Labwise is a network of laboratory researchers who develop and share sustainability solutions for laboratories. Sustainable Berkeley Lab facilitates Labwise and coordinates with the Facilities Division and Environmental Health and Safety, when necessary. 

For more information, read the Labwise Proposal

Our primary initiatives are to: 
  1. Close fume hoods, which can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3-4 metric tons of CO2 equivalent per year. 

  2. Maintain ultra low temperature freezers, which often use more energy that an average CA home. 

  3. Turn off equipment when it's not in use. 

  4. Recycle clean and dry rigid plastics, metal canisters, and glass bottles that held chemicals that were NOT acutely or extremely hazardous. 

  5. Buy energy efficient equipment, recycled content products, and safer chemicals.