suzzallo/Allen Libraries, office of ~350 people
Innovations:
  • Have CSA membership/drop-off site.
  • Install water bottle filling stations.
  • Employees share space throughout the day.

UW Bothell Sustainability Office
UW Bothell, office of ~2 people