Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.52
Liaison Andrew D'Amico
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Princeton University
IN-9: Green Laboratories

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Stephen Elwood
Associate Director for Laboratory Safety
Environmental Health and Safety
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 No

A brief description of the green laboratory program, including the specific initiatives selected above:
All laboratory workers are asked to consider pollution prevention opportunities for all of their operations. This includes reducing or eliminating chemical use and chemical waste production; substituting less hazardous materials; water and/or electricity conservation; and any other means of reducing environmental impact.

Energy conservation and efficiency is achieved through digital control and automation technologies and energy-efficient appliances. For example, most fume hoods are equipped with variable speed controllers and researchers are encouraged to close the hood sash when not in use.

Water conservation and efficiency is addressed through water reuse practices. For example, using diaphragm pumps instead of water aspirator circulation conserves water.

Chemical use and disposal and materials management – see OP21 for complete information about efforts in this area which include waste-minimizing cleaning and non-mercury alternatives, as well as Neutralization/Deactivation/Recovery efforts.

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