Q3 2018/2019

Report Date
May 2019

Fume cupboards in 2 labs in Joseph Black Building are currently being converted to VAV with motion sensor controls for the sash. If this pilot project proves successful it is hoped further labs (Chemistry or otherwise) will follow.

Follow up monitoring for the energy monitoring and engagement project in the Hugh Robson Building was carried out in March. A further energy monitoring project has been proposed for Ashworth and is in development.

A second Cold Storage Sustainability Facilitator internship has been approved to start in Q3. This will involve discarding unnecessary samples, identifying samples suitable for archiving, and undertaking basic defrost and filter cleaning maintenance.

4 lab projects were proposed and approved for funding.

 

A new project to investigate opportunities to reduce lab plastic waste commenced in March with the following scope:

Objectives

Encourage sustainable use and disposal of plastics in laboratories 

Deliverables

Identify best practice for reducing single-use lab plastics and create an action plan to implement relevant actions at the University

Create guidance and improve communications about plastic consumption and disposal in laboratories 

Activities

Research best practice for reducing single-use lab plastics and create an action plan, guidance, and improved communications on this subject (April - September 2019)

Progress in Q3

For the laboratory plastics project in Q3, a brief and project work plan have been generated. Following the outlined deliverables, a survey on laboratory plastics use and recycling has been written and is ready to circulate by June, and best practice research has been conducted on this topic. 

Project Status
RAG Status
Time
GREEN
Cost
GREEN
Scope
GREEN
Overall
GREEN
Change Status
Has formal escalation taken place?
No
Activity
Approved budget
0.0 days
Activity this month
0.0 days
Activity this year
0.0 days
Activity to date
0.0 days
Estimate to complete current year
0.0 days
Estimate to complete future years
0.0 days

Project Info

Project
SLB2 Utilities, Waste and Carbon Saving
Code
SLB2
Programme
SRS - Sustainable Laboratories (SLB)
Project Manager
Andrew Arnott
Project Sponsor
Michelle Brown
Current Stage
Deliver
Status
In Progress
Start Date
01-Aug-2017
Planning Date
n/a
Delivery Date
n/a
Close Date
31-Jul-2022
Overall Priority
Normal

Documentation

Not available.