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Labs are the most energy intensive spaces on the Harvard campus, so resource conservation and energy efficiency in the labs are of significant importance in meeting the University's goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Across Harvard, Schools...
The Green Labs Program works with researchers, staff, faculty, and building managers to implement sustainable practices and technologies in lab buildings. Because of the resource intensity of lab science and the unique conditions in each individual...
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?

Living Lab: Innovative Green Building Solutions

In this video we explore how facilities teams throughout Harvard are adopting practices to build and operate efficient buildings.

Living Lab: Greener, More Efficient Lab Buildings

n this video we explore how we're partnering with lab managers and researchers to operate healthier, more energy efficient laboratories.

Incorporating sustainable practices into Harvard’s most energy and resource intensive spaces may seem like a daunting task, but for the laboratories on Harvard’s Cambridge and Longwood campus, green and labs are synonymous terms. For...
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'...
The Melton and Eggan labs from the Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department recently switched from using disposable plastic bottles to reusable glass bottles for filtering media for tissue culture. The conversion saved them over $9500 in the...
The Longwood Medical Center’s energy plant recently received a 2013 Energy Star “Combined Heat and Power” award by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The plant is one of five facilities nationwide to be recognized. Like the...