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Safe & Sustainable Labs

Ensuring every laboratory within the MIT community has the knowledge, resources and support to enable a sustainable approach to world class scientific research

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 & Sustainable Labs 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 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, all while performing world-class and life-changing research.

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 & Sustainable Labs 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 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, all while performing world-class and life-changing research.

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