Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.38
Liaison Lisa Kilgore
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Cornell University
IN-9: Green Laboratories

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Ellen Sweet
Laboratory Specialist
Environmental Health & Safety
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution’s green laboratory program address the following?:
Yes or No
Energy conservation and efficiency, e.g. fume hood ("shut the sash") and freezer maintenance programs Yes
Water conservation and efficiency Yes
Chemical use and disposal Yes
Materials management, e.g. green purchasing guidelines and recycling and reuse programs Yes
Training for lab users on sustainable practices No

A brief description of the green laboratory program, including the specific initiatives selected above:

In collaboration with Environmental Health & Safety, The Cornell Green Labs Certification Program aims to assist and educate lab users in Lab Energy Conservation, Green Chemistry, Solid Waste Management, Purchasing and Community Engagement. Labs at Cornell are the most heavily used and intensive space to manage on campus. The Cornell Green Lab Certification program supports Chemical Safety and the Cornell University Climate Action Plan through the evaluation and implementation of resource conservation practices within labs.

Cornell's policies on each initiative are indicated in the links below:
-Energy conservation and efficiency: https://cornell.app.box.com/v/energyconservation
-Water conservation and efficiency: http://csc-production.s3.amazonaws.com/2016/10/05/13/40/52/8da13806-11a2-44e4-a9de-510973176242/Labs%20Water%20Conservation%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf
-Chemical use and disposal: https://cornell.app.box.com/v/greenchemistrylabguide1
-Materials management: https://cornell.app.box.com/v/labequipmentguide

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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