While our campus continues to grow, we observed that our research interest continues to grow as well. With this in mind, a Green Labs program was implemented to positively reinforce energy conservation through physical and behavioral changes.
A typical laboratory uses much more energy than a normal classroom due to high consumption equipment that needs to run continuously. Our office is working to decrease the energy needed in this space!
We hope that with the start of a few programs, the level of interest will increase are more students and professors realize how important small laboratory changes are. Ultimately we would like to implement a full Green Labs program that includes a self-assessment about the green practices of their lab, then another assessment a few months later. The goal is to encourage professors to make physical or behavioral sustainable changes, even if they are small. Click here for more information on the Green Lab Certification.