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Office Program

With more than 160 buildings and over 1,700 full-time faculty and staff, Lehigh recognizes the important role that faculty and staff play in making Lehigh a model sustainable campus.  Through Lehigh’s Sustainable Office Program, which is a voluntary, self-guided program designed for faculty and staff to take the lead on promoting sustainable practices in the workplace, faculty and staff can identify opportunities for innovation and implement sustainable change. They can reduce their environmental footprint, be responsible stewards of university’s resources, contribute to Lehigh’s sustainability goals and commitments, and build a campus community for the 21st Century.

  • 31 Lehigh Offices/Departments are Certified
  • 2017-2018 Certified Office of the Year
    Modern Languages and Literatures
  • University Business Services
    Re-certified to gold in July 2018
  • Library and Technology Services Help Desk
    Library and Technology Services Help Desk
    Re-certified to gold in July 2018
  • Office for Undergraduate Learning
    Received silver certification in November 2018
What is the certification process?

Step 1: Registration

Complete the registration form. Once your registration is submitted, a member of the Sustainable Office team will contact you.

Step 2: Baseline Survey

Complete the baseline survey.  A member of the Sustainable Office Program team will email you the baseline survey form for you to complete.  You can view a PDF version of the baseline survey (see below) before you begin.

Step 3: Meeting

Meet with the Office of Sustainability's Sustainable Office Program team to go over your baseline survey, discuss office improvements, and determine next steps.

Step 4: Checklist of Actions

Complete the checklist of actions.  A member of the Sustainable Office Program team will email you the checklist of actions form for you to complete. You can view a PDF version of the checklist of actions (see below) before you begin.

What are the certification levels?

Depending on the number of action items your office is able to complete on the Checklist of Actions, your office will receive bronze, silver, gold or platinum Sustainable Office Program certification! See certification level breakdown below:

Baseline Survey
Checklist of Actions

Contact Us

Please contact sustainability@lehigh.edu for more information.