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NEW! LivingGreen home certification. This certification consists of a self-assessing checklist but we are happy to review it with you upon request. Due to the virtual nature of this assessment, please send documentation (e.g. photos) wherever available as proof you've completed the requirements. Other than that, review the checklist and green certify your home.

All offices, labs, homes, clinic/units, and event planners at UCSF can now be LivingGreen Certified, helping the university promote a healthier planet by saving trees, reducing waste and using less energy. By getting your workspace LivingGreen certified, it's the best way to get involved with UCSF’s zero waste and carbon neutrality goals and you'll be recognized for your efforts. It only takes 70% to be awarded a Living Green certification! This certification is offered year-round and we recommend work spaces get their certification updated every two years. Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Just follow the simple steps below:

Become the informal, volunteer green champion to oversee the certification process.

Email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to get started.

A team member will meet you on-site to jointly evaluate ways reduce your impact and get co-workers engaged. Afterwards, you will receive a preliminary score along with options to earn more points.

Depending on your area, the LivingGreen team will provide you with recommendations for a range of specific actions to implement.

Click below for Checklists:

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Your certification level is awarded based on the total number of points your group earns.


Join the offices, labs, clinic/units, and event planners already certified!

Resources for Event Planners: Resources for Event Caterers: Caterers seeking LivingGreen certification will submit these signed forms for:

FY 2019-2020

LivingGreen Offices

Office of Clinical Pharmacy, Laurel Heights, Platinum
Office of Clinical Pharmacy, Parnassus, Platinum
Bixby Center, Institute for Gobal Health Sciences, Division of Prevention Science (DOM), Pacific AIDS Education & Training Center, Department of Epidemioogy & Biostatitics , Gold
Department of Quality, Gold
Smoking Cessation Leadership Center , Gold
Facilities Management Parnassus, Silver
Office of Population Health, Patient Care, Silver
Fire and Life Safety Team EHS, Silver
Nutrition and Food Services, Gold
UCSF Center for HIV Information, Silver
Campus Planning, UCSF Real Estate, Silver

LivingGreen Clinics/Units

General Surgery, 13 Long, Bronze

LivingGreen Labs

Drug Research Unit, ZSFGH, Silver

Green Event Planners

Abby Draper, Office of the Vice Provost, Academic Affairs and Faculty Development, Bronze
Andrelyn Rivera, Office of Diversity and Outreach, Bronze
Angela Galvis, Clinical Pharmacy, Silver
Angela Kimura, Clinical Pharmacy, Silver
Brian Abascal, FamilyCommunity Medicine, Silver
Brittney Augerlavoie, Office of Graduate Medical Education, Bronze
Cesar Cadabes, Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology, Gold
Claudia Bedolla, School of Nursing, Gold
Connie D'Aura, UCSF Health, Bronze
Dan Hrabosky, Human Resources, Bronze
Danielle Carco, University Development and Alumni Relations, Silver
Dorian Hollis, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, Silver
Elicia Rozic, Development and Training, Campus Life Services, Gold
Eunice Vergara, 11/12 Hematology/Oncology Bone Marrow Transplant, Silver
Jaena Perez, Radiology, Silver
Jeimy Loyola, Facilities Services Utilities Services , Silver
Jessica Chin, University Development and Alumni Relations, Bronze
Laura Salcido, Office of Population Health, Patient Care, Silver
Linda Luu, Institute for Nursing Excellence, Silver
Maria Mayer, Meetings & Events Specialist, Silver
Mary Destri, Osher Center Mt. Zion, Silver
Minerva Lee, Global Health Education Programs Assistant, Gold
Nannette Nemenzo, Global Health, Silver
Nathaniel Prorok, Mission Hall 6th Floor, Bronze
Ngoc Luu, Institute for Nursing Excellence, Silver
Patrick Borg, Silver
Pilar Deer, Institute for Global Health Sciences, Silver
Rebecca Klein and Marina Stamas, Aramark,Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF, Silver
Ryan Coate, Conference and Event Services, Gold
Sarah Corr, Department of Neurology, Gold
Sarah Jane Taylor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Bronze
Shani Piccolotti, Mission Hall 4th and 5th Floor, Bronze
Silke Nock, Walter Lab, Silver
Xiuying Tan, Neurology, Bronze
Yolanda Marquez, Bronze

FY 2018-2019

LivingGreen Offices

Dean's Office, Medical Sciences, UCSF School of Pharmacy, Platinum
Controllers Office, Mission Center Building,Gold
Bionengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, Gold
HR Department at Laurel Heights, 385, Silver
Administration Office, Department of Pediatrics at ZSFG, Silver
ITSM Group, Mission Center Building, Silver
HR Department at Laurel Heights, 325, Bronze
HR Department at MCB, Bronze
CANDO Center / Preventive & Restorative Dental Sciences, Bronze
Finance and Administrative Services, Finance Service Center, Mission Center Building, Bronze
Center for Vulnerable Populations, School of Medicine, Bronze
Faculty Practice Revenue Management Operations, Medical Center, Bronze

LivingGreen Clinic/Units

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Benioff Children's Hospital at Mission Bay SF, Platinum
Antenatal Testing Center, Obstetrics, Gateway Medical Building, Gold
11 Long, Hematology/Oncology, Bronze

LivingGreen Labs

Shuvo Roy Lab, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Platinum
Wells Lab, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Gold
Okada Lab, Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Gold
Shoichet Lab, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Silver
Walter Lab, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Medicine, Bronze
Krummel Lab, Department of Pathology, Bronze
Eyquem Lab, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, Bronze

Green Event Planners

Nancy Mutnick, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Dorian Hollis, CANDO Center / Preventive & Restorative Dental Sciences
Lisa Ann Accardi, CMP, Gladstone Institutes
Erin Caufield, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Michelle Hamilton,UCSF School of Nursing, Dept of Family Health Care Nursing
Hira Safdar, Campus Life Services
John Hamiga, Division of Prevention Science
Jack Whiteford, Division of Prevention Science
Connie D'Aura, Continuous Improvement Department
Tiffany Criger, Department of Cell & Tissue Biology
Ceecee Shinn, Campus Life Services – Retail Services

FY 2017-2018

LivingGreen Offices

Library Tech Commons, CL 240/230/231, Parnassus, Platinum
China Basin Radiology, Suite 350, China Basin, Gold
Student Success Center, MU 100, Parnassus Gold
Student Life/Student Academic Affairs, HSW S-960, Parnassus, Gold
Dept of Quality (Medical Center), 3360 Geary Blvd, Suite 201, Gold
Office of Population Health and Accountable Care, 3360 Geary Blvd, Suite 201, Gold
Campus Life Services, 654 Minn, Mission Bay Gold
Housing Services, 1505 4th, Mission Bay, Gold
Facilities, ACC- 56, Parnassus, Silver
Research and Development, Genentch 116, Mission Bay, Silver
Risk Management/Insurance Services, 654 Minnesota, Mission Bay, Silver
Finance Service Center, 654 Minnesota, Mission Bay, Silver

LivingGreen Clinic/Units

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Benioff Children's Hospital, Mission Bay, Platinum
UCSF Primary care services, Suite 200, Laurel Village, Silver
UCSF Urology Practice, Suite A610, Silver

LivingGreen Labs

Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Sakanari Lab, Byers Hall 509, MSc Global Health, Mission Bay, Silver
Division of Cardiology, Cardiology Lab, HB 220, Building 25, ZSFG, Silver
Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Benet Lab U66, Byers Hall, Mission Bay, Bronze

Green Event Planners

Robert Mansfield, Global Health Sciences, Gold
Kathy Chew, Student Success Center, Gold
JoAnne Lopez, Student Success Center, Gold
Noami Hollander,Student Success Center, Gold
Jane Brooks, Office of Continuing Medical Education, Gold
Bethanie Brandon, ObGyn and Reproductive Sciences, Gold
Stephanie Handler, Alumni Relations, Silver
Sarah Stamatoplos, Clinical Lab (ZSFG), Silver
Katherine Krebs, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
Jessica Mcgowan-Vanderbeck, Housing Services, Silver
Gaelen Lombard , Office of Continuing Medical Education, Silver
Edgar Micua, Department of Medicine Research Administration Office, Silver
Abilene Binaoro, Anethesia (ZSFG), Silver
Freya Magnusson , Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (BCH), Silver
Heather De Martini, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Bronze
Yvette Coulter, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Bronze
Christine Milentis, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Bronze
Irene Merry, Academic Affairs, Bronze

FY 2016-2017

LivingGreen Offices

Facilities Services, Genentech Hall, 112, Mission Bay, Platinum
Industry Contracts Division, Suite S-11, Laurel Heights, Platinum
Dean’s Office, School of Dentistry, S 630, Parnassus, Gold
Dean’s Office, School of Pharmacy, Suite S-126, Parnassus, Gold
Campus Planning, 654 Minnesota, 2nd Floor, Mission Bay, Gold
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy, Genentech Hall, Room S572A, Gold
Real Estate, Planning, & Capital Programs, 654 Minnesota, 2nd Floor, Mission Bay, Gold
Facilities Services, 040A, Laurel Heights Annex 40, Gold
Global Health Sciences, Mission Hall, 2nd and 3rd Floor, Mission Bay, Silver
Facilities Services - Utilities Division, UC Hall, 367, Parnassus, Silver
Facilities Services, 654 Minnesota, 2nd Floor, Mission Bay, Silver
Pediatric Services, Mission Hall, 4th floor, Mission Bay, Bronze

LivingGreen Clinic/Units

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, C4826, UCSF Benioff's Children's Hospital, Gold
Obstetric Services and Gynecological Services Specialties, UCSF Medical Center, Mission Bay, Gold
Ambulatory Care Unit, 4th floor, Mount Zion Cancer Center, Silver

LivingGreen Labs

Matthew State Lab, Rock Hall, Mission Bay, Platinum

Sutter Lab, Mt. Zion

Green Event Planners

Emily Lefson, Housing Services, Silver
Colette Ono-Ko, Housing Services, Silver
Cindy Cheng, Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, Silver

FY 2015-2016

LivingGreen Offices

Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Medical Center, Room 420, Platinum
RMS Team J, EVCP, Mt. Zion, Gold
Controller's Office Room 300, FAS, MCB, Silver
Controller's Office Room 318, FAS, MCB, Silver
Controller's Office Room 425, FAS, MCB, Silver
Controller's Office Room 546, FAS, MCB, Silver
Clinical Pharmacy, SOP, UH Hall, 503, Silver
Mission Hall 6th Floor, FAS, Bronze
654 Minnesota 214, CLS, Bronze
Chair's Office, DOM, M-984, Bronze
Surgery and Division of Transplant, SOM, M-884, Bronze

LivingGreen Clinic/Units

Medical/Surgical ICU 9th Floor, MC, Gold
Medical/Surgical ICU 13th Floor, MC, Gold
UCSF Medical Center, Rehabilitative Services, MU-09, Silver

LivingGreen Labs

Sandler Neurosciences Center, SOM, 540L, Bronze
DeGrado Lab, SOP, CVRB, 412, Bronze
DeRisi Lab, SOM, Byers, 409, Bronze
Weisman Lab, SOM, Byers, 409, Bronze
Clinical Pharmacology Lab, SOP, SFGH, Building 100, Bronze

FY 2014-2015

LivingGreen Labs

Alvarez-Buylla Lab
State Lab
John Rubenstein Lab
Nussbaum Lab and Hsiao Lab
Blelloch Lab
Resorative and Preventive Dentistry Lab
Dentistry 2201

LivingGreen Clinic/Units
Neuro ICU
Breast Care Center
Melanoma Center and Breast Care Center

LivingGreen Offices

Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor
CLS DM Documents Media
Research Management Services, Team E
Deans Office, School of Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
RMS Team J
School of Medicine, Deans Office, Information Services Unit
Fire Marshall Office
Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor
Space Management
Capital Programs

FY 2013-2014

LivingGreen Clinic/Units
Occupational Health Services
Urology Services
Endoscopy Moffitt/Long
Mt Zion Endoscopy

LivingGreen Labs

Debnath Lab HSW 450B

LivingGreen Offices

Medical Education Dean's Office: Student Well Being
Medical Education Dean's Office: Kanbar Center
Medical Education Dean's Office: Graduate Medical Education
Dean's Office Financial Affairs Unit
Medical Education Dean's Office: Undergraduate Medical Education Student Services
Undergraduate Medical Education - Medical Student Services
Dean's Office, Outreach and Academic Advancement
School of Medicine: Medical Education
University Relations
Program Mgmt Office
Office of Legal Affairs
Pharm Chem Graduation Program
Family Services/Campus Life Services
Design & Construction
Housing Services - Mission Bay
Office of Diversity and Outreach
Department of Clinical Pharmacy- Box 0613
Patient Safety Quality Serivces
Academic Senate
Anesthesia Department
Police Department

FY 2012-2013

LivingGreen Offices

Office of Vice Dean of Medical Education C 254, Gold
Association of the Clinical Faculty CL 504, Gold
UCSF Faculty Medical Group, Gold
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery C 522, Gold
School of Medicine, Dean’s Office, Information Services Unit, Gold
Academic Affairs, S 211, Gold
Arts & Events, Administration and Communications Hub, Gold
Office of Vice Chancellor, Campus Life Services, Gold
Pathways to Discovery C 124, Gold
Office of Graduate Medical Education MU 250 East, Gold
HR Specialty Center LH 305, Silver

Living Green Labs

The Diabetes Research Institute
The Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration lab
Valerie Weaver Lab, HSE5

FY 2011-2012

Living Green Offices
Nutrition and Food Services Mission Bay & Parnassus Retail Services, Gold
Medical Center Administration, Gold
School of Medicine Dean’s Office, Gold
Student Information Systems, Gold
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Gold
Oral Epidemiology & Dental Public Health, Gold
Chancellor and Senior Vice Chancellor’s Office, Gold
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Silver
Information Technology Services, Silver
Family Health Care Nursing & Community Health Systems, Silver
Department of Orthopedic Surgery Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, Silver
SON Administration and Finance, Silver
Physiological Nursing, Silver
MC Design and Construction, Silver
Vice Chancellor’s Office of Academic Affairs, Silver
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Silver
Campus Life Services Arts & Events, Silver
Medical Education, Silver

Please note: All certifications can be updated for a higher score. The new scoring criteria is >70% Bronze, >80% Silver, and >90% as Gold. Platinum is offered for 100% rating.