Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.39
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Sept. 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Colorado Boulder
IN-19: Green Laboratory Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Kathryn Ann Ramirez Aguilar
CU Green Labs Program
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Does the institution have or participate in a green laboratory program?:

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 CU Green Labs Program advances sustainability in laboratory research for campus and the greater community to maximize the positive impacts of research investment for people and the planet while minimizing the negative effects resulting from significant resource use and waste generation. Through a multi-stakeholder team approach, the program advocates for and implements initiatives that: • are safe and minimize the use of energy, water, materials, and/or hazardous chemicals in laboratories • promote efficient use of equipment, laboratory space, building infrastructure, support services, and funding in support of research • benefit researcher success, education, resiliency, fiscal responsibility, social equity and justice, and campus reputation • foster innovation and collaboration, engage expertise, and enable action and/or leadership by students, staff, faculty and campus administration, including scientists

Website URL where information about the green laboratory program is available:
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