Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.71
Liaison Sharmilla Raj
Submission Date May 6, 2024

STARS v2.2

Toronto Metropolitan University
IN-19: Green Laboratory Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
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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:

Toronto Metropolitan University is home to over 900+ undergraduate and research labs across 40 buildings. Lab spaces are among the most resource intensive spaces at universities - they typically consume between 5 to 10 times more energy, 4 times more water and can generate more waste than classrooms or offices. Developed by the Sustainability Office in consultation with Environmental Health and Safety, the Green Labs Program presents an opportunity for lab users to lead by example and implement safe and sustainable solutions to reduce the environmental footprint of their labs. Participants learn about best practices, exchange ideas, participate in events and competitions, and access resources to succeed.


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