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Environment and Energy


The Green Labs Programme is a source of information and guidance to help lab users to reduce the environmental impact of their work.


Scientific research is energy intensive; research uses more energy per m² than any other activity in the University. Scientific equipment, research and associated activities are also typically responsible for high levels of water and chemical use and can result in the production of vast amounts of waste.


Fortunately there are a multitude of ways in which lab users can save energy, water, materials and waste and reduce the overall environmental footprint of their laboratory. As a lab user, you can take easy steps to make your lab sustainable, apply for funding for equipment replacements, join events and gain accreditation for your efforts.


Click on the buttons below to find out more about how Green Labs can help you to improve the sustainability of your lab.