'Green Impact Labs' and efficiency in research grants
Green Impact Labs is the national environmental accreditation scheme for labs that provides a framework for researchers to improve their efficiency, reduce costs and environmental impact, as well as aligning them with relevant H&S regulations. Lab teams achieve a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum 'Green Lab Accreditation' each year. 2016/17 is our first year using the new framework (which is designed for lab groups rather than whole Schools), and we have an impressive 15 teams signed up! The awards ceremony will take place on September 15th at the Technical Conference which is held at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel. Teams have until July 16th to complete the criteria and submit their online workbook, just in time for our undergraduate volunteers (Green Impact Labs Project Assistants) to conduct the final audits. If you think it’ll be too much work, or you haven’t got any extra time on top of your research, you can be assigned a GILPA to help you meet criteria as well as fill in the workbook.
Contact Tanya Heravian (firstname.lastname@example.org), our Green Impact Labs Supervisor for more information or if you'd like to sign up.
Read our blog article Integrating efficiency within research grants: should we start on our own turf? for more about the potential future of the environmental framework.