Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.79
Liaison Lindsay Crum
Submission Date Aug. 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Yale University
IN-19: Green Laboratory Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Lindsay Crum
Senior Manager, Data Analysis and Program Management
Yale Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have or participate in a green laboratory program?:
Yes

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:

Yale Environmental Health & Safety in conjunction with the Yale Sustainability Task Force initiatives has developed a Green Laboratories Certification Program for the University.

While laboratories are unique from other areas on campus in that research is inherently resource dependant, generating a variety of regulated waste materials, the programs purpose is to raise awareness that even small changes in operation and purchasing habits can create a positive outcome. This new certification program is similar in format to the Green Office Certification Program that is underway by Yale Sustainability. These efforts are part of Yale’s overall plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency, and lower our collective footprint.


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