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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. 

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...
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...
The Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department (CCB) just wrapped up their first ever recycling competition, modeled after the successes achieved in many other buildings and departments on campus. Due to the size and complexity of CCB, it was...
“We are by nature observers, and thereby learners.” Here Emerson points to a way that nature itself has shaped the kind of things that we are. But this power of observation, and potential for learning, can be applied to a multitude of...
Sustainability orientation activities reach thousands of undergraduate and graduate students across all of Harvard's 12 Schools and departments each year. More than 3,000 reusable mugs and water bottles and over 2,000 energy-efficient LED bulbs were...

Freezer defrosting kits available for FAS labs.