Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.72
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
IN-9: Green Laboratories

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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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:

The Green Labs student intern team at the Office of Sustainability aims to help all laboratories on campus, both research and teaching, to become more sustainable. Student interns offer consultation services designed to give UW–Madison students, faculty, and staff the information and tools they need to learn about sustainability, better understand the impacts of their practices, and create healthy and sustainable laboratory environments. Guidance and programs cover energy and water efficiency, chemical disposal, waste management, purchasing, and community engagement.

The Green Labs team is currently developing an official certification program that will be available to all UW-Madison affiliated labs. While the certification program is being finalized, the Green Labs team has worked with three labs on campus (two at the Waisman Center and one in the Horticulture Department) to implement, evaluate, and benchmark the above green lab strategies.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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