Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.13
Liaison John Alejandro
Submission Date March 24, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of San Diego
IN-19: Green Laboratory Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Trey McDonald
Director of Sustainability and Energy Manager
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 No
Training for lab users on sustainable practices No

A brief description of the institution's green laboratory program:
- The USD Shiley Science and Technology Building has an HVAC/Fume Hood efficiency
system in place that was installed by Newmatic Engineering.
- There is no formalized water conservation program.
- Chemical use and disposal is regulated and coordinated with EH&S and the
Hazardous Waste Hauler recycles as much as possible from the laboratory waste
- The departments are also starting a program to send the lab plastics to a
waste-to-energy facility through our hazardous waste program to divert these
wastes from the landfill.

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

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