UF Office of Sustainability
Green Your Office Audit


We had everyone in our department fill out our sustainability survey, so that we could target the needs of our department. The Sustainability Survey results for our department are below.

Energy

Computer and monitor

Do you turn off your computer at the end of the day?

Always
58%
Sometimes
16%
Never
26%

Do you turn your monitor off when you are not in the office?

Always
42%
Sometimes
11%
Never
47%

Is your computer set to go into standby or hibernate after 60 minutes of inactivity?

Always
100%
Sometimes
0%
Never
0%

Is your monitor set to enter sleep mode after 20 minutes of inactivity?

Always
100%
Sometimes
0%
Never
0%

Peripherals

Do you use a power strip to turn off power to all appliances/electronics at the end of the day?

Always
21%
Sometimes
21%
Never
58%

Do you unplug devices such as battery chargers when they are not in use?

Always
53%
Sometimes
11%
Never
37%

Is your desktop printer shut off at the end of the work day?

Always
37%
Sometimes
16%
Never
47%

Are shared printers shut off at the end of work day?

Always
78%
Sometimes
22%
Never
0%

Are copy machines shut off at the end of the day?

Always
75%
Sometimes
13%
Never
13%

Lighting

Is lighting used only when needed? (day lighting is used when available)

Always
74%
Sometimes
26%
Never
0%

Do you turn off lights in closets, copy rooms, and kitchens when not needed?

Always
79%
Sometimes
21%
Never
0%

Are lights shut off at the end of the workday and on weekends?

Always
100%
Sometimes
0%
Never
0%

Are classroom lights shut off when not in use and at the end of the day?

Always
100%
Sometimes
0%
Never
0%

Are lights in public spaces (hallways, bathrooms, etc.) turned off at the end of the day?

Always
70%
Sometimes
30%
Never
0%

Purchasing

When you purchase new equipment, do you consider the product's energy efficiency?

Always
41%
Sometimes
41%
Never
18%

Do you purchase recycled materials whenever possible?

Always
42%
Sometimes
53%
Never
5%

Do you factor in a product's life span when purchasing?

Always
59%
Sometimes
35%
Never
6%

Do you consider leasing or renting equipment whenever possible?

Always
29%
Sometimes
29%
Never
36%

Do you use vendors that offer a take back program (Extended Product Responsibility Program) to ensure that equipment and products are disposed of properly?

Always
0%
Sometimes
47%
Never
53%

When ordering larger shipments, do you request that products are shipped using less packaging?

Always
0%
Sometimes
17%
Never
83%

Do you buy goods in bulk or concentrated form?

Always
42%
Sometimes
42%
Never
17%

Do you use Asset Management Services to dispose of unwanted or outdated property and electronics?

Always
83%
Sometimes
17%
Never
0%

Do you donate not needed, reusable supplies to non-profit organizations such as Alachua County's Tools for Schools?

Always
0%
Sometimes
40%
Never
60%

For special print jobs, do you buy paper and forest products that are recycled, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and/or Chlorine Free?

Always
42%
Sometimes
33%
Never
25%

For regular office use, do you buy post consumer recycled content paper? If yes, what percent?

Always
0%
Sometimes
40%
Never
60%

Do you buy remanufactured goods or use refurbishing services?

Always
13%
Sometimes
53%
Never
33%

Do you purchase products with fewer toxic ingredients or components?

Always
25%
Sometimes
50%
Never
25%

Do you consider local and/or small and minority vendors first for purchases?

Always
25%
Sometimes
63%
Never
13%

Do you buy or ask for locally sourced food/products for events?

Always
31%
Sometimes
54%
Never
15%

Do you buy fair trade and/or organic coffee for the office?

Always
21%
Sometimes
26%
Never
21%

Recycling and Resource Use

Do you take measures to reduce paper use?

Do you refill/recycle printer toner cartridges?

Always
58%
Sometimes
11%
Never
21%

Do you recycle paper?

Always
89%
Sometimes
11%
Never
0%

Do you use reusable food and beverage containers instead of disposable ones? (Utensils, plates, etc...)

Always
53%
Sometimes
37%
Never
11%

For events, do you use recycled or reusable food and beverage containers?

Always
26%
Sometimes
37%
Never
0%

Transportation

You regularly travel to and from work by:

You regularly travel around campus by:

Water

Do you make sure faucets are turned off all the way?

Always
95%
Sometimes
5%
Never
0%

Do you use reusable water containers/glasses for office use/events?

Always
74%
Sometimes
26%
Never
0%