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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Using responsibly sourced and recycled paper towels in your laboratory is an easy way to contribute to sustainability.
Here is a list of green lab tips for energy efficient ULT freezer use...
Green Lab Tip: Dust with a coil brush then vacuum clean your lab freezer coils 2-3 times per year, to save energy & increase freezer longevity. It helps to have the right tool handy!