The Green Labs Certification
Whether a laboratory contains chemicals, computers or almost anything in between, there is something in the Green Labs Certification for just about everyone! The Certification measures sustainability, provides guidance for improvement and recognizes the hard work of OSU lab managers and workers. Green Labs Certification is open to all labs across OSU campuses throughout the state.
Did you know Oregon State University is one of only two institutions in the United States with land, sea, sun, AND space grant designations?
OSU receives more research funding than all other universities in Oregon!
Lab space is typically the most energy and resource intensive type of space on campus and has a very large carbon footprint.
One standard sized fume hood uses the same amount of energy as a typical home in the US. You can help by closing those fume hood sashes!
Of the 10 million square feet of building space at OSU, over 4 million is designated lab space. WOW!
The goal of the certification is to raise awareness about sustainability options for labs and provide personalized feedback and resources to create a cleaner and greener research community.