1. Building Operations and Maintenance
  2. Building Design and Construction
  3. Indoor Air Quality


  1. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory
  2. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction
  3. Climate Tier Two Credits   
  • Air Travel Emissions
  • Local Offsets Program

Dining Services

  1. Food Purchasing
  2. Dining Services Tier Two Credits
  • Trayless Dining - Viterbo implemented trayless dining with the 2008-2009 school year.  Although detailed analysis were not performed, the University feels that it has substantially reduced water, sewer consumption and heating cost.
  • Vegetarian and Vegan Dining
  • Trans-Fats - Viterbo fryer oil, pan and grill shortening has been replaced to a Trans-Fat free products in the fall of 2007.  
  • Guidelines for Franchisees - Viterbo does not have any franchisees associated with dining services.        
  • Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting
  • Post-Consumer Food Waste Composting
  • Food Donation - Viterbo food donations generally go to Salvation Army, St. Rose Convent and Place of Grace Catholic Worker House.  Items include perishable items remaining before breaks such as Christmas and summer.  Quantities are limited.
  • Recycled Content Napkins - Viterbo has been using recycled content napkins since before the year 2000.
  • Reusable Mug Discounts -  Reusable coffee mugs stay in the hands of the patron, and when they bring them into Frannys Cyber Cafe they receive a 50 cents discount on their next coffee or drink purchase..(actually, the price of a refill rather than a full price, which equals about $.50)  This program began in the spring of 2007.
  • Reusable To-Go Containers - Viterbo has purchased reusable to-go containers.  Students and/or staff can bring a used container either clean or dirty to the dinning hall and they will receive a clean one with their entree in it.  There is no cost to the patron for using these reusable containers.  This program began in March of 2009.


  1. Building Energy Consumption
  2. Clean and Renewable Energy
  3. Energy Tier Two Credits
  • Timers for Temperature Control
  • Lighting Sensors
  • LED Lighting - LED lights have been installed across campus mainly in EXIT signs.
  • Vending Machine Sensors
  • Energy Management System
  • Energy Metering


  1. Integrated Pest Management
  2. Grounds Tier Two Credits
  • Native Plants
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Tree Campus USA
  • Snow and Ice Removal
  • Compost


  1. Computer Purchasing
  2. Cleaning Products Purchasing - All of Viterbo Cleaning Products are certified Green with the exception of disinfectent.  Products are purchased from Hillyard.
  3. Office Paper Purchasing
  4. Vendor Code of Conduct
  5. Purchasing Tier Two Credits
  • Historically Underutilized Businesses
  • Local Businesses


  1. Campus Fleet - Viterbo has replaced four vehicles in our fleet with hybrid Honda Civics.  As of August 2010 this represents 30.77% of our 13 vehicles as hybrids.
  2. Student Commute Modal Split
  3. Employee Commute Modal Split
  4. Transportation Tier Two Credits
  • Bicycle Sharing
  • Facilities for Bicyclists
  • Bicycle Plan
  • Mass Transit
  • Condensed Work Week
  • Telecommuting
  • Carpool Matching
  • Cash-out of Parking
  • Carpool Discount
  • Local Housing
  • Prohibiting Idling
  • Car Sharing


  1. Waste Reduction
  2. Waste Diversion
  3. Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion
  4. Electronic Waste Recycling Program
  5. Hazardous Waste Management
  6. Waste Tier Two Credits
  • Materials Exchange
  • Limiting Printing
  • Materials Online
  • Chemical Reuse Inventory
  • Move-In Waste Reduction
  • Move-Out Waste Reduction


  1. Water Consumption
  2. Stormwater Management
  3. Water: Tier Two Credits
  • Waterless Urinals
  • Building Water Metering
  • Non-Potable Water Usage
  • Xeriscaping
  • Weather-Informed Irrigation