Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.90
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Oregon
IN-19: Green Laboratory Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Robyn Hathcock
Recycling Coordinator
Campus Operations
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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 No
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 institution's green laboratory program:

Environmental Health & Safety and the Office of Sustainability developed a 'Shut the Sash' and Freezer inventory program in Winter 2020. Preliminary results show 6% energy savings associated with Shut the Sash. Analysis and recommendations to improve freezer efficiency is being conducted in Spring 2020. The institution also maintains an inventory of chemicals held by each lab and encourages labs to share as a way to reduce unnecessary purchasing. These three initiatives are operational and form the basis of our green labs program. We are now planning to combine these initiatives with existing lab safety education and outreach programs.

Finally, while not required to earn the innovation credit, we will begin to promote this menu of options and reward participating labs under campus Green Labs certification program in 2021.

Website URL where information about the green laboratory program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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