Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.49
Liaison Jun-Ming Chen
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

National Tsing Hua University
IN-19: Green Laboratory Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Fu-Ren Lin
Professor
Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University
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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 No
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:

Regularly cleaning the air conditioners’ filters plays an important role in lowering energy consumption. From 2019, every department in the university was asked to carry out the energy saving plan and make sure the air conditioners are energy-efficient. In 2020, the university started to check if the AC filter was cleaned regularly. The department which doesn’t follow the energy saving plan will be fined.

Set up the operation of the campus temporary storage area tthe removal of waste chemicals, the identification card for the removal of hazardous industrial waste in the laboratory, and the establishment of waste management methods and education training in the laboratory to reduce campus risks and effective management.
Through the inventory management system, the laboratory sites, chemicals and personnels are registered for online management. The laboratory chemicals (toxic substances) exchange platform and the storage space is established to exchange chemicals that are no longer used in laboratories. This product placement and exchange platform enhances the effective use of chemicals among laboratories and avoids excess inventory of unused chemicals on campus, which in turn, improves the utilization and safety of chemical storage. The amount of toxic chemicals used in 2020 is reduced 5.5% compared with that of 2019.
In 2018, in order to ensure the safe disposal of high-risk old gas cylinders in campus, a project plan was established in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Administration of the Executive Yuan and the Ministry of Education to smoothly dispose of the school’s old and unknown gas cylinders and solve the potential problems of high-risk old gas cylinders. To reduce the risk caused by potentially high hazardous gas cylinders in campus, it is the first case in higher education institutes in Taiwan, and its guideline for the operation is provided to the Ministry of Education for other universities in Taiwan to follow.


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