|Submission Date||Feb. 27, 2017|
Loyola University Chicago
IN-9: Green Laboratories
|0.50 / 0.50||
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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:
A committee of representatives from laboratory-heavy departments meets to identify opportunities to work together. In 2015, the committee created a set of resources to be used by lab staff. At the start of each year, lab technicians participating in the safety symposium receive a 45 minute overview to green labs and the available resources.
Stickers and small posters are available during trainings and online for fume hood efficient operations.
The program identified as one of the innovation credits created new resources for lab managers to reduce water use or retrofit equipment.
During the training and online, resources are made available to choose less toxic materials and facilitate chemical sharing.
Recycling resources are made available at the training and online specifically addressing the challenges of lab materials.
The annual training during the Lab Safety orientation covers sustainable practices as well as the resources listed above.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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