Building Level Sustainability




Through simple, everyday actions, occupants of any campus building can directly impact Stanford's sustainability and bottom line.  The Building Level Sustainability Program (BLSP) offers building occupants an opportunity to take action and become a leader in workplace sustainability.  As part of the fall/winter Cardinal Green Buildings Campaign, BLSP participation helps support conservation efforts across campus while bringing awareness to sustainability efforts at Stanford. 

How to Get Involved

Individual BLSP actions have saved up to 20% on electricity bills in some campus buildings. If all buildings at Stanford achieved the average savings, the university could save up to $350,000 in electricity costs annually! Here's how you can get involved:

  1. Sign up: Contact Jiffy Vermylen in the Office of Sustainability to sign up  
  2. Prepare: Enroll in our free training course (not mandatory). Available through STARS/AXESS and eligible for a BeWell Healthy Living Berry, SST-1000: Sustainable Office Spaces is a fun and hands-on exploration of the options available to “green” your office. 
  3. Implement: We’ll walk through your building with you to put together a personalized action plan. Once complete, submit a rebate application and earn direct cost savings.

Need additional resources and support? Trained Stanford students and staff are available to help you with all implementation steps. 
Participated in BLSP before? No problem. We would be happy to revisit your building to ensure optimal setup and identify any new savings opportunities.

What's In It For You?  

The Building Level Sustainability Program is an excellent opportunity to connect your community to Stanford's sustainability mission.  Realized savings may even improve your building's ECIP performance.  By helping your department conserve resources, you'll be eligible to win participation prizes in one of 3 categories with a total value of up to $2,500:

  • Outstanding Participation Award (Small Building) Building-wide lunch party awarded to a small-medium sized building with outstanding participation performance
  • Outstanding Participation Award (Large Building) Building-wide lunch party awarded to a medium-large sized building with outstanding participation performance
  • Individual Performance Champion - $500 cash award (taxable) awarded to individuals who go above and beyond to ensure successful implementation

In recognition of the effort and teamwork involved, all participants will earn a Sustainable Stanford certificate, qualify for a BeWell Healthy Living Berry and join the growing network of Building Heroes on campus. Your effort will also be recognized at the annual Celebrating Sustainability Event and featured in campus publications.

Recommended Conservation Measures

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1. Smart Strips

2. Appliance Timers

3. Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)

4. Delamping Overhead Lights