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Campus Facilities and Operations

ORNL needs to support both its workforce and world-class science and technology research and development, which creates many challenges to achieving a sustainable campus.

This site will keep you apprised of progress toward campus sustainability, alert you to challenges to achieving a sustainable campus, and explain the bases for some of the tough choices that are made in each of the following areas.

Buildings Buildings
ORNL's building stock is diverse, with a mix of new and old buildings ...
Green Transportation Green Transportation
Employees, guests, and visitors clearly travel both to and from the campus, and within the campus...
Wastes Wastes
ORNL science and technology, like its operations, necessarily produce wastes...
Energy and Water Energy and Water
ORNL is working to reduce energy and water consumption...
Outdoors Outdoors
ORNL's goals include using native vegetation and local materials, managing runoff, controlling erosion, and reducing the use of noxious chemicals...
Wellness Wellness
ORNL's comprehensive Health & Wellness Program provides health education and wellness services to ORNL employees and their families...
ORNL East Campus

ORNL Wins Awards for Sustainability
Read about ORNL's awards and recognition for the Sustainable Campus Initiative.

ORNL Sustainability Success Stories
Read five Fact Sheets describing recent sustainability success stories at ORNL.

ORNL Projects Highlighted in DOE's "Best Practices" Report
Two ORNL projects are among the 24 FY 2007 projects highlighted in DOE's Office of Health, Safety and Security's report: Best Practices in Sustainable Environmental Stewardship. (See pages 9 and 10 of the report to read about the ORNL projects.)