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Take Action: Frequently Asked Questions


What does it cost for me to join?

Nothing, it’s free to join the program! If you do the Silver or Gold level Green Office or Green Lab programs, we’ll even give you a free Welcome Kit with sustainability resources and gifts!

What if I start the program and we get swamped with work while in the middle of it?

We understand you have other responsibilities, so we made our program flexible to suit your needs. You can pause the program and start up again when your workload lessens. However, if you haven’t restarted within a year of signing up you will have to start over again to make sure the information is up to date. We have also designed the program to only take an hour or two a month so that it’s easy to accommodate in your regular operations.

Can we get energy data to compare our use at the beginning of the program and the end?

Unfortunately it is costly to set up energy meters on circuit boards, so we are unable to provide this service. However, we can provide you with an estimate using an appliance and lighting inventory.

How long does the certification last?

Your certification is good for two years from your certification date.  When that time is up, our team will contact you for an update and can assist with a refresher for your department. Then you’ll receive a new certificate!

How will this impact my staff’s time?

We’ve designed the program to only take an hour or two a month so that it’s easy to accommodate into your regular operations. It’s also designed to involve multiple individuals so that the work is spread out.

What do I get out of participating?

We’ll send you a certificate upon completion of the program and recognize you on our website as a Green Workplace Champion! Those who achieve Gold will receive a special recognition during the year. You also get to be a part of a university-wide movement to reduce our impact on the environment and save resources.

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