Category: Sustainable labs
Research Laboratory Technician at the School of Engineering, Gordon Paterson, tells us about his role, why he cares about sustainability, and how he is making a positive difference in his place of work.
Andy Arnott, Projects Coordinator (Labs), summarises how biohazard waste was reduced by 40% in a pioneering study by a lab in the University of Edinburgh Roslin Institute.
Technicians are key players and key contacts for addressing social responsibility and sustainability issues in labs. This article was first published on 13 June 2019.
This Sustainable Campus Fund project will reduce heat and electricity consumption of fume cupboards by over 50%. Funding also came from the Scottish Funding Council.
Both teaching and research labs in the School of Chemistry have made successful applications to the Sustainable Campus Fund to purchase efficient new chillers to save water and utility costs.
Neil Johnston, Laboratory Manager at the Centre for Cardiovascular Science, tells us how the centre is saving energy after using the Sustainable Campus Fund to purchase more efficient freezer equipment.
Kerry Cheek, SRS Projects Coordinator, has a background working in both laboratory research and in sustainability. Here, she reflects on a recent project in which she researched laboratory plastic waste at the University of Edinburgh.
Liquid helium is excellent at cooling superconducting electromagnets, but easily evaporates and escapes from equipment due to being the second smallest element. With global supplies of this non-renewable resource becoming scarce, the School of Chemistry used the Sustainable Campus Fund to invest in a novel solution to trap and collect escaping helium so it can […]
Carol Wollaston, Lab Manager at the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences in the Hugh Robson Building discusses their application to replace halogen dissection lamps with new LED dissection lamps through the Sustainable Campus Fund.
Shirley Simpson at the Hospital for Small Animals, and Steve McLean at QMRI talk about how they saved money and space by finding a new use for old equipment.