Create a Work Order:
If something is broken or running inefficiently, you can submit a Work Order form through OSU Facilities Services in the title link above.
Samples that are no longer needed or viable should be removed from freezers/refrigerators at least annually. Freezer/refrigerator doors should also be inspected at least monthly for frost accumulation around door seal gaskets. To learn more about best freezer practices, click the title link.
Request Replacement of Incandescent Light Bulbs:
If you know of any incandescent lights in your lab and would like them changed to CFLs or LEDs, please email the Sustainability Office with a request. CFLs use 75% less energy than incandescent lighting!
High-Energy Sterilizers (combustion ovens, autoclaves, etc.):
To minimize energy consumption, use high-energy sterilized only when your lab (or group of labs) can run a full load. For more information about autoclaves/sterilizer best practices, click the title link from "My Green Lab."
Lowering Fume Hood Sashes:
Fume hood sashes should be shut or lowered to a height of fewer than 2 inches when not in use to conserve energy. To learn more about the energy costs and savings associated with lowering a fume hood sash, click the title link to be directed to the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program.