The KU Center for Sustainability Green Office program recognizes campus departments and offices that are making an effort to reduce environmental impacts and create a more sustainable workplace. Participants in the program must complete an application that identifies specific actions their offices are taking. The list includes strategies for cutting energy consumption, reducing waste and making environmentally preferable purchases. Each action is assigned a point value, and an applicant's total score determines the overall level of achievement, with Level 3 Green Offices reaching the highest level of recognition. Offices that achieve Green Office status are recognized during the Sustainability Leadership Awards in April. They can display the Green Office emblem in their offices, on their website and in office publications. Note: Reapplication is required every 3 years in order to maintain status. 


Application Process

Offices that wish to be considered for recognition at the 2015 Sustainability Leadership Awards should download the application below and complete it electronically by 5:00 PM April 3, 2015 All applications must be submitted by email by clicking the "Submit by Email" button at the top of the top of the application. Offices must also assign a Sustainability Ambassador in order to participate in the program.

Download Green Office Application (pdf)

Applications are reviewed by the Green Office Committee to assign a final score. Point values are listed for each column on the application. Up to 5 additional points can be received by sharing additional details about your efforts to "go green" on the second page of the application. Scoring reach each level of recognition is as follows:

  • Level 1: 25-50 Points
  • Level 2: 51-75 Points
  • Level 3: 76+ Points
  • AVP Finance/Operations/CIO
  • Business & Financial Planning
  • Comptroller's Office
  • International Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Lied Center of Kansas*
  • Parking & Transit
  • School of Business
  • Student Success

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