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Sustainable Labs

The Sustainable Research program works with many other departments, both academic and administrative, to ensure a collaborative and holistic approach to reducing wasted resources at MIT.

Educate and Motivate

We all know it’s true – what happens here changes the world! MIT researchers are already working on sustainable technology from recycling-sorting robots to oil-gobbling bacteria.

The Sustainable Research program works to combat climate change and wasted energy on a basic, behavior, and education-driven level. By informing researchers of the simple changes they can make in their daily lab life, we ensure that all MIT scientists are helping to reach the institution’s goal of 32% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030, all while performing world-class and life-changing research.

Green Lab Certification

Completing the process of Green Lab Certification is an easy, informative, and interactive way for individual laboratories and groups to discover the ways that they can save energy, resources, and more while conducting their research.

Get Green Lab Certified

Create and Expand Programs

Ongoing Projects

Ongoing laboratory-specific initiatives, such as nitrile glove recycling or fume hood behavior competitions, ensure that our labs have access to new technology and opportunities which reduce the carbon footprint or environmental impact.

Learn More About Ongoing Projects

Laboratory Energy Assessment Program

Interested particularly in the energy portion of what it means to be green? The Laboratory Energy Assessment Program (LEAP) works to assess and analyze the overall energy use of individual lab groups. We use this information to give directed feedback on how to cut down the kilowatts used by your lab.

Learn More About LEAP

New Ideas

Got an idea for the next “green” thing in MIT labs? Our students, employees, and faculty are our greatest assets! If you see a gap in sustainability in your laboratory or research environment and have an idea of how to tackle the problem, contact us.

Contact GreenLabs

Educate and Motivate

We all know it’s true – what happens here changes the world! MIT researchers are already working on sustainable technology from recycling-sorting robots to oil-gobbling bacteria.

The Sustainable Research program works to combat climate change and wasted energy on a basic, behavior, and education-driven level. By informing researchers of the simple changes they can make in their daily lab life, we ensure that all MIT scientists are helping to reach the institution’s goal of 32% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030, all while performing world-class and life-changing research.

Green Lab Certification

Completing the process of Green Lab Certification is an easy, informative, and interactive way for individual laboratories and groups to discover the ways that they can save energy, resources, and more while conducting their research.

Get Green Lab Certified

Create and Expand Programs

Ongoing Projects

Ongoing laboratory-specific initiatives, such as nitrile glove recycling or fume hood behavior competitions, ensure that our labs have access to new technology and opportunities which reduce the carbon footprint or environmental impact.

Learn More About Ongoing Projects

Laboratory Energy Assessment Program

Interested particularly in the energy portion of what it means to be green? The Laboratory Energy Assessment Program (LEAP) works to assess and analyze the overall energy use of individual lab groups. We use this information to give directed feedback on how to cut down the kilowatts used by your lab.

Learn More About LEAP

New Ideas

Got an idea for the next “green” thing in MIT labs? Our students, employees, and faculty are our greatest assets! If you see a gap in sustainability in your laboratory or research environment and have an idea of how to tackle the problem, contact us.

Contact GreenLabs