Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.48
Liaison Andrew Iacona
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Arizona University
IN-19: Green Laboratory Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Matthew Muchna
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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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 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:

The Green Labs Program is a collaboration between the Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health & Safety that started in 2019 with the goal to minimize the environmental impact, and inspire and promote a culture of sustainability in laboratories at NAU. We have developed educational information with waste metrics, and a checklist for labs to complete to become a Certified Green Lab. We first dove into our Hazardous Waste Streams to determine patterns and target areas for our Green Lab Program. In the spring of 2020, we developed a green lab checklist and began promoting the program to lab managers. The Office of Sustainability supports a Green Labs Coordinator student position at 10/hr per week to further implement the Green Labs program.


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