HOW CAN WE ENGAGE EMPLOYEES IN OFFICE GREENING STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE THE SUSTAINABILITY AND SUCCESS OF GREENING INITIATIVES
Project Description: The City of Hamilton offices in Jackson Square have implemented a number of green office initiatives, including water fountain retrofits to support refilling, composting in kitchens and washrooms, and energy upgrades, but they are interested in continuing their efforts.
City Staff: Peter Topalovic, Project and Program Manager, Sustainable Mobility, City of Hamilton
Instructor(s): Kate Whalen, McMaster University
Department: Faculty of Science
Students: One Student Group
Course: Sustain 4S06
Deliverable(s): This project would include developing interview questions, interviewing staff members; transcribing, analyzing, and reporting on findings, including researched recommendations that align with staff perceptions. Ideally, one or more staff recommendations can be implemented within the course timeframe and students could conduct a follow-up focus group to understand staff perceptions of the changes made, as well as recommendations and next steps.
Location: Ward 2
City Strategy Priority: Economic Prosperity and Growth, Healthy and Safe Communities, Clean and Green, Our People and Performance