Sustainable Office Certification

The Sustainable Office Program is a point-based, voluntary assessment tool that offices can use to examine their current practices, identify opportunities to improve sustainability performance, and get recognized for your efforts.


70% - 100%


50% - 69%


30% - 49%

There are three levels of certification and scoring is based on the percentage of possible points earned.

Through this assessment, offices will examine practices related to energy and water consumption, waste generation, purchasing practices, travel choices, and wellbeing. There is also an opportunity for innovation credits. Certification levels are Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

RIT Sustainability is proud to announce our current certified offices:


Better Me Wellness Sustainability Champion: Susan Figaro Grace, Health Fitness Specialist

Center for Residence Life Sustainability Champion: Sean Watson, Assistant Director

Facilities Management Services Sustainability Champion: Sarah Klein, Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Image Permanence Institute Sustainability Champion: Meredith Noyes, Research Scientist

Office of the Vice President of Research Sustainability Champion: Jennifer Rockhill, Senior Staff Specialist


Government and Community Relations Sustainability Champion: Lynette Baker, Marketing Coordinator

Golisano Institute for Sustainability Sustainability Champion: Tom Mix, Facilities Business Operations Coordinator

Human Resources Sustainability Champion: Jennifer Santoru, Financial Assistant

Institutional Research, Data & Analytics Sustainability Champion: Terri O’Connor, Senior Research Assistant

NYS Pollution Prevention Institute Sustainability Champion: Ava Labuzetta, Environmental Engineer

Office of the President, Eastman Floor 7 Sustainability Champion: Sonia Rodriguez, Executive Administrative Assistant

School of Communication Sustainability Champion: Alison Thompson, Senior Staff Assistant

Student Development, Division of Student Affairs Sustainability Champion: Vikki McElroy, Senior Staff Specialist

Student Government Sustainability Champion: Lucas Randrianarivelo, Student Government President

University Advancement Sustainability Champion: Emily Ferguson, Assistant Director of Advancement Operations


NTID Research Center on Culture and Language Sustainability Champion: Jessica Contreras, Research Program Coordinator

Getting Certified

  • Download the Sustainable Office Checklist

  • Identify a Sustainable Office Champion, who will be the main point of contact between your office and RIT Sustainability.

  • Complete the checklist. There are resource guides available to help you.

  • Email your completed checklist to for review

  • Get certified and brag about it!