The Greening of NIH Offices

There are many office activities conducted at the NIH and to be compatible with our mission these activities must be conducted with the least amount of impact to human health and the environment.

The NEMS Sustainable Office Practices Working Group is currently examining office activities and developing procedures and tools on how to “green” those activities. As these procedures and tools are developed, they will be posted here for your reference.

If you are interested in joining the NEMS Sustainable Office Practices Working Group, please email

Please check back soon! New information will be posted as it becomes available.

Download the fact sheet on the Greening of NIH Offices
Greening of NIH Offices​ 

Go Greener Office Challenge

The Go Greener Challenges can be used to baseline how “green” NIH activities and operations are while identifying opportunities for offices and labs to minimize their environmental impacts and become more sustainable. Evaluators are trained on how to use a specially designed evaluation form to baseline how environmentally-sound the activities are within a particular office or lab space and to use that data to provide a particular score or rating. This information can be used to identify how well an Institute or Center is conducting its activities and to help prioritize opportunities to improve.

If you are interested in conducting a Go Greener Challenge in your office or lab, please contact Bani Bhattacharya for training information and implementation assistance.

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