The use of Ultra Low Temperature (-80C) freezers is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions on campus. 

According to data compiled on the EPA/DOE Labs 21 Program Energy Efficient Equipment wiki, the direct cost of electricity use for an individual -80C freezer could be between $1000 and $1500 per year (at $0.15/kWh). In 2008, Stanford University commissioned a study which found that its 2000 -80C freezers were costing the university $5.6 million per year to operate.

Freezer Best Practices

Take the following steps to save money on purchases, extend the life of your freezers, and decrease energy usage and emissions.

HOST AN ANNUAL FREEZER CLEANOUT

MAKE WISE FREEZER PURCHASING DECISIONS