HSPH’s sustainability champions bring home Green Carpet Awards

Sustainability efforts at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) were recognized at Harvard’s Green Carpet Awards, held April 2, 2014.

The School was honored in the Energy and Emissions category for its overhaul of the automated systems in its four major buildings. Forty-five panels and over 4,000 devices were upgraded, resulting in more than $400,000 in savings. This equates to a total reduction of 672 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.

The EcoOpportunity team was honored in the Behavior Change category for its “creative and results-producing sustainability projects,” including introducing sustainability to all new-hires at orientation; producing a monthly newsletter; creating a dedicated freecycling space; and encouraging healthy behaviors with the Take the Stairs campaign and bike fairs.

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