Why laboratories and workshops?

The University has committed to reducing its carbon emissions with zero carbon from Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2035, accompanied by challenging Scope 3 targets. In order for us to achieve this we need to consider how we operate in all spaces across the University, including labs and workshops.

Laboratories and workshops are high resource use spaces which are estimated to use the following*

  • Three and ten times more energy than offices
  • Four times more water than offices

*My Green Lab

A male and female student in white lab coats in a Chemistry Lab

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