Any type of laboratory is eligible to participate by working at its own pace to implement optimal cold storage management practices that save energy. Participating labs from the Illinois campus will receive certificates of Leadership and Environmental Stewardship in Sustainable Laboratory Practices along with special recognition from iSEE at the annual Sustainability Week Celebration and find themselves one-step ahead toward Green Lab certification, a proposed program being discussed on campus and at iSEE. The competition awards include individual lab awards, organization awards and a picture in Nature!
Results from last year’s winners:
The organizational winners of the Freezer Challenge were:
University of California San Diego
Eli Lilly and Company
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention UC San Diego saved an estimated 500,000 kWh/year, Lilly saved an estimated 130,400 kWh/year, the CDC saved an estimated 367,400 kWh/year, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center saved an estimated 25,000 kWh/year.
The individual laboratory winners were:
The Hoekstra Lab from Harvard University
The Baker Lab from Eli Lilly and Company
The Elemental Analysis Laboratory from the CDCP The Hoekstra Lab saved an estimated 13,000 kWh/year, the Baker Lab saved an estimated 34,000 kWh/year, and the Elemental Analysis Laboratory saved an estimated 64,500 kWh/year.
Registration is quick and you participate anytime throughout the semester!
Partial promotional support provided by the UIUC Student Sustainability Committee (SSC)
Questions can be sent to Paul Foote, email: email@example.com U of I, Freezer Challenge Site Coordinator University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Facilities and Services, Utilities and Energy Services Energy Conservation and Retro-commissioning