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Safe & Sustainable Labs (S2L)

An initiative to promote a safe and sustainable research environment to align with MIT’s Climate Action Plan

While MIT’s research laboratories occupy only about 25% of the physical footprint of the campus, they collectively account for over 65% of campus energy use.

The Safe and Sustainable Lab (S2L) program is a joint initiative between Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS), Department of Facilities (DOF), Office of Sustainability (MITOS) in alignment with MIT’s Climate Action Plan. We utilize the Environment, Health, and Safety Management System (EHS-MS) to strengthen and introduce sustainable initiatives to campus, communicate updates on sustainable projects and opportunities, as well as identify new areas of improvement, to help reach the Institute’s goals in MIT’s Climate Action Plan.

How to make your lab more sustainable?

There are some simple actions that you can take to make your lab more sustainable, environmentally friendly and efficient.

Certification Program

If your lab is taking actions as mentioned above, you are working towards a sustainable lab. Earn recognition by certifying your lab and receive lab-specific recommendations to improve your operations.

References

While MIT’s research laboratories occupy only about 25% of the physical footprint of the campus, they collectively account for over 65% of campus energy use.

The Safe and Sustainable Lab (S2L) program is a joint initiative between Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS), Department of Facilities (DOF), Office of Sustainability (MITOS) in alignment with MIT’s Climate Action Plan. We utilize the Environment, Health, and Safety Management System (EHS-MS) to strengthen and introduce sustainable initiatives to campus, communicate updates on sustainable projects and opportunities, as well as identify new areas of improvement, to help reach the Institute’s goals in MIT’s Climate Action Plan.

How to make your lab more sustainable?

There are some simple actions that you can take to make your lab more sustainable, environmentally friendly and efficient.

Certification Program

If your lab is taking actions as mentioned above, you are working towards a sustainable lab. Earn recognition by certifying your lab and receive lab-specific recommendations to improve your operations.

References