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A waste reduction station in Griswold Hall, a certified LEED Platinum building.

A waste reduction station in Griswold Hall, a certified LEED Platinum building.

In 2016 the University met its goal to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) 30% by 2016, including growth. Harvard Law School helped the university achieve its commitment by institutionalizing sustainability and incorporating energy efficiency into capital planning, construction, commissioning, and day-to-day operations. There are 7 LEED buildings on campus and over 300 solar panels on the WCC Building.

Joao Earth Day 2016Seven projects at HLS are LEED certified, Custodial Services follows the University’s Green Cleaning standards by using non-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaning products across campus, and organic landscaping practices on campus.

Water-free urinals, dual-flush toilets, and rainwater retention systems help us conserve water. Additionally, filtered water filling stations and “bring your own mug” policies to get discounted or free coffee/tea encourage the use of reusable water bottles and mugs.

Left: Joao Amado, Associate Manager of Custodial Services,  offers information about our campus-wide Green Cleaning initiatives at the HLS Earth Day Fair in April 2016.