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LEED Rating System: LEED-CI

LEED Rating: GOLD

Date Completed: December, 2009

Light bulbs, hand-dryers, or chilled- and hot- water pumps rarely evoke dedicated interest or enthusiasm, but for Harvard’s building managers and facility leaders the energy and cost savings these technologies can deliver tend to inspire such...

As a lab that takes sustainability seriously, it is important to integrate sustainable practices into purchasing and planning strategy. Use these helpful tips when thinking about purchasing for your lab.

In a rush between classes, practices, and other activities many students grab meals on the run from Harvard’s dining halls, consequently taking valuable reusable plates, cups, and silverware with them. Unfortunately, those dishes often go...
Friday January 30, 2015 marked the end of an era—the last ever paper study card day at Harvard. Each semester, roughly 10,000 printed study cards are manually entered into Harvard's system. Study card day is an all hands on deck operation...
From first use, to the trash bin, to beyond, our electronic appliances travel long journeys in their life-cycles, often becoming “e-waste,” or electronic waste. Unfortunately, the same chemical compounds that made these appliances...

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

Daniel Kramer, College '15, and Alok Tayi, postdoctoral fellow in the George Whitesides Lab, Faculty for Arts and Sciences, were awarded a Student Sustainability Grant from the Office for Sustainability for the 2014-2015 academic year for their...