Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.59
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date Aug. 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Raritan Valley Community College
IN-19: Green Laboratory Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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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 ---
Training for lab users on sustainable practices No

A brief description of the institution's green laboratory program:

The science labs in the new Science edition have energy efficient fume hoods that automatically lower and use less energy when lowered. All faucets are low-flow.

Students are instructed in their lab safety document and in class to dispose of all chemicals in the waste jar in the hood and that nothing goes down the drain.

The Chemistry Department delivers the leftover lab chemicals that they have deemed as Hazardous Waste to the Hazardous Waste Closet. Consistent with small quantity Generator Status regulations of the State, the College disposes of this Material every 6 months through a licensed Hazardous Waste disposal firm.


Website URL where information about the green laboratory program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Information provided by Jacque Drummer, Philip Weaver, Brian O'Rourke, and Margaret Czerw.

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