Greening of NIH Facilities

Landscaped facility

NIH buildings house laboratories, vivarium space, clinical care, offices, utilities, and support services. In order to be compatible with the NIH mission, these facilities must be designed and operated sustainably - in a manner that protects the environment and the health and safety of all occupants.

NIH facilities are designed, built, lit, heated, cooled, maintained, renovated, and demolished with methods that ensure they have the least amount of impact to human health and the environment.  Thus far, NIH has incorporated many green features into its facilities. NIH is constantly examining its operations to identify more ways to "green" any activities.

Green Training USGBC

Federal Sustainability Mandates, Laws, and Orders 

NIH and HHS Sustainability Guides and Resources

More Information on Sustainability