Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.10
Liaison Francis Mitalo
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Riverside
IN-19: Green Laboratory Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Fortino Morales
Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 new Green Labs program aims to reduce energy and resource waste within UCR laboratories without hindering research in progress. Collaborating with laboratory employees and students, the Green Labs team educates and guides laboratories through the certification process. Through interactive projects, such as the Glove Recycling Program, Autoclave Efficiency Research Study, Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer Efficiency Research Study, and National Freezer Challenge, the initiative has made strides to promote more sustainable research practices at UCR.

Website URL where information about the green laboratory program is available:
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Credit prepared by Chelsea Lee.

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