UPENN SUSTAINABLE CULTURE CONSULTANCY

2010 | Philadelphia, PA

Re:Vision Architecture managed a multi-year consultancy with the University of Pennsylvania to develop and implement outreach programs that build a culture of sustainability among Penn’s staff and faculty.  This project became the human face and grassroots side of Penn’s Climate Action Plan,  which sets annual targets for energy reduction and other environmental improvements.  Core aspects of the work included:

-Development and facilitation of a Staff Eco-Rep program through which staff receive further sustainability education, support for implementing environmental projects, and training to develop volunteer Green Teams within their departments.

-Coordination of Staff and Faculty to participate in Penn’s Power Down Challenge which demonstrates how much energy Penn can save when called upon to do so by their utility provider, and qualifies them for a significant payment for this effort.

-Development and management of a Green Office Rating System that provides focus and metrics for the work of Green Teams.  With a unified rating system, data can be collected and aggregated across Penn to portray the magnitude of staff and faculty efforts.

-Development of Guidebooks for managing the above programs beyond the term of Re:Vision’s consultancy.

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