Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.12
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Cornell University
IN-19: Green Laboratory Program

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 have or participate in a green laboratory program?:
Yes

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 Yes

A brief description of the institution's green laboratory program:

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: https://ccss.dnr.cals.cornell.edu/publications/environmental-management/water-resources-management-and-policy/
-Chemical use and disposal: https://cornell.app.box.com/v/greenchemistrylabguide1
-Materials management: https://cornell.app.box.com/v/labequipmentguide


Website URL where information about the green laboratory program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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