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Environment and Energy


As part of the Green Labs programme, the Environment and Energy Section can provide guidance and support, in the form of best practice documents. There is also financial support available through the Energy and Carbon Reduction Project and the Equipment Replacement Programme. This page provides useful information from both internal and external sources.

Useful Guidance

Green Labs Theme Relevant Links and Guidance

Equipment and Replacements

Cold Storage

  • An audit and options apprasial on ULT storage in the Clinical School was carried out. Read more about it in this case study.
  • The Cold Storage Best Practice Group consists of a number of different lab users from different departments which meet to discuss cold storage related issues in labs. If you are interested in getting involved in the group then contact You can download the terms of reference here (Cam only).
  • Click to download guidance on how to manage your ULT freezer.

Waste, recycling, reuse and sharing

Plant Sciences Green Reps Network
  • For useful tips and info on Green Labs from Plant Sciences - see here
Other External Links
  • S-Lab is a not for profit initiative that is primarily funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) which supports sustainable laboratory improvements through events, assessment tools, benchmarking, cases and guidance documents. See their website for more details. Upcoming S-Lab events will be posted our our events page.
  • This article produced by Lab Manager gives some useful tips on what you can do to reduce your environmental impact in the laboratory.


Financial support - Equipment Replacement Programme
Launched in 2016, the Equipment Replacement Programme is one arm of the Energy and Carbon Reduction Project (ECRP). Funding is available under the programme to replace old energy inefficient equipment such as ultra - low temperature (ULT) freezers and dring cabinets with new energy efficient equivalents.