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Environment and Energy


As part of the Green Labs programme a series of events and workshops will be advertised here. Some of the events will be run by the Environment & Energy section, others will be external events organised by a third party but which may be of interest to staff at the University. 

Upcoming Events

The following events are being organised by S-Lab:

S-Lab laboratory design and services conference, 21 September 2016 

Laboratory Design and Services at the University of Nottingham. This event will coincide with the opening of the new GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham and will include tours and content on the new laboratory. Please see here for more details. 


Previous Events

Green Labs Workshop @ Plant Sciences 25 February 2016 at 2pm

Aimed at lab related University staff, this event included a short talk about the University's Energy and Carbon Reduction Project funded activities in Plant Sciences, led by Martin Howes (Plant Sciences Energy Co-ordinator). Plant Sciences have recently been Highly Commended in the Green Gown Awards for their project 'LEDing the way to greener plant growth'. 


S-Lab Event at University of Bristol  29 February 2016

The event entitled “How to Minimise Laboratory Energy Use and Environmental Impact” included a talk by the Green Labs Program Manager at the University of Colorado, Boulder. This event was attend by University of Cambridge staff, and slides and information from this event can be obtained here.


S-Lab event on Laboratory equipment and sample storage. The event was on 7 June 2016 at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden.

The event included a keynote adress by David Parfrey, the Executive Director, Finance & Campus Operations for BBSRC. This was followed by more than 40 breakout sessions on themes ranging from the main categories of lab equipment, sample best practise, sharing of equipment and facilities and design/services issues and solutions. 

Slides from all previous S-Lab events are saved here.


Any suggestions?

If you have an idea for a Green Labs event or want to host your own? Contact