Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.91
Liaison Elizabeth Swiman
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Florida State University
IN-9: Green Laboratories

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jackie Bucheck
Lab Prog/Air Resources Manager
Central Utilities Plan
"---" 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 Yes

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

The FSU Green Labs program supports researchers in creating a more sustainable lab through the use of My Green Labs resources. FSU researchers take a survey of current practices which are then reviewed by the Green Labs Coordinator. The Green Labs Coordinator tours the lab with researchers pointing out areas for improvement. With the support of Utilities staff, repairs are made to adjust equipment to minimize energy usage. The Green Labs Coordinator has developed signage and marketing to researchers and lab assistants in areas of "shut the sash", proper use and disposal of chemicals, energy and water conservation, and recycling of unwanted materials. While FSU's Green Lab program is in the initial stages, FSU is committed to reducing the footprint of research facilities, promoting sustainability at every level. In the current Strategic Plan, FSU has highlighted the importance of climate action through the Green Labs program.

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