ENERGY STAR Challenge Participant Story

Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date Joined: March 10, 2011

Harvard Law School is a graduate school within Harvard University comprised of over 2500 students, staff and faculty members. Harvard Law School is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2016 off of a 2006 baseline, in alignment with the same University-wide goal. As such, Harvard Law School has a comprehensive occupant engagement program involving outreach, education and behavior change campaigns to all of our stakeholders which include dorm residents, office occupants and all other students, staff and faculty who work and study on our campus.

  • We have Green Office guidelines to help offices improve their environmental sustainability. As part of this program, we encourage offices to buy ENERGY STAR appliances to improve the energy efficiency of their offices. (
  • We have sustainability information boards in offices and dorms to display information about green initiatives on campus, including any new building improvements such as installation of ENERGY STAR appliances.
  • We link to ENERGY STAR from our University-wide sustainability website,

We share ENERGY STAR and ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager services with our building owners through University-wide Green Building Services ( ; )

Contact Information:
Scott Thomas
617-384-6894 (phone) (email)