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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?

Turn off the lights

A sustainability music video produced by Harvard University students. 

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...
On the go? Taking your lunch with you and conscientious environmental practice merge thanks to a new partnership with the Food Literacy Project and Harvard University Dining Services . Starting this February, Dudley House began piloting a reusable...
Biolabs Building Operation
Thirteen years have passed since Gary Goodwin joined the Building Operations team at Harvard's Biological Laboratories ( Biolabs ), but his energy and passion are as vital as the day he started. As one of the most active building operations teams at...
As of this week, labs at Biology will no longer have to fight to keep empty coolers and needless ice packs from clogging their shelves and benchtops. Thanks to a recent Styrofoam collection study spearheaded by nine labs in the Molecular and...
Starting in late October, the Food Literacy Project and Harvard University Dining Services rolled out a new reusable container program in the Cronkhite Dining Hall. A graduate dorm located on Brattle Street, Cronkite houses students from a diverse...
The Chemistry Building Operations team continues to push the margin of equipment energy efficiency with their recent purchase of a new type of -80 freezer that consumes less than half of the electricity used by traditional cascade models. The new...