Programs

Lab Waste Management  |  Competition  |  Assessments  |  Surplus Equipment  |  Surplus Chemicals  |  Mercury Thermometer  |  Campus Network  |  Hoods Off  |  Efficient Appliances  |  Freezer Exchange  |  Bulb Free

 

LabRATS at UCSB has created and joined several programs to facilitate sustainable practices. Your comments and participation will help these programs mature and excel.

 

Highlighted Programs

one person hands a chemical to someone elseSurplus Chemicals

We joined EH&S to set up and promote the exchange of clean surplus chemicals among campus labs.

 

Lab AssessmentsLabSync Certification

A comprehensive evaluation of laboratory practices gathered by researchers to make labs efficient.

 

Chemical Surplus ProgramSurplus Equipment

We are evaluating supply and demand for high value used apparatus and facilitating administration and incentives (a.k.a. money) for transfers.

 

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Lab Waste Management 

Program that directs potentially dangerous waste from laboratories to an alternate waste stream to ensure proper disposal.

Chemical Surplus Program

Hoods Off!

Save energy by reducing fumehood usage.

 

Chemical Surplus Program
Campus Network
This listserve aims to connect researchers in every science department to facilitate the exchange of technical ideas, equipment needs, and surpluses.

 

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Full List of Programs

Lab Waste Management

This is program that directs potentially dangerous waste from laboratories to an alternate waste stream to ensure safety of workers and to promote a more advanced waste and recycling program.

LabRATS Competition

The 2010-2011 Innovative Labs Competition offers awards and recognition in three categories of sustainable practices: Innovative Practice, CORE Award, and Best Practice Case Study.

Laboratory Assessments

This comprehensive evaluation of laboratory practices works with researchers to make labs efficient and low-impact.

Surplus Equipment

We are evaluating supply and demand for high value used apparatus and facilitating administration and incentives (a.k.a. money) for transfers.

Chemical Exchange

We joined EH&S to set up and promote the exchange of clean surplus chemicals instead of sending them to waste.

Mercury Thermometer Exchange

Also, in conjunction with EH&S, we received a grant to exchange spirit thermometers for mercury models to avoid health and clean-up impacts.

Campus Network

This listserve aims to connect researchers in every science department to facilitate the exchange of technical ideas, equipment needs, and surpluses./p>

This campaign is focused on older lab buildings where individual hood fans may be turned off for prolonged periods when not in use.

Hoods Off

This campaign is focused on older lab buildings where individual hood fans may be turned off for prolonged periods when not in use.

Efficient Appliances

Initiated by Labs21, we work with energy managers and researchers in a nationwide effort to promote, test, and manufacture efficient apparatus.

Freezer Exchange

We are encouraging laboratories to take advantage of SCE’s rebate (up to $100) and pick-up program to eliminate old inefficient refrigerators and freezers.

Bulb-free

We initiated a program with Facilities and Maintenance to remove unneeded fluorescent bulbs in older buildings and to mark the fixtures to promote targeted lighting.