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Building Manager Green Tip

December 2011

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Looking Back, Moving Forward

It's been a wonderful year at Harvard Green Building Services, and we wanted to share Harvard's success in creating a more sustainable campus and provide links to each of this year's past Green Building Tips (see right sidebar) in case one slipped through the cracks! 

LEED Milestone Reached

Harvard LEED Certified Projects By Year

In August Harvard announced that it had earned its 50th LEED certification, the highest total of any university in the world.  As of today Harvard has 62 certified spaces on campus and abroad supporting over 6,000 students, faculty and staff.

Greenhouse Gas Reductions Continue

Greenhouse Gas Reductions at Harvard

Harvard is continuing to work towards its goal to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions by 30%, inclusive of growth, by 2016 when compared to a 2006 baseline.  Due to a mix of increased building efficiency, sustainable operational practices, and reductions in power supply emissions, the latest data shows an overall reduction of 10% including new construction. When new construction is omitted, the base portfolio of facilities in operation in 2006 have reduced their emissions by a remarkable 20%!

Tips for a More Sustainable Holiday!

Harvard Office for Sustainability Green Holiday Tip

The Harvard Office for Sustainability has developed five simple steps students, faculty and staff can take to reduce emissions on campus over the holiday break. OFS staff offer a few bonus tips to make your time at home more sustainable as well!

Green Building Services provides consulting services to ensure that the design, construction and operation of Harvard's built environment has minimal environmental and human health impacts, maximizes occupant comfort and generates an awareness of sustainable design and building operations. To learn more about our work and services, visit http://green.harvard.edu/gbs.