Workshop on Greener Laboratories

Greener_labs_2_2016Minimising Laboratory Energy Use and Environmental Impact

3th March 2016, 9.30 – 15.30, University of Copenhagen

This interactive workshop is based on the laboratory experience of bodies such as:

  • The Green Campus initiative of the University of Copenhagen.
  • The Green Labs Program of the University of Colorado, Boulder (a campus and university that is a US leader on many sustainability topics).
  • S-Lab – a UK, HE-financed, initiative to support improvement in laboratory design, management and operation.
  • Other organisations attending the event, who will have an opportunity to share their own good practices.

The event will focus on three topics of central importance to sustainable laboratories; chemical and waste management; and cold storage, especially in ULT freezers.

  • Creating environmental improvement cultures and networks within universities, including topics such as effective engagement with academics, students and technical staff; identifying and promoting environmental improvement opportunities and demonstrating synergies with other He objectives such as safety, cost savings, enhanced performance, and relationship building.
  • More effective use of chemicals through awareness, management systems and other means, and opportunities for waste diversion.
  • Cold storage, including opportunities for more sustainable procurement, effective maintenance and management, raising ULT operating temperatures and more

To encourage discussion, capacity is limited, so please apply for places quickly. The target external audience is a) energy, environmental and sustainability staff and b) staff who are already engaged with laboratory improvement activities and are interested in sharing their experience and deepening their knowledge.

Participation is free, but no-shows will be charged DKK 500. For registration go here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minimising-laboratory-energy-use-and-environmental-impact-tickets-20489762431
For more information on the presenting institutions see:

University of Copenhagen – Greencampus.ku.dk

University of Colorado, Boulder – www.colorado.edu/ecenter/greenlabs

S-Lab – www.effectivelab.org.uk

NSCN — www.nordicsustainablecampusnetwork.wordpress.com

Greener_labs2016

Minimising Laboratory Energy Use and Environmental Impact

3th March 2016, 9.30 – 15.30

Købmagergade 50, University of Copenhagen

Program

09.00 – 09.30     Registration and coffee

09.30 – 09.40     Welcome and introduction, Tomas Refslund Poulsen, Teamleader Green Campus, University of Copenhagen

09.40 – 09.45      Nordic Sustainable Campus Network – welcome, Thomas Skou Grindsted, Environmental, Social and Spatial Change, Roskilde University

09.45 – 09.55     Why laboratories are extremely important when addressing sustainability at universities, Laboratory Initiatives and Experience at the University of Copenhagen, Tomas Refslund Poulsen, Teamleader Green Campus,

09.55 – 10.05     UK experience in laboratory improvement – brief summary
Peter James, Director S-Lab

10.05 – 10.30     Engagement and approach when turning laboratories more sustainable – Overview of initiatives and experience at the University of Colorado, Boulder
Kathy Ramirez Aguilar, Green Labs Programme Manager

10.30 – 10.50     Small Group Talks and Questions

10.50 – 11.25     Coffee break

Ultra Low Temperature Freezers and Cold Storage practices

11.25 – 11.35     S-Lab cold storage good practice guidelines, Peter James, Director S-Lab

11.35 – 11.55     Changing cold storage practices at University of Colorado, Boulder
Kathy Ramirez Aguilar, Green Labs Programme Manager

11.55 – 12.15      Win-win solutions: Green ULT freezers at UCPH
Line Colle and Caroline Wolf, Procurement Department UCPH,

12.15 – 12.50     Small Group Talks and Questions

12.50 – 13.40     Lunch – sandwiches

Chemicals and waste management in laboratories

13.40 – 14.00     Chemicals and waste management in laboratories at University of Colorado, Boulder, Kathy Ramirez Aguilar, Green Labs Programme Manager

14.00 – 14.20     Chemicals and waste management in laboratories, Nordic case
TBA

14.20 – 15.30     Small Group Discussions, themes based on presentations and participant priorities.

15.30 approx.     End of programme

Register now here, your participation will be confirmed end of January

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