Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.29
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Oregon State University
IN-19: Green Laboratory Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Brandon Trelstad
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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:

This certification measures lab sustainability and provides guidance for improvement, and recognizes the hard work of OSU lab managers and workers. Green Labs Certification is open to all labs across OSU campuses throughout the state.

Specific categories of actions for OSU's Green Labs Certification program include:
Education & Engagement
Energy
Purchasing
Transportation
Waste Management
Water

Each category includes a series of questions for lab personnel, as well as tips and advice for how to improve actions and scores in the Certification. After a survey submission, the Sustainability Office assess the responses, provides a score and then - most importantly - provides custom, personalized feedback and resources to the lab on ways they can help create a cleaner and greener research community. This also helps improve scores if the lab resubmits data at any point in the future to attempt to reach the next certification level. Level is include Copper, Silver, Gold and Platinum.


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