- Increase the number of Duke Engineering labs with Green Laboratory Certifications
What is Green Laboratory Certification?
Research labs are energy-intensive—five times more energy than other campus spaces, on average. A single fume hood, for example, can cost $5,000 per year to power, a utility cost equal to 3.5 typical homes.
Green Certification is a program of the Office of Sustainability that offers laboratory leaders and staff practical ways to reduce energy use and waste.
Sustainability opportunities include:
- Using Energy Star-rated appliances
- Not using single-pass equipment cooling or water-powered aspirators
- Following Duke's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Guidelines
- Recycling EPS styrofoam, cardboard and plastic film
Certification is offered at three levels: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Level is based on the number of items completed on the certification checklist.
Certified labs are recognized with a Duke Green Labs Certification badge.
What You Can Do
- Faculty: Seek the Green Certification for your lab. More information »
- Staff: Discuss Green Certification with your lab team and assist with certification efforts
- Students: Discuss sustainability and Green Certification with your lab leader