The Energy Mentor program is NAU’s premiere energy-conservation behavior change activity. Since the Office of Sustainability has enacted this program in 2012, more than 120 faculty and staff have become Energy Mentors! And the momentum hasn’t stopped there. Many Energy Mentors have encouraged their colleagues to get certified and have spread the word about simple and effective ways to reduce the university’s carbon footprint. Building off the success of the Energy Mentor program, the Office has decided to take it up a notch by launching the Green Office Certification program!
The Green Office Certification was developed after it became clear that existing Energy Mentors wanted a path to challenge themselves and engage even further with their peers. The program lays out a foundation for your office to make a positive impact on campus. Like the green building LEED system, the Green Office Certification program have four levels of green ratings, starting with Level One: Mars Hill and ending on Level Four: Humphrey’s Peak. Whether it’s an office of one cubicle or an entire building, the Green Office Certification provides an excellent way to take your Energy Mentor training to the next level. Get started with the Green Office Certification with the following steps.
Green Your Office In Two Easy Steps!
1) Download the Checklist on the Green Office Certification website.
Once your office has at least one Energy Mentor, you are eligible to become Green Office Certified. If you are not Energy Mentor certified, you can join us at our next training by listing your availability. And did we mention you get a free lunch for coming?!
There are four prerequisites in total that you must complete to being the checklist. But don’t worry, they only take a few minutes to complete.
2) Send the completed checklist to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have completed the checklist to the desired level, send it back to us and we will send your certificate! We recommend hanging this along with the Green Office Certification Signature page so that everything in your office will be reminded of the goals and commitments you made. You will want to hang up this certificate so everyone can see your dedication to going green!
Once the Office of Sustainability has confirmed your certificate, your office will be in the running to win the Green Office of the year award. This special trophy is awarded to the office that went above and beyond during the academic year to meet their green goals. NAU offices better be prepared, because the battle for the Greenest Office on-campus starts now!