Challenge

A typical life science laboratory uses more than three times as much electricity per square foot as an office building.  Much of the energy use responsible for a lab’s large environmental footprint comes from plug-load equipment including freezers, incubators,...

e-waste poster

Download this poster as a helpful reminder to minimize e-waste.

Minimizing e-waste helps to conserve resources and reduces the amount of energy we take from the earth.

Host an annual freezer cleanout

Did you know that -80 freezers are the most energy intensive type of “plug load” equipment in a laboratory environment?

A freezer cleanout is a great way to mitigate this consumption—while saving you time and effort in the future! Organizing your...

Labs account for nearly 50% of energy use at Harvard but take up only 23% of the space.

Harvard has certified green cleaning in 10 million gross square feet on campus.