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Sending his eyes across the Bright Hockey Center ’s broad expanse, Jason Waldron marvels at how much better the place looks. Waldron, Harvard Athletics ’ facilities manager, knows that the super-efficient bulbs he installed earlier this...
organic landscaping

In spite of their “greenness”, lawns can be huge burdens on the environment. During summer try watering and mowing your lawn less often. You will conserve water, release fewer greenhouse gases, and save money. 

Green Building Services at Harvard

Harvard Green Building Services (GBS) is a interdisciplinary group of professionals within Harvard Campus Services dedicated to supporting the sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings across the university.

Living Lab: Rethinking Campus Operations

In this video we explore how staff work every day at Harvard to reduce the environmental footprint of campus operations.

Student Green Tour of HLS Wasserstein Hall, Caspersen Student Center, Clinical Wing Building

Join the HLS Green Living Representatives to learn about WCC's energy-efficient design and green construction principles and how it's creating healthier, more comfortable spaces.

FAS Weatherization of OFA and OCS


Students weatherize Harvard's Office for the Arts and Office of Career Services in an event sponsored by the FAS Green Program, Green Building Services, and the Office for Sustainability.

Weatherizing the Freshman Dean's Office

In about four hours, participants reduced the Freshman Dean's Office's energy usage by 30%.

Phillips Brooks House Weatherization

On May 2, 2010 more than 50 Harvard students took a break from studying for finals and picked up caulk guns to help improve the energy efficiency of the Phillips Brooks House in Harvard Yard.

In the early spring of 2009, Facilities Maintenance Operations (FMO) and the Office for Sustainability (OFS) joined forces to create a new Building Energy Auditing Service. This new service is expected to generate tremendous financial savings and...