Helpful Links

Use the following links to find out more about how you can improve the sustainability of your laboratory or other high-performance facility, or to find a job opportunity in this field.

Associations and Organizations

Government Websites

  • Climate Neutral Research Campuses
    A website developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Cornell University to help campus-based institutions develop clean energy and carbon-reduction strategies.
  • EnergyPlus
    Architects and engineers can benefit from the enhanced energy modeling software, EnergyPlus, by DOE, which quickly calculates heating, cooling, ventilation, and lighting energy requirements. Download is free of charge.
    ENERGY STAR is a joint voluntary labeling program of EPA and DOE designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Read about products for both your home and business.
  • Greening EPA
    EPA is working to reduce the environmental impact of its facilities and operations, from building new, environmentally sustainable structures to improving the energy efficiency of older buildings.
  • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
    FEMP works with key individuals to accomplish energy change within organizations by bringing expertise from all levels of project and policy implementation to enable Federal agencies to meet energy-related goals and provide energy leadership to the country.
  • WaterSense
    WaterSense is a partnership program sponsored by EPA to save water by labeling water-efficient products. Learn about WaterSense products, how to save water, and how businesses and organizations can partner with WaterSense.

Non-government Websites

  • 45 Sustainability Resources You Need to Know
    This resource from Purdue Global shares 45 noteworthy sources on sustainability and is organized by the following categories: Green Living, Climate Change & Environmental Protection News, Energy and Technology, Sustainability in Business and Government, Sustainability Careers, Sustainability and the Arts, and Ecotourism.
  • Consensus Statements: Outcomes of Fume Hood Summit
    Read about changes in laboratory chemical ventilation technology and use over the last 15 years in this Fume Hood Summit summary from the University of California Center for Laboratory Safety.
  • CU Green Labs Program
    The CU Green Labs Program at the University of Colorado Boulder takes a collaborative approach to minimizing the use of energy, water, and material goods in the university's laboratories, all without compromising research integrity or safety.

    To promote resource efficiency in laboratories throughout campus, the CU Green Labs Program developed posters offering tips on creating and maintaining sustainable laboratories. Visit the CU Green Labs website to access these posters, which can be customized using Adobe Illustrator to include your organization's information and displayed in your laboratory space.
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    Note: These posters are intended to be used to promote laboratory sustainability and should not be sold for profit.

  • Green Seal
    Green Seal is an independent, nonprofit organization promoting the manufacture and sale of environmentally responsible consumer products.
  • On-line Sustainable Conservation Assistance Resource (OSCAR)
    OSCAR will be an interactive technical resource that establishes a clear process to make the decisions necessary for the sustainable understanding and treatment of historic buildings.
  • Staying Green While Traveling
    From Million Mile Secrets, this webpage gives ideas to reduce your carbon footprint while traveling to conferences
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
    USGBC is working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work.
  • Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG)
    The WBDG provides government and industry professionals with information on building-related guidance, criteria, and technology from a 'whole buildings' perspective.
  • Wind Turbines
    This growing Web community is dedicated to wind energy. It aims to be a venue for collaboration, interaction, networking, and promotion.

Job Opportunities

  • Creighton University seeks a Sustainability Director who will augment ongoing campus-wide climate protection efforts in academics, research, facilities, student services, and community engagement (among others) to significantly propel Creighton's actions and commitments forward. Read the job posting to find out more or apply.
  • Interested in a career in architecture? Check out these job listings on the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture website.

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