Choose Your Lab Equipment with Conscience Intact

For a quarter of a century you’ve been able to buy a kitchen fan that the EPA and Department of Energy have verified is efficient, even though 45% of the people who own them hardly use them.  Meanwhile, the average autoclave wastes almost an Olympic swimming pool’s worth of water each year, and no one … Continue reading “Choose Your Lab Equipment with Conscience Intact”

Fighting the Spread of African Swine Fever — Without Creating New Crises

African swine fever is a disease without cure or treatment that has a 90% mortality rate in pigs.  It’s currently affecting parts of Africa, Eastern Europe, and Western Asia, killing off backyard livestock that people rely on for food and trade. UC Davis Finds Solutions to African Swine Fever Esther Kukielka, a graduate student at … Continue reading “Fighting the Spread of African Swine Fever — Without Creating New Crises”

Bringing Accountability, Consistency, and Transparency to Autoclave Suppliers and Sustainable Research Lab Operations

Priorclave—North America’s market-defining research-grade autoclave supplier—is proud to be the first autoclave supplier in the world to carry My Green Lab’s ACT Label. As My Green Lab Executive Director Allison Paradise explained in a recent interview: “There have been huge changes in life science lab operations and procurement since 2013, when My Green Lab was … Continue reading “Bringing Accountability, Consistency, and Transparency to Autoclave Suppliers and Sustainable Research Lab Operations”

U.S. autoclave supplier leading the way in green lab accountability, consistency, and transparency

FACT: A research lab likely has a 400% larger carbon footprint than an oil company office According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average research labs consumes five times more energy than a typical office space of the same size, and uses hundreds of times as much water. Autoclaves are a major contributor to … Continue reading “U.S. autoclave supplier leading the way in green lab accountability, consistency, and transparency”

Lightbulbs Alone Aren’t Going to Save Us 20% by 2020

Universities, like homeowners, are saving money on their energy bills by switching to LED bulbs. Kansas University recently replaced 4,500 bulbs across campus, an effort that’s expected to net the institution an annual savings of more than $61,000. And that’s just lightbulbs. Northwestern University is taking part in the 90-day Energy Star challenge this autumn with … Continue reading “Lightbulbs Alone Aren’t Going to Save Us 20% by 2020”