Green chemistry is a solution oriented approach to lab safety with economic benefits. In today's green labs tip I would like to refer you to the OSHA Transitioning to Safer Chemicals Toolkit that highlights how efforts to substitute hazardous chemicals with green chemistry is the most effective way to promote laboratory safety.Read More
Hundreds of open source 3D printer designs for lab equipment are available online that can reduce your lab set up costs in a sustainable way. These items include microscopes, micro pipettes, centrifuges, gel electrophoresis systems and many lab hacks!Read More
Sustainable Stanford Cardinal Green Labs Program uses outlet timers because it can save up to 50% of equipment energy consumption. Learn how your lab can too!Read More
By installing automatic lighting to your laboratory building, you will see the difference in energy bills as illustrated below. This image appears on the Lighting Controls Association web site, courtesy of the Lighting Design Lab. Their web site is a great resource to learn about automatic switching and dimming controls. Of note, utility companies offer rebates on automatic lighting controls. You can learn more at http://lightingcontrolsassociation.org.
Here is a green labs tip based on a new study, that will help you "turn out the lights" on energy waste and "open your window" to energy savings!Read More
Learn how to implement $1,300 savings annually per laboratory fume hood, and what government agency provides financing for facilities implementing energy and water efficiency projects.Read More