Environmental Sustainability


Laboratories and technical spaces

We recognise that our technical spaces, which include, labs, workshops and performance areas, can consume a lot of resources. By their nature they consume more energy and produce more specialist waste streams than a typical office does. We want to support staff and students working in these spaces to efficiently manage these resources without negatively impacting upon the core activities taking place.

The following networks are currently available to join:

  • Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health – Sustainable Labs Network. To join email es@manchester.ac.uk

The networks are for all staff interested in sustainability in labs including those currently participating in LEAF (Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework). The networks share best practice in sustainable labs, provide advice and guidance, gather information and allow groups to learn from each other.

To register your interest in the networks please contact us

Visit our LEAF pages to find out more about starting or joining a LEAF team.

We have created guidance on how to reduce energy and water use in labs:

If you are in the Faculty of Humanities and would be interested in being part of a technical spaces group please get in touch.

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Did you know?

Laboratories can consume as much as five times more energy per square foot than typical offices.