Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.81
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola University Chicago
IN-19: Green Laboratory Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have or participate in a green laboratory program?:

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:

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.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Additional information on the water conservation labs project is here: https://www.luc.edu/sustainability/campus/focus_areas/water/istcwaterefficiencyproject/

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