Harvard Real Estate is committed to supporting Harvard in building and operating a healthier, more sustainable campus community.

In addition to building improvements and operation practices, the tenant engagement program at Harvard Real Estate is available to provide occupants of HRE properties with guidance on reducing their impact while at work, recognition for their efforts, and a method for best practicing sharing.

Sustainable Workplace Initiative

Join the Race to Leaf 1 Green Office Challenge!

Compete against offices in your building and in other HRE properties as you work with your colleagues to Leaf 1 Green Office certification.

Learn about the Green Office Program

How to play:

  1. Register your office for the Green Office Program
  2. Download and review the application form, where you will track your progress
  3. Invite your coworkers to join and work with you on earning points
  4. Earn more points than any other participating office and win the grand prize of an ice cream social for you and your coworkers next summer

Take action

save energy

Getting to Zero Waste

promoting a healthy, productive environment

Follow the healthy eating plate

10 tips from Harvard's bike commuting pros

Biking to work 101

Use Hubway between meetings

6 yoga exercises to do at your desk

Re-charge initiative

8 challenges for greater fundamental happiness

Chemicals lurking in your food? Detox your diet

Engaging your team

Start a Green Team

Start a Green Office

10 tips for a successful green team

Use the green team campaigns and volunteer calendar

Quick sustainability talks and films for brown bag lunches