Green Labs Program
The application is simple and easy to fill out. A comprehensive checklist makes it easy for labs to identify sustainability goals. If the provided goals do not work for your specific lab, you can create your own. When your lab becomes a Green Lab, your sustainability efforts will be recognized on your lab registration door sign.
Steps to attaining a Green Labs Certification
- Verify your lab has a current EH&S Laboratory Safety Registration.
- Verify the lab group shares agreement to pursue ASU Green Labs Certification.
- Designate a Green Lab Coordinator for the lab.
- Complete an application and self-assessment for ASU EH&S Green Labs certification.
The ASU Green Labs Program is important because laboratories are responsible for disproportionately high energy use, often consuming 3-8 times more energy per square foot than other office buildings. Lab operations involve increased ventilation requirements for occupant safety, longer operating hours and energy intensive equipment needs such as chemical fume hoods, autoclaves and clean rooms.
The Green Labs Program assists in reducing energy use and implementing other sustainable practices through education and alternative solutions. It created the first “Shut the Sash” Program at ASU by installing fume hood stickers, which remind researchers to shut the fume hood sash when it is not in use. Green Labs also supports the Chemical Exchange Program and the Lab Glass Recycling Program at ASU.
Thank you for your interest in the ASU Green Labs Program!
Green Lab Resources
- Green Labs Certification Overview
- Chemical Exchange Program Document
- To Order Recycle Bins
- Other ASU Green Programs
Read more about the ASU Green Labs in ASU News.
- Green Labs: Cutting costs and carbon emissions
- Green Labs receives President’s Award for Sustainability
For questions, call 480.965.3580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.