Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.23
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date June 14, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Texas at Austin
IN-9: Green Laboratories

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jim Walker
Director of Sustainability, Financial, and Administrative Services
University Operations
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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 green laboratory program, including the specific initiatives selected above:

With over 1500 research laboratories on campus, Green Labs serves as a resource to help UT faculty, staff, and students run a more eco-friendly lab without interfering with the integrity of research. Our goal is to build a community among labs and to work together towards achieving sustainable goals. This includes using less hazardous materials in terms of toxicity and quantity, using water and energy efficient equipment, recycling and reusing materials, using equipment in energy and water efficient ways, and controlling inventory.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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