Our new assessment in the certification process has made drastic improvements to ensure proper certification and has been finalized for implementation here on the UC Santa Cruz campus. During the Green Labs certification process, the assessment searches for proper waste disposal, water management, and sustainable lab protocol(i.e closing fume hoods when not in use, decreasing plug loads). The goals of the new certification process is to not only acknowledge current sustainable practices in labs, but also suggests improvements and recommend new sustainable practices. By offering lab sustainability guidelines and feedback, we hope to build on our goals of more sustainability on our research labs.
Any interests, comments, concerns, or questions in the Green Labs programs, please feel free to contact the Green Labs program: http://sustainability.ucsc.edu/get-involved/student-projects/green-labs/Contacts/index.html