Green Your Lab Program

The Office for Sustainability is continuing to grow the Green Your Lab Program this semester. Teams of students are administering audits to some of CWRU's 1,300 labs. They assess factors such as recycling, energy and other sustainability topics. Lab managers or another representative complete an online checklist and the auditing teams install energy use and other monitoring sensors to help determine how each lab can reduce its environmental footprint. Labs that complete the requirements and go through the process will be certified gold, silver or copper. The student audit team provides a short educational presentation and full report to each participating lab on their findings with suggestions for improvement. Shariq Ali, a CWRU masters engineering student, has helped to refine the the program. If you are interested in getting your lab certified, email Stephanie Corbett,