The University of Bristol has achieved 100% LEAF
We have become the first university in the world to achieve institution-wide Green Labs certification. Each of our 990 STEM labs has gained LEAF certification to help them run more sustainably and save large amounts of energy, water, consumables and funding.
Institutional LEAF: The crucial role of technical staff
Find out how our fantastic technical staff were key to coordinating LEAF within our Schools and helped us to become the first university in the world to achieve 100% Green Lab Certification.
Responsible research and the race to net zero science
A feature from our Sustainable Science Manager Anna Lewis discussing the importance of making sure sustainability-focused behaviours filter through to our work lives. This is particularly important in a resource-intensive sector such as STEM research, where the high environmental impacts must be recognised and minimised.
Introducing LEAF (Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework)
An introduction to LEAF, the Green Labs certification that we have chosen to use to reduce the impact of our STEM facilities. Led by UCL and chosen by 16 institutions, LEAF is a lab sustainability certification tool designed to help labs reduce their impact and save resources and funding.
Success Stories: The Faculty of Life Sciences and UniGreenScheme
Find out how the collaboration between the Faculty of Life Sciences and lab equipment reuse program, UniGreenScheme, prevented 10 tonnes of waste, 25 tonnes of CO2 emissions, and generated over £22,000 in financial benefit.
LEAF: a new approach to achieving laboratory sustainability
An introduction to LEAF and reasons to choose it as your Green Labs certification tool, by the Sustainability Exchange.
The pipette repair shop
Green labs team member Clara Brigatta collaborates with Labconcious on this article about the Pipette Repair Shop, started by technical staff in the University of Bristol, and how it promotes a circular economy in the lab.
How to start a micropipette repair program
Read Labconcious' article about our micropipette repair program started by technical staff in the Biomedical Sciences Building, and find out how to start your own.
How did the University of Bristol achieve 100% Green Labs?
A Labconcious feature on how, with the help of our fantastic technical staff from across the institution, we became the first in the world to achieve institutional Green Labs certification.