A new collaboration is forming between the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Office for Physical Resources and Planning (FAS OPRP) and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) to address some of the energy saving opportunities in the School's labs.

With 5 buildings and almost 500,000 square feet of space, the potential savings from energy reduction efforts could be significant. The school has appointed a task force of motivated individuals to take on this initiative, who have begun sketching out preliminary plans for the coming months. Many of the first priorities will involve building on the successes of the existing Green Team efforts at SEAS, partnering with the FAS Green Program to expand existing outreach programs that have been proven successful at FAS, including the Shut the Sash fume hood competition, equipment reuse and recycling efforts, and the Green Lab Certification Program.

In addition, energy reduction projects related to building infrastructure have also been identified and implementation of high priority projects will begin in the coming months. Stay tuned for more exciting updates as these efforts progress!