Often times a few pieces of equipment are responsible for the vast majority of an individual laboratory’s plug load. The purpose of a Laboratory Assessment is to:
1. Identify the pieces of equipment with the highest electrical consumption in a laboratory
2. Identify opportunities for reduction in energy and water use in the lab
3. Discuss possible options, if any, with PIs and lab members for reducing consumption (ranging from equipment replacement to behavioral changes)
Click here to download the Lab Energy Audit Checklist.
When solutions are identified for one type of equipment that is found in numerous laboratories on campus, then a program to target that specific equipment type will take place campus-wide.
If you would like to learn where the largest energy consumers are in your lab, invite CU Green Labs to conduct an assessment of your laboratory. We look forward to hearing from you.
Kathy Ramirez-Aguilar, Ph.D.
CU Green Labs Program Manager