The Green Carpet Awards is a biennial celebration of Sustainability Leaders at Harvard. This event, in tandem with Harvard Heroes, recognizes the outstanding efforts of teams and individuals across Harvard to create a healthy, more sustainable campus. It is an opportunity to meet and network with those who are championing sustainability across campus, as well as to celebrate key projects that are contributing to greenhouse gas emissions and energy reductions across campus.

  • Staff and student team projects as well as individual students will be recognized at this year’s Green Carpet Awards on April 2, 2014 and will be determined based on their fulfillment of the criteria below. Capital projects, building operations projects, Green Team projects, Green Office projects, and landscaping and green cleaning projects are examples of efforts eligible for awards. 
  • Individual staff are recognized through the University-wide Harvard Heroes program annually in June.

Criteria for awards 

Innovative/Creativity – Seeks out and utilizes new technology; develops and advances better processes to produce impactful change

Replicable Models – A “first of its kind,” materials and resources from this project are made available to others across in order to create efficiencies, streamline processes, and grow sustainability projects on campus.

Collaboration/Engagement – Actively engages stakeholders within and beyond their School; engages fully in Harvard’s sustainability programming including: Green Office, Green Loan Fund, working groups, and events.

Energy/Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction – Creative opportunities that reduce energy and/or greenhouse gas emissions on campus and in buildings through construction, operations, engagement, technology, or new processes.

Waste Reduction – Exemplifies “reduce, reuse, recycle and compost” properties in an office, buildings, or construction settings.

Water Reduction – Explores creative opportunities to reduce water consumption on campus and in buildings through operations, engagement, or technology.

Above and Beyond – Not only embraces sustainable practices such as the Green Building Standards, LEED, Green Office, temperature policy, etc, but continually strives to achieve more than is designated in these practices. 

Award Winners

2014 Green Carpet Award Winners

Energy and Emissions

Harvard School of Public Health

Overhaul of the Building Automated System across four major buildings that comprise the HSPH campus

The holistic approach of upgrading the “brain of the building” as they fondly refer to it, in all buildings at once, instead of the typical ad hoc fashion, was done to achieve maximum efficiency and savings. All of the upgrades were completed while the buildings remained open and fully operational. Forty-five panels and over 4000 devices were upgraded resulting in more than $400,000 in savings, or approximately 25% in annual cost savings, for 2 out of 4 buildings. This equates to a total reduction of 672 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. Another benefit of overhauling all the buildings at once included discovering additional opportunities for efficiencies along the way. This project is exemplar of smart, forward-thinking building operations. 

Harvard Business School Operations Team

Ongoing commissioning project

In 2008, Harvard Business School was the first school to implement a comprehensive plan for continuous commissioning of buildings. Through continuous, incremental progress by refining and tightening building systems, this project has yielded more than $320,000 in savings from 14 buildings. The simple payback period for this project, when savings outweigh costs, is under one and half years; yet, the combined efforts have not only yielded monetary savings, but have also contributed to a 3.6% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for the Business School.

FAS Nocera Lab renovation team

Green renovation

As one of the most energy and resource-intensive spaces on campus, it is more important than ever for labs to think strategically about their space. The Nocera project revitalized an existing lab space in addition to building a new highly efficient lab (the Laser Lab). The Nocera Lab is an excellent example of a team that has done an outstanding job upgrading and adding to their facilities to make their space more energy and water efficient. Driven by faculty interest in sustainability and a supporting, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic team, the Nocera Lab achieved a 41% reduction in water use and an 11% reduction in lighting power density. Other sustainability features include energy efficient HVAC systems, efficient lighting and day-lighting fixtures, water efficient lab process equipment, and more. 

Northwest Building and Operations Energy Conservation Team

Conditioning, heating, and cooling air for buildings is a highly energy intensive process. Through careful planning, coordination with building occupants, and review of pilot project results, this team achieved dramatic energy savings by reducing the number of air changes per hour (ACH) in their office and lab spaces. Not only is this a replicable model for reducing energy use in labs, it was also an extremely collaborative effort between operations, building occupants, and Environmental Health and Safety to ensure an efficient and healthy work space. 

Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center

This center encompasses 377,000 square feet on 8.6 acres in Holyoke, MA.  It represents a collaborative effort between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Harvard University, and 4 additional research institutions trying to meet huge IT needs in a streamlined fashion. This LEED Platinum building estimates a 43% reduction in energy costs and a 35% reduction in water use. The building, powered in part by hydro-electricity, contains many innovative features; among them: energy metering, in-depth commissioning, and a landscape requiring no irrigation.  Just last month the building was credited with helping to advance research related to the Big Bang Theory and origins of the universe by providing 3 million of the 5.1 million CPU hours used in the research. It is truly an example of how Harvard University collaborates with peer institutions and communities to increase our capacity to support global research and teaching. 

Behavior Change

Alumni Affairs & Development Green Team

This team of approximately 40 individuals continuously engages over 320 staff members in support of Harvard’s sustainability goals. A monthly green cartoon with mascots Earl, the green squirrel, and Gilbert, the green goat, is used to share updates across the department and encourage specific sustainable behaviors for that month. They have reduced paper cup usage by 75% since 2008 and achieved all four leafs in the Green Office Recognition Program. This team has been known to volunteer to recycle at Red Sox games and develop and star in videos that creatively encourage biking, walking, and riding the T. They are truly a model Green Team. 

Harvard School of Public Health EcoOpportunity Team

This passionate and highly active staff volunteer group has implemented a number of creative and results-producing sustainability projects. Under the leadership of Jen Bowser and David Havelick, the team is more active than ever, accomplishing over 16 projects in the last year. From introducing sustainability to all new-hires at orientation; producing the Eco Mosquito, a monthly newsletter on sustainability efforts at the School; creating a dedicated space for freecycle fondly called “The Green Room”; to encouraging healthy behaviors with the Take the Stairs Campaign, and Bike Fairs, EcoOp is truly a wonderful example of teamwork and collaboration done right! 

Consolidated Waste Contract Project Team

A first on Harvard’s campus, this project united all waste, recycling, and compost contracts for Longwood, Real-Estate, and the main campus under one vendor with the aspirational goal of zero-waste for Harvard, which is defined as a 90% reduction of waste based on 2006 levels. A unique aspect of this contract is that the vendor is responsible for helping Harvard achieve its target waste reduction goals. This ensures they have a vested interest in working collaboratively with the university to increase our capture rates for recycling and composting. Combining these contracts also has the added benefit of reducing the number of vendors and trucks coming to campus. A true team effort, members of facilities and operations, procurement, Harvard Real-Estate, and all the Schools were pivotal to making this project a success.

Eggan Lab at FAS

Reducing waste in labs

Labs are extremely resource intensive, but there is substantial room for improvement. Members of the Eggan Lab are rethinking standard practices to reduce waste while ensuring scientific experiments are not compromised. A recent switch from using disposable plastic pipettes to sterilized glass pipettes saved them an estimated $40,000 in purchasing costs. In addition to the savings, this keeps 226,000 plastic pipettes out of the waste stream annually and simultaneously eliminates the 829 pounds of cardboard packaging that comes with the plastic pipettes. The valuable lessons learned in the process of switching to glass pipettes paves the way for other labs to follow. 

Harvard University Police Department

Investment in hybrid vehicles

HUPD replaced its entire fleet of marked patrol cars with hybrids and electric vehicles, allowing them to decrease GHG emissions and reduce fuel expenses.  The department’s average fuel economy rose to ~40 MPG with these Ford Hybrid Fusions. HUPD also purchased two 3-wheelers which are basically “zero emissions all-electric scooters” which cost about 10 cents a day to use. The advantages of this project extend beyond the monetary benefits and include increasing public environmental awareness at a very visible level.

Harvard University Dining Services

Residential Dining Program

All 12 of Harvard’s undergraduate dining halls and Annenberg have earned Green Restaurant Association certification with some units reaching 2 or 3 stars out of 4. HUDS adopted the model that started at the School of Public Health’s Sebastian’s Café which received certification in 2010. In addition to certification, HUDS is dedicated to the health and well-being of the community with a robust selection of sustainable and healthful foods. HUDS collaborated with the Center for Health and Global Environment Fellow, Barton Seaver, to create a sustainable seafood program tailored to Harvard. They now offer seafood that is abundant, locally or domestically sourced, and certified by third parties. Healthy foods at HUDS means no MSG, no nitrates, reduced sodium, more whole grains, and lean proteins. As of 2012, 30% of all food purchased was locally grown or manufactured.

Student Team Projects

Green '17

Composting Pilot in Annenberg

Green '17, a freshman think tank for sustainable on-campus projects, was created by Kurt Tso (Sue), a member of the class of 2013 who was inspired to create the change he wanted to see on campus. For years, freshmen in this group have been spearheading projects across campus that teach other Harvard students how to live sustainably including the freshman mug reuse campaign, motivating students to reduce water with shorter showers through the use of timers, inspiring energy savings through lighting competitions in the residences, and more.

This year, under the leadership of Cliff Goertemiller (Gert-a-miller), the team focused on diverting food waste from the landfill.This team underwent thorough training from Dave Seley, a Manager with HUDS, to learn how to handle waste properly and developed a work plan for implementing their pilot, right down to securing empty yogurt tubs to be used as compost bins in student suites, and staffing compost removal from the dorm three times a week. The pilot was so successful they are considering expanding it to an additional location. 

Environmental Law Society

Environmental Justice Conference

In a time when hot button topics such as fracking can overwhelm the conversation in sustainability, the Environmental Law Society pushed for a broader dialogue in the environmental community to bring attention to the commonly overlooked, but very important topic of Environmental Justice.

This is the first time that the Law School is hosting the annual National Association of Environmental Law Societies Conference. And their topic is timely as it is the 20th anniversary of President Clinton’s Executive Order on Environmental Justice. President Clinton’s Executive Order focused Federal attention on the environmental and human health conditions in minority communities and low-income communities with the goal of achieving environmental justice. We applaud the Environmental Law Society for addressing this important issue and for highlighting the links between the environment, human health and well-being, and social justice.

Sense & Sustain-ability Team

Efforts to expand sustainability practices in business globally, and to educate others on sustainable development

Sense & Sustain-ability (S&S) is an organization supported by students across Harvard that is dedicated to advancing the study and understanding of sustainable development. Written for, by, and about forward-thinking sustainability leaders, their information is disseminated through their website, newsletter, and podcasts.

This year they are teaming up with a leading business magazine​—MoneyToday, based in Seoul—to organize a conference in South Korea on Business Innovation and Sustainability.This latest venture aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the sphere of sustainability issues. Over 1,000 CEOs, CFOs, and investors will come from some of the largest companies and institutional investors in East Asia.In particular we’d like to highlight the pivotal role that the undergraduate fellows, Ratna and Juan, have played in making Sense & Sustain-ability a success.

Individual Students

Emma Lucken

College '14 and Co-Chair of the Council of Student Sustainability Leaders

Emma has a knack for inspiring others to take action. As a Co-Chair of the Council of Student Sustainability Leaders, she regularly engages 20 student leaders across the University, both graduate and undergraduate, to provide feedback on Harvard’s sustainability goals as well as working to increase cross-school collaboration.

She serves as the Resource Efficiency Program Captain of Adams House, where she cultivated a rich dialogue on sustainability and set the new standards for house participation at 80%, up from 25%. Sustainability is not just an interest for Emma, it is a true passion. In addition to activities she is involved in on-campus, she also wrote her thesis on sustainable transportation and has aspirations to work in city planning when she leaves Harvard.

Cliff Goertemiller

College '17

A leading member of Green ’17, Cliff has shown tremendous initiative to further Sustainability efforts on Harvard’s campus. As a student athlete he has limited time for extracurricular activities, but has committed to making sustainability a priority. In fact, he can often be found volunteering on energy audit walk-throughs with Craig Bradford, FAS Director of Infrastructure, Sustainability, and Renewal, or discussing the details of a sustainable product with vendors, in addition to successfully managing the Green ’17 compost pilot project. Cliff has only been at Harvard one year, but has already made an incredible mark.

Anna Mullen

Second-year Master of Divinity 

As the leader of the Divinity School Garden Group, Anna is responsible for everything from organizing the group to communicating about upcoming events, planting seeds and even singing at the garden service. During the 2013 growing season, the Garden Group, under Anna’s leadership, went to extraordinary lengths to grow a dedicated garden that would maximize produce in a limited space, so that fresh produce could be donated to a local soup kitchen.

Her interest in growing food is part of a holistic approach to sustainability. In fact she recently completed a field study exploring ideas of engaging faith communities with the earth, theologies of nature and ecology, and outdoor spirituality.

Saira Hashmi

Graduate of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Current PhD at the Graduate School of Design

Saira has made efforts both academically and personally to encourage water conservation practices, support local food businesses, and partake in conferences to help spread awareness. 

She has worked on environmental projects throughout her undergraduate and graduate studies--including her "AOL-Home of 21st Century" project, in which she helped design and test ways that US homes could attract buyers by being environmentally-friendly and energy efficient. Her doctoral thesis on water sustainability techniques in arid desert regions focuses on bringing about awareness and change in cultural practices and norms and designing water conservation models for these water scarce regions.

2012 Green Carpet Award Winners

Distinguished Service Award

Lester Brown (MPA '62)

Special Achievement Award

  • Professor Frederick H. Abernathy, Gordon McKay Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Abbot and James Lawrence Professor of Engineering
  • Rob Gogan, Manager of Recycling and Waste, Campus Services

Team Project Winners

Harvard Law School: Resident Assistant Program Goes Green

The Resident Assistant program made great strides toward integrating sustainability into dorm life by institutionalizing green programs, including CFL swaps, electricity competitions, and acquisition of re-useable dishware.

Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

Nineteen mini- projects, spanning seven buildings made up this renovation and they all worked towards the aim of increasing efficiency and reducing waste. SCRB is slated to receive LEED platinum, with 93 points verified, the highest number recieved on a Harvard project to date.

Harvard Medical School: Polystyrene Foam Recycling Pilot

With significant cooperation and assistance from the custodial team, HMS initiated a styrofoam cooler recycling program across North Campus (with future plans for South). Labs across the campus consume tens of thousands coolers per year; so far with collection at just one campus, 100 coolers/week are being recycled.

University-wide: Greening the Graduate Council Leadership Conference

This conference brought together over 500 student leaders from the graduate schools. Both logistics and events highlighted sustainability, e.g. printing and drink-ware waste were reduced, closing plenary by Dr. Bernstein on technology and society in the threat of climate change.

Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology: Green Team Efforts

Aside from the notable achievement of installing a recycler and solar trash compactor outside the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Green Team maintains the Green Team website, four Green Boards across OEB buildings, and has integrated sustainable practices into the orientation for new hires.

Individual Achievement Awards

Harvard Business School

  • Walfred Arenales, Operations
  • Denis Collet, Human Resources
  • Sarah Gilbert, Information Products
  • David Helen, Technology Services
  • Christina James, Student '13
  • Maurice Kuykendoll, Student '12
  • Todd Rudnianyn, Student '13

Harvard Graduate School of Design

  • Kevin Cahill, Building Services
  • Dan Weissman, Student '12
  • Elliot Glassman, Student '12

Harvard Divinity School

  • Roy Lauridsen, Operations
  • Grace Egbert, Student

Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • Amanda Nourse, RIO Project Zero
  • Patricia White, Learning Technology Center

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Basma Hashmi, Biomedical Engineering
  • Kate Zirpolo Flynn, Biomedical Engineering
  • Hannah Lee, Student

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

  • Jane Collins, HC Dean's Office
  • Jonas Clark, Freshman Dean's Office
  • Jeannette Everritt, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
  • Audrey Harmon, Human Resources
  • Thomas Lingner, Preservation and Digitization
  • Stuart McNeil, Physics/Operations
  • Leigh Needleman, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Clare Putnam, Weatherhead Center
  • Fernando Viesca, Office of Physical Resources
  • Elizabeth Whitley, Finance
  • Evelyn Chow, Student '12
  • Annie Baldwin, Student '13
  • Alex Krolewski, Student '15
  • Sachi Oshima, Student '13
  • Shannon Morrow, Student '12

Harvard Kennedy School

  • Sharon Johnson, Executive Education
  • Dinali Abeysekera, Enrollment Services
  • Illac Diaz, Student

Harvard Law School

  • Carrie Ayers, Finance and Operations
  • Lee Fenn, HLS Library
  • Sandra Ray, Student '12
  • Katy Yang, Student '12
  • Krista DeBoer, Student '12

Harvard Medical School

  • Annie Studdard, Office of Research
  • KJ Thomas, Human Resources
  • Robert Christiano, Campus Operations
  • Jennifer Bellows, Finance
  • Genoa Wall, CTSC Informatics
  • Janine Knudsen, Student
  • May Moreshet, HMS Surgery

Harvard School of Public Health

  • Jorge Ruiz, Custodial Services
  • Jennifer Doleva, Financial Services
  • Devankush Saha, Student

Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study

  • Anne Miller, Schlesinger Library

Campus Services

  • Carlos Vielmann, Facilities Maintenance and Operations
  • Mary Smith, Energy Supply and Utility
  • Justin Stratman, Harvard University Housing
  • David Seley, Hospitality and Dining Services
  • Lisa Valela, Harvard Real Estate
  • Berley McKenna, Harvard Real Estate
  • Augusto Arevalo, Facilities Maintenance and Operations

Central Administration

  • Julie DiMilla, Information Technology
  • Vinay Devadanam, Public Affairs and Communication
  • John Courville, Information Technology
  • Kimberly Salley, Alumni Affairs and Development

2011 Green Carpet Award Winners

Special Achievement Award

  • Professor Bill Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development
  • Jay Phillips, Senior Director of Operations for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Team Project Winners

FAS/LISE Retro-Commissioning: Greenhouse Gas/Energy Reduction Infrastructure Project

The energy conservation projects identified as a result of the LISE retro-commissioning process are projected to save more than $500,000 per year, reducing the building energy load by 15-20%.

Harvard Business School Executive Education Sustainability Program: Greenhouse Gas/Energy Reduction Behavior Change and Administrative Practices

The Harvard Business School Executive Education Team initiated a comprehensive sustainability program to reduce energy and waste, including power management on computers and a bottled water reduction program–eliminating the use of 45,000 bottles of water and saving $13,000 from just one program.

Harvard Medical School: The Lab Waste Reduction, Reusable Containers for Bioware and Sharps

HMS developed a School-wide waste reduction program that provides Reusable Sharps and Biohazard Boxes in labs. In FY10, the program eliminated the need for over 11,000 disposable cardboard and plastic boxes.

Harvard School of Public Health 90 Smith Street

During the renovation of 90 Smith Street, the HSPH facilities team used lease negotiations to influence the owner/developer to incorporate sustainable features in the building common areas, including the HVAC system, insulation, and LED lighting. This is in addition to the many green features of the HSPH fit-out, including a projected 28% reduction in energy use.

FAS Canaday Solar and Steam Tunnel Heat Recovery System

The FAS, with assistance from Campus Services, installed on Canaday, a freshman dorm, the largest solar thermal installation at Harvard. It is projected to supply 60% of the domestic hot water needs of all buildings in Harvard Yard.

Harvard Divinity School: First School-wide Green Office Program

The Harvard Divinity School Green Team worked with administration, faculty, and students to become the first School at Harvard to achieve Green Office recognition for each and every one of their offices.

Individual Achievement Awards

Harvard Business School

  • Eric Hepfer
  • Aleem Mawani
  • Robyn Tsukayama
  • Stephen Coughlin
  • Lauren Gilbert
  • Rebecca Westerling
  • Edgar Ventura

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

  • Jim McBride

Harvard Graduate School of Design

  • Erin Kelly
  • Amy Linne
  • Laura Snowdon

Harvard Divinity School

  • Tim Severyn
  • Kristin Gunst

Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • Maleka Donaldson-Gramling
  • Meghan Garrity

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Matthew Hayek
  • Joanne Carson

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

  • Gracie Brown
  • Isabella Wechsler
  • Jackson Salovaara
  • Marjorie Lacombe
  • Kurt Tsuo
  • Robert Bosso
  • Brandon Fernald
  • Andy LaPlume
  • Isaure Mignotte
  • Lauren Raece
  • Ryan Spoering
  • Matt Stec

Harvard Kennedy School

  • Annika Brink
  • Sidney Besse
  • Fabio Tavare

Harvard Law School

  • Jennifer Lee
  • Hayley Brown
  • Gene O'Connor
  • Anna Robertson

Harvard Medical School

  • Nick Abreau
  • Jennifer Bellows
  • Claudia Galeas
  • Vincent Mazzone
  • ​Amy Yelle

Harvard School of Public Health

  • Robert Hughes
  • Hardeep Ranu
  • David Havelick

Radcliffe Institute

  • Jessica Viklund

Campus Services

  • John Aiken
  • Wayne Carbone
  • Mike Connor
  • Jenny Harvey
  • Kris Locke
  • Dara Olmsted
  • Bjorn Storz

Central Administration

  • Michael Picone
  • Henry Kesner
  • Anne Sargent

2010 Green Carpet Award Winners

Special Achievement Award

  • Professor Jack Spengler, Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Tom Vautin, Acting Vice President for Administration

Team Project Winners

Alumni Affairs and Development: Green Team

This group is one of the largest and most active Green Teams on campus with over 30 members. They have come up with several of the most creative ideas that we’ve seen adopted across the campus, such as the junk mail-athon parties (to call and get names off of mailing lists) and have done an excellent job of quantifying the savings from their efforts ranging from reusable mugs to double-sided printing.

Harvard Community Garden: Student Project

This is Harvard’s newest and largest on-campus garden, located in front of Lowell House on Mt. Auburn Street. It is an example of a true collaboration of students, staff, and faculty from across the University. Not only will this project build awareness about food sustainability and bring beauty to Mt Auburn Street, but it will also be integrated into the curriculum of several classes – truly demonstrating how the Harvard campus can be a living laboratory.

Seedling Labs: Student Project

Seeding Labs began as a handful of PhD scientists at Harvard Medical School who had worked in labs in developing nations and noticed the lack of basic science equipment available. They established a program (with volunteers at HMS and FAS) that sends used but working lab equipment to labs all over the world and have sent hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment to labs in 16 countries. 

Rockefeller Hall: Capital Project

The gut renovation of Rockefeller Hall earned it LEED Gold certification. The renovation reduced Rockefeller Hall’s energy use by an impressive 42%, water use by 44%, and they preserved 95% of the original structure. The highlight of the renovation was the removal (and recycling!) of a parking lot. It was replaced by a beautifully designed green space that is the focal point for the community.

Divinity School Green Team and EcoDiv: Waste and Reduction

These two groups, made of staff, faculty and students, have worked together to achieve an impressive 70% recycling rate at the School – the highest at Harvard. Divinity was one of the first Schools to offer composting School-wide in all buildings and these two groups have done an impressive amount of outreach to raise awareness and encourage participation in recycling.

Sebastian's Cafe and EcoOpportunity Green Team: Waste and Reduction

Sebastian’s was the first Harvard food service facility to earn a “Green Restaurant Rating” and is one of only 4 in Massachusetts that have achieved a “2-star” rating. One of their most exciting initiatives was the program to stop selling bottled water in the café, which has eliminated an astounding 1,800 plastic bottles per week. 

Central Plant Changes

Multiple impressive central plant upgrades and retrofits have helped to reduce our GHG emissions, including upgrades to the Blackstone Steam Plant and Chilled Water Plant, fuel switching in the Longfellow Boiler, and the HBS Chilled Water Plant Diversity Project. 

Harvard Real Estate Solar Array

HRES installed over 1,600 solar panels on the roof of the Arsenal building on the Charles this past fall. This 500 kW array, which is nearly 2 and a half football fields long, is one of the largest in New England and one of Harvard's first Power Purchasing Agreements.

FAS Chemistry Operations Team

The Chemistry Operations Team’s Shut the Sash campaign has saved approximately $200,000 per year. The group has also been a leader in pushing for sustainable attributes in their multiple lab renovations making them a leader in green lab design.

Harvard Law School Holiday Break Audits

In addition to implementing extensive energy conservation measures in the buildings, this team established a program to conduct audits of equipment and thermostats in their buildings and provided feedback to occupants through follow-up emails and visits. This outreach campaign has reduced their energy use by 11% this past winter.

Individual Achievement Awards

Harvard Business School

  • Liqian Ma
  • Robyn Tsukayama
  • Erika McCaffrey
  • Jane Kierstead
  • Katie Giddings

Harvard Graduate School of Design

  • Trevor O'Brien
  • Julie Africa

Harvard Divinity School

  • Emma Crossen
  • Professor Donald Swearer
  • Leslie MacPherson

Division of Continuing Education

  • Alisyn Johnson

Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • Kimberly McMahon
  • Samuel Odamah

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

  • Gracie Brown
  • Lilli Margolin
  • Kelly Evans
  • Paul Bellenoit
  • Peter Brown
  • Jerry Connors
  • Sarah Gordon
  • Maureen McCarthy
  • Claire Reardon
  • Katie Steele
  • Steph Zabel

Harvard Kennedy School

  • Vidya Sivan
  • Missouri Ammons
  • Graham Vanderzanden

Harvard Law School

  • Carrie Ayers
  • Trisha Kingsbury
  • Karen Bell Thomas

Harvard Medical School

  • Erin Bettendorf
  • Devan Darby
  • Kelsey Leonardsmith
  • Lee Holmes
  • Katrina Rudnicki
  • Jennifer Bellows

Harvard School of Public Health

  • Professor David Christiani
  • Erin Beasley
  • Peter James

Radcliffe Institute

  • Michael Colliver

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Kate Zirpolo-Flynn
  • Henry Xie

Campus Services

  • Bob Leandro
  • Theresa McCulla
  • Nick Peters
  • Kevin Sheehan
  • Val Nelson
  • Maura Petty
  • Katharina Zuellig

Central Administration

  • Henry Kesner
  • Eric Goodwin
  • Kim Salley


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