Auburn University Green Labs
Laboratory spaces foster innovation, research, and student learning across Auburn’s campus. Yet, the impacts they have on our health, budget, and environmental footprint can be some of the most intense of campus facilities. A Green Labs Program proactively addresses negative impacts often associated with labs, so the primary focus can remain on educating and innovating for our future.
A variety of stakeholders on Auburn’s campus have come together to begin the process of developing an Auburn-specific Green Labs Program. Currently, in the research phase of program development, the long-term goal is to create a Green Labs Program that fits Auburn’s culture, improves research efficiency, enhances lab safety, reduces energy and water consumption, minimizes waste, and supports the university’s sustainability policy and goals.