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Environment and Energy


Reducing the environmental impact of your lab work, without compromising your research, is a difficult ask.


Scientific research is energy and resource intensive. Research uses more energy per m² than any other activity in the University, consumes large volumes of treated water and chemicals, and produces huge amounts of complicated waste.


The Green Labs initiative is here to help!


Explore our information and tools to the left, right and below. Our Sustainable Labs Co-ordinator is available to support you in your quest.


Click on the buttons below for theme-specific guidance and materials.         










Green Labs Posters

5 ways to safeguard samples

Cut energy not research

Shut the Sash

Shut the Sash – challenging you!