Why Should Your Department Get Certified?

Who will benefit?


  • Departments who have limited staff time to pursue sustainability do not have a dedicated sustainability official
  • Departments that are concerned about environment but have limited resources
  • Departments who are interested in being recognized for taking a lead towards sustainability
  • Departments that need resources in learning about and implementing sustainability policies and practices at UCSB
  • Departments interested in learning about existing campus sustainability policies and resources to help them implement those policies
  • Departments interested in connecting with knowledgeable stakeholders that can provide technical assistance
  • Departments aiming to become LEED certified in future
  • Employees concerned about the ergonomics, energy, water, or waste related practices of their department

Show your department’s sustainability success in the following topic areas:


  • Energy & Atmosphere
  • Training & Communication
  • Indoor Environment Quality
  • Food Systems
  • Materials & Resources ( includes Purchasing & Waste Management)
  • Transportation
  • Water Conservation

Has your department achieved sustainability goals in a unique or innovative way? Share your best practices with us to help us broaden our recommendations and pursue campus-wide sustainability goals. Contact us to find out more about starting a PACES assessment in your department.