Green Departments of Distinction
Total of Staff and Employees: approx. 2,251 (3,600 including part-time and student employees)
Running Total of Departments: 17
Last Updated: September 18, 2015
Number of Staff: 70
Date of Certification: August 2015
Summary: ESPM became green certified with 28 points for initiatives that include hosting a swap day for unused office supplies and electronics, including green tips in their monthly newsletter, reducing printed course material, encouraging energy and water conservation through signage, providing reusable water bottles and mugs, hosting a ReUSE station, and having power-save modes on monitors.
Department: University Health Services – Tang Center
Number of Staff: 320
Date of Certification: August 2014
previously certified in January 2012
Summary: UHS re-certified with 22 points for initiatives that include including sustainability articles in Ear to the Ground, delamping fixtures and installing CFLs, creating a ReUSE station, eliminating bottled water and installing hydration stations, expanding their bike cage, using a solar irrigation system, moving to electronic records, and reducing the frequency of office supply orders
Department: UC Berkeley Police Department
Number of Staff: 150
Date of Certification: February 12, 2014
previously certified on July 20, 2009
Summary: UCPD re-certified with 21 points for initiatives that include replacing their refrigerators, installing software to manage desktop energy use, replacing incandescent lights, setting printers to double-sided, using rechargeable batteries, offering no bottled water, setting sustainability goals, reducing paper use, and a sustainability section in Wellness newsletter.
Department: Capital Projects
Number of Staff: 68
Date of Certification: February 2014
previously certified on January 2012
Summary: Capital Projects re-certified with 22 points for initiatives that include using 100% recycled content copy paper, employing power save modes on copiers and computers, composting, having a reuse station, certifying a green event, installing digital signage that includes sustainability information, greening their fleet, working to reduce paper use, and having a video-conferencing system.
Department: Property Management
Number of Staff: 16
Date of Certification: September 2013
Summary: Property Management certified 15 points for initiatives that include eliminating all CRT monitors, making a scanner available to all employees, offering no bottled water, posting reminder stickers to turn off monitors and lights when not in use, providing cameras for video-conferencing, ensuring all office supplies, paper and furniture are reused, and accepting public e-waste for recycling.
Number of Staff: 65
Date of Certification: May 2013
Summary: EH&S re-certified for the second time with 22 points for initiatives that include installing energy efficient window film on office windows, partnering with myPower on an energy survey, installing CFL lamps and distributing task lamps, using rechargeable batteries, no longer using bottled water or CRT monitors, having department watt-meters and a bike fleet, and adding composting.
Department: Procurement Services (Expired)
Number of Staff: 18
Date of Certification: May 2013
Summary: Procurement Services certified 15 points for initiatives that include eliminating all CRT monitors, making a scanner available to all employees, using only reused or donated furniture through two separate moves, offering no bottled water and reusable kitchenware, participating in a reusable delivery box program, using green cleaning supplies, and posting ‘turn off the lights’ reminders.
Department: Haas School of Business
Number of Staff: 250
Date of Certification: June 2015
previously certifiedMay 2013
Summary: Haas certified with 23 points for initiatives that include reducing the energy use of computers and lighting, composting in multiple locations, reducing paper use, operating a ReUSE station, reusing existing furniture, certifying a green event and educating event planners, hosting a Coffee and Commuters, a freecycle, and a e-waste collection event, installing low-flow aerators, organizing a virtual food drive, and drafting a strategic plan.
Department: Cal Catering
Number of Staff: 12
Date of Certification: June 2012
Summary: Cal Catering certified 20 points for initiatives that include composting and recycling, programming monitors to switch to standby mode, collecting and using one-side clean paper in a printer, using only 100% recycled content paper, maintaining a herb garden, using 100% compostable kitchenware, donating excess food to a charity, and collecting e-waste.
Department: Graduate Division (Expired)
Number of Staff: approx. 60
Date of Certification: April 2012
Summary: The Graduate Division certified 21 points for initiatives that include Energy Efficiency and Take the Stairs Challenges, greening their events, switching to rechargeable batteries, establishing paperless admissions and dissertations programs, having two mini-reuse stations and a department scanner, and using 100% post-consumer content copy paper.
Department: Cal Student Store (Expired)
Number of Staff: 117
Date of Certification: April 2012
Summary: The Cal Student Store certified 21 points for initiatives that include collecting and using one-side clean paper, not selling any bottled water, composting building-wide, offering textbooks for rent, selling sustainable clothing and school supplies, offering plastic bag and electronics recycling to customers, using recycled shipping materials, and supporting campus projects.
Department: Architects & Engineers (A&E) (Expired)
Number of Staff: 22
Date of Certification: February 2012
Summary: A&E certified 20 points for initiatives that include eliminating all CRT monitors, using 100% post-consumer content copy paper, making a scanner available to all employees, composting building-wide, offering reusable kitchenware, recycling batteries and cork, certifying a green event, and monitoring communal lights. The following offices are in the building: Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services immediate office, Physical and Environmental Planning, Real Estate Services Office, and the Office of Sustainability.
Number of Staff: approx. 25
Date of Certification: July 2011
Summary: CITRIS certified 20 points for initiatives that include food and paper towel composting, conducting a comprehensive energy audit as part of a larger research project, installing an air quality game (Black Cloud Project), using power strips to minimize phantom power loads, developing a green touch screen, having a food purchasing policy, and hosting a weekly lecture series on energy.
Department: California Hall (Expired)
Number of Staff: approx. 100
Date of Certification: June 2011
Summary: California Hall certified 21 points for initiatives that include eliminating bottled water throughout the building, using power strips to minimize phantom power loads, installing CFLs and delamping some fixtures, having paper towel composting throughout the building, conducting energy and waste audits, and taking extra efforts to minimize smoking near building vents.
Department: Center of Latin American Studies (CLAS) (Expired)
Number of Staff: approx. 10
Date of Certification: April 2010
Summary: CLAS and a Building Sustainability at Cal (BS@Cal) intern set up One Side Clean (OSC) bins, ordered more recycle bins, contacted student group ReUse for a satellite station, hosted a Green Event, increased efficient signage regarding waste and recycling, and got rid of bottled water. 4 innovation points were earned by installing sustainable landscaping outside the building, hiring a BS@C intern to implement sustainable projects, conducting a Building Occupant Behavior Analysis and Building Walk Through, and actively promoting alternative transportation.
Department: Physical Plant- Campus Services (Expired)
Number of Staff: approx. 450
Date of Certification: March 5, 2010
Summary: PPCS certified 20 points for initiatives that include eliminating bottled water and encouraging the use of tap water, installing bike racks, eliminating all CRT monitors, using 100% post-consumer content copy paper, making a scanner available to all employees, offering reusable kitchenware, offering campus training, and conducting an appliance audit and a transportation survey.
Department: Residential and Student Services Programs (RSSP) (Expired)
Number of Staff: approx. 500 career staff, 1,500 student and part-time employees
Date of Certification: April 2009
Summary: RSSP oversees the Haste Street Child Development Center that is LEED certified and also requires Energy Star fridges and microwaves in dorms. Composting occurs in at least one location per floor in the RSSP building, and all toner and printer cartridges are recycled. The department offers reusable plates, cups, and silverware and achieved all the possible points for addressing individual behavior, which included having the “Drop your Usage” water reduction campaign posted in all bathrooms and having lockers available for people to change clothes after walking or biking to work.