Who is Certified and Where?

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Atkins Lab
Health Sciences H-wing, laboratory of ~8 people
Innovations:
  • Participate in a pipet tip recycling program.
  • Collect Coomassie protein stain, rather than sending it into the sewer system. 
  • Offer up unused glassware and other lab consumables, prior to sending to surplus.
  • Switched from methanol to ethanol for some of our applications, since methanol cannot be discharged into the sewer system. 
  • Designate and reuse filtration/concentration units for some of our buffers/samples, rather than use a new filter/concentrater each time.

Baker Lab - Institute for Protein Design
Molecular Engineering and Sciences Building, laboratory of ~75 people
Certified for 2 years

Baker Laboratory
UW Tacoma Center for Urban Waters, laboratory of ~15 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Lab-built system (by Alex Gipe) for drying SPE cartridges to reduce the use of disposable glass pipettes
  • Outreach activities (kool-aid SPE extraction demonstration) reuse disposable syringes and SPE cartridges
  • LCMSMS sequences include "shutdown" methods that reduce solvent use and power
  • Re-use of cleanroom "booties" until they are no-longer functional
  • Installation of a timer on our muffle furnace in order to bake glassware for only the necessary amount of time

Berg Lab
Foege Building, laboratory of ~7 people

Bernier Lab
Center on Human Development and Disability, laboratory of ~35 people

Biofuels and Biochemicals laboratory
Bloedel Hall, laboratory of ~20 people

Biology 302 Instructional Lab
Hitchcock Hall, laboratory of ~50 people
Innovations:
  • Does not use disposable paper products
  • Does not use disposable macro pipettes

Clark Lab
South Lake Union, laboratory of ~8 people
Innovations:
  • We use the reload pipet tip program in which empty pipet tip boxes are not tossed, but are reloaded with new tips. 
  • Empty hard plastic bottles are used as containers for dirty tips.
  • When full the bottles are autoclaved.
  • All paper that is written on one side is reused so that both sides are utilized.
  • We compose all food-items and recycle all mixed papers and plastics.

Cline Lab
UW Tacoma SCI, laboratory of ~5 people
Certified for 3 years

DeLuca Lab
Bloedel Hall, laboratory of ~15 people
Certified for 3 years
Innovations:
  • Recycling plastic bags & ziplock bags for future use
  • Recycling of Soil and compost
  • 2013 College of Environment Green Laboratory Competition winner!
  • Participating in a pipette tip recycling program

Deming Biological Oceanography Lab
Marine Science Building, laboratory of ~6 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Use of vacuum pumps rather than aspirators to save water
  • Experimenting with LED lights in grow rooms via grant from CSF
  • Plans to add building-wide aerators via grant from CSF
  • Though UW does not recycle aluminum foil, our lab saves all clean foil for recycling in residential streams

DEOHS Cytometry Lab
Roosevelt I, laboratory of ~15 people
Innovations:
  • Maintaining sign-in and turn off form for common equipment to make sure nothing is left on

DEOHS Tissue Culture Lab
Roosevelt I, laboratory of ~10 people
Innovations:
  • Uses metallic beads in some of their water baths instead of water
  • Has a use/return log for dry ice to decrease usage
  • Changed instrument and equipment signup sheets so that they include a 'turned off/powered down' portion
  • Has recycling bins throughout common space
  • Consolidates surplus pickups to save on costs and amount of trips need from UW Movers

Electron Microprobe Facility
Johnson Hall, laboratory of ~2 people
Certified for 2 years

Environmental and Occupational Health Microbiology Lab (Meschke Lab)
Roosevelt I, laboratory of ~12 people
Certified for 3 years
Innovations:
  • Reuse empty plastic chemical containers for chemical waste for EHS pickup
  • Use metallic beads in some water baths instead of water
  • Consolidate UW Surplus pickups with other labs in the building
  • Save and reuse packing materials and boxes/coolers
  • Reuse blank side of paper for notes/scrap paper

Environmental Health, TOX
Roosevelt Clinic, laboratory of ~6 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Reuse of cap tip for western blot

Exposure Lab - Roosevelt 2299
Roosevelt Clinic, laboratory of ~4 people

Faustman Lab
Roosevelt Clinic, laboratory of ~10 people
Certified for 2 years

Fenske Laboratory
Health Sciences Building, laboratory of ~4 people
Innovations:
  • Share hotel rooms if there are two people from the same sex when doing field work
  • Use tablets (for data collection) purchased from one project then shared among several projects

Hille Ris Lambers Community Ecology Lab
Kincaid Hall, laboratory of ~15 people
Innovations:
  • Does not use disposable cups, cutlery or flatware
  • Use computers until they no longer work and then send them to surplus
  • Reuse of flagging, bags, and string for field work

Horne Lab
laboratory of ~10 people
Certified for 2 years

Leopold Pollen & Seed Laboratory
Johnson Hall, laboratory of ~2 people
Certified for 2 years

Limnology Lab
Fisheries Sciences Building, laboratory of ~6 people

Luscombe Lab
MoLES Building, laboratory of ~16 people
Innovations:
  • Building-wide autoclave
  • Glove recycling
  • Recycle and reuse packaging for storage

Marine Renewable Energy Laboratory
Mechanical Engineering Building , laboratory of ~8 people
Innovations:
  • They focus on extracting energy from moving water in a sustainable manner. Their educational outreach activities advocate for sustainable energy development.
  • They share hotel rooms or opt for alternative arrangements like AirBnB when attending conferences.

Mefford Lab
Health Sciences Building, laboratory of ~13 people

Molecular Analysis Facility
Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building, laboratory of ~6 people
Innovations:
  • Saves boxes from vendors to ship instruments back when necessary
  • Reuses packing peanuts or other packaging items when shipping equipment
  • Uses timed fluorescent lights instead of higher-energy lighting for plant growth in lab

MSE Department Labs
Mueller Hall, laboratory of ~30 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Department user web page that includes green lab suggestions
  • Fume hood signs that are clear
  • Turn off light signs that are obvious
  • Participating in a pilot program to recycle our non-hazardous gloves.

NESAC/BIO Chemical Laboratory
Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building, laboratory of ~11 people

Paper and Bioresource Science Center Pilot Laboratory
Bloedel Hall, laboratory of ~2 people

Penguin Sentinels
Kincaid Hall, laboratory of ~15 people
Innovations:
  • Have own bag for recycling styrofoam
  • Haul own water when doing field work
  • Have events with Conservation Magazine (like Conservation Remix 2013) that are focused on sustainability

Physics Instrument Shop
Physics and Astronomy Building, laboratory of ~7 people
Certified for 3 years
Innovations:
  • Extensive communication with UW Recycling to increase waste diversion of packing foam, mixed plastics, etc.
  • Recycling of wood waste
  • Recycling of steel, aluminum, copper, and brass on a regular basis at a local metal recycler
  • Recycling of polyurethane foam and low density polyethylene foam
  • Recycling of CFL Bulbs

Plant Microbiology Lab (PI: Sharon Doty)
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, UW Seattle, laboratory of ~14 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Recycles/reuses aluminum foil
  • Uses cloth dish towel in place of paper towels for drying clean hands
  • Reuses gloves when possible by sterilizing with bleach
  • Labels weigh boats for each commonly-used chemical so they can be re-used
  • Reuses pots when working with plant materials
  • Uses Lab Armor "Cool Beans Chill Bucket" in place of wet ice to conserve water and power

Robotics, Aerospace and Information Networks Laboratory
Guggenheim Hall, laboratory of ~14 people
Innovations:
  • Uses UW library books instead of purchasing its own

Scott Lab
Health Sciences Building, laboratory of ~3 people

The Vaughan Group
Bagley Hall, laboratory of ~5 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Use LED sources for microscopes
  • Remote control power strips to immediately turn off pumps/equipment
  • Lights are always off because we're doing microscopy
  • Automatic shutoff lights

Treponemal Research Lab
Harborview Research & Training Building, laboratory of ~10 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Uses the racks that come in autoclaves to put pipet tip boxes in with other loads
  • Posts cards in autoclave room so different labs can double up on autoclave loads
  • Puts biohazard bag in a sero pipet box to comply with lab glass disposal of biohazardous waste
  • Uses microscope slide boxes for small western blot strips staining
  • Surplus has good cheap binders rather than ordering new bound lab notebooks, store analysis on external drive for presentation

UW Bothell Chemistry Laboratory
CC1 UW Bothell, laboratory of ~325 people
Certified for 3 years
Innovations:
  • Energy efficient window film
  • Dynamic light control sensors to utilize as much sunlight as possible
  • Automatic fume hood sashes
  • Use of low power vacuum pumps
  • Conversion to AC/rechargeable battery supporting electronics to reduce battery waste

Wetland Ecosystem Team Lab
School of Aquatic and Fishery Science, laboratory of ~4 people
Certified for 3 years
Innovations:
  • Reuse sample jars and give jars to other labs
  • Put labeled stacks of single-sided printouts near our printers and computers to be reused as scratch paper
  • Air-dry (at room temp) glassware and plastic labware after cleaning, & use reusable sponges to clean spills
  • Lab work does not require a sterile environment, so we can re-use "single-use" gloves
  • Cut up and re-sewed old nets into new configurations to make new field sampling gear (instead of purchasing new nets)

ZaP Flow Z-Pinch Experiment
Aerospace Research Building, laboratory of ~12 people

SILVER

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Akey Lab
Foege Building, laboratory of ~14 people
Innovations:
  • Our laboratory reuses aluminum foil for autoclave sterilization.

Cangelosi Lab
Roosevelt Clinic, laboratory of ~8 people
Certified for 2 years

Center for Conservation Biology
Johnson Hall, laboratory of ~10 people
Innovations:
  • Automatic fume hood sashes

Cui Lab
Roosevelt Clinic, laboratory of ~3 people

Dan Ratner Lab
Foege Building, laboratory of ~10 people
Innovations:
  • Neutralizes dangerous compounds UW EH&S does not pick up
  • Saves packing peanuts for reuse
  • Reuses bottles for waste disposal

Eaton Lab
Roosevelt I, laboratory of ~2 people
Certified for 2 years

Environmental Health Laboratory
Health Sciences Building, laboratory of ~8 people
Certified for 2 years

FHL Comparative Biomechanics and Biomaterials Lab
Friday Harbor Labs, laboratory of ~4 people
Innovations:
  • Utilize LED illuminators on video and still photo gear
  • Utilize new low power fluoro lighting

Field Research and Consultation Group Lab
Roosevelt I, laboratory of ~4 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Microbalance chamber uses passive humidity control (MgCl salts)

Functional Genomics Lab
Roosevelt I, laboratory of ~5 people
Innovations:
  • All instrument sign-up sheets are on Google Docs, instead of printing out a new sheet every week

Histology/IHC Lab
UWMC, laboratory of ~15 people
Innovations:
  • Use laminated mailing labels for deliveries to HMC and SCCA
  • Re-use glass reagent bottles when mixing chemicals
  • Use plastic reusable envelopes for deliveries to HMC, SCCA and SLU
  • Re-use chemicals for our special stains when permitted

Keil Lab
Ocean Sciences Building, laboratory of ~9 people
Innovations:
  • Replaced most liquid chromatography systems with ultra-low flow systems that virtually eliminated our production of liquid waste
  • Constructed our field equipment with titanium which results in less metals pollution
  • Use UWs hybrid and electric cars to visit local schools

Keller Lab
Bagley Hall, laboratory of ~7 people

Kissel Laboratory
Roosevelt I, laboratory of ~6 people
Innovations:
  • Send old electronics to an E-waste facility
  • Re-purpose old equipment for other projects

Lidstrom Lab
Benjamin Hall, laboratory of ~17 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Reuse of pipette tips
  • PCR Machine set at 10 degrees rather than 4 degrees to increase machine lifespan
  • Reuse of sterological pipettes
  • Laboratory best-practice procedures outlined and posted throughout lab

Nath Lab
Magnuson Health Sciences Center, laboratory of ~4 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Reuse of hard plastic tubes within lab
  • Recycling of aluminum foil
  • Recycling of pipet tip boxes through Genesee Scientific

Nelson ESS Isotope Geochemistry Laboratory
Johnson Hall, laboratory of ~12 people
Certified for 3 years
Innovations:
  • Light sensors that turn off lights when natural light is bright enough
  • In-lab battery recycling program
  • Use closed-loop water cooling systems
  • Use very small font for data archives that require hard copy
  • Have adopted the "Leave No Trace" ethics and principles (www.lnt.org) for all field work

Neonatology Laboratory
Health Sciences Building, laboratory of ~12 people

Olmstead Lab
Hitchcock, laboratory of ~5 people

Plant Growth Lab
Johnson Hall, laboratory of ~10 people
Innovations:
  • Uses LED lamps for plant growth in environmental chambers and in the lab
  • Recycles tips for the Advanced Osmometer (although it is not advised for most cases)
  • Uses recycled soil

Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Lab
Bloedel Hall, laboratory of ~10 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Reduced lighting from overhead lights
  • Digital Reading Club
  • Reduced commuting via remote work
  • Cycling promotion groups
  • Whiteboards for meetings instead of paper

Roberts Lab
Fisheries Teaching And Research Building, laboratory of ~5 people

Roberts Lab
Health Sciences Building, laboratory of ~7 people
Innovations:
  • Reuse of Glass Pipettes

Seto Laboratory
Health Sciences Building, laboratory of ~9 people
Innovations:
  • Area-specific, movement sensored, auto-dimming lighting

Simpson Environmental Health Lab
Health Sciences Building, laboratory of ~6 people
Innovations:
  • Requesting improvements to bike storage areas near the lab

UW Geoarchaeology Lab
Denny Hall, laboratory of ~7 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Removing of vacuum aspirator and replacing with vacuum pump to save water
  • Washing instead of replacing of lab coats
  • Equipment sharing and check out system to reduce need for extras
  • Composting of treated soil materials

Wind River Field Station
Wind River Field Station, laboratory of ~30 people

Woodrow Research Group
Foege Bioengineering Building, laboratory of ~24 people

BRONZE

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CHDD Mouse Behavior Laboratory
Health Sciences Building, laboratory of ~6 people

Estes Lab (UWAC)
Portage Bay Building and CHDD, laboratory of ~30 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Reuse 2nd (blank) side of paper
  • Opening windows instead of using AC
  • Setting projectors on sleep mode before use
  • Electronic documents instead of hard copies
  • Double-sided printing

Huntington Lab
Johnson Hall, laboratory of ~6 people

Kavanagh Lab
Roosevelt Clinic, laboratory of ~9 people

Lessard Lab
Marine Science Building, laboratory of ~2 people
Innovations:
  • Looking into using LED lights in cold rooms

Manoil Lab
William H. Foege Genome Sciences, laboratory of ~10 people

Miller Lab
South Lake Union, laboratory of ~4 people

Nanopore Physics Lab
Physics and Astronomy Building, laboratory of ~10 people
Certified for 2 years
Innovations:
  • Avoiding printing by using a whiteboard for announcements
  • Reusing of pipette boxes as paint holder boxes/planters

Queitsch Lab
Foege Building, laboratory of ~10 people

Robins Lab
UW2-235 UW Bothell, laboratory of ~9 people

Shendure Lab
Foege Building, laboratory of ~25 people
Innovations:
  • Use reagent bottles for waste rather than new tubes/containers
  • Recycle camera from sequencer and mount on microscope

Unadkat Lab, UW Pharmaceutics Department
Health Sciences, laboratory of ~6 people
Innovations:
  • Compost clean paper towels used in lab

UW Bothell Instructional Biology Lab
UWBB UW Bothell, laboratory of ~192 people
Certified for 3 years

UW Instructional Biology Lab
Johnson Hall, laboratory of ~4 people
Innovations:
  • In-lab compost bin (plant and dead insect material) for UW Farm
  • Reusable glass vials for student labs

UW Washington Nanofabrication Facility
Fluke Hall, laboratory of ~130 people
Innovations:
  • Timed buzzers on sashes to keep closed
  • Working to replace nitrogen use with campus air
  • Working to replace AC vacuum pumps with DC brushless systems
  • Working to replace furnace with smaller system that can be shutdown
  • Implemented networked PCs to transfer information in lieu of e-media

Waterston Lab
William H. Foege, laboratory of ~11 people

Xia Lab
Health Sciences Building, laboratory of ~8 people

Yost Lab
Health Sciences Building, laboratory of ~4 people

Zalatan Lab
Bagley Hall, laboratory of ~4 people
Innovations:
  • Uses conducting aluminum beads in place of water baths