Sustainability Problem and Proposed Solution: 

Electricity use by inefficient laboratory equipment is a major contributor to UCSC’s carbon footprint. Our one-year action plan will replace highly inefficient domestic freezer/refrigerator combination units with benchtop manual defrost -20C freezers and single-door 4C deli-case style scientific refrigerators. We also have two 60s era, inefficient double-door 4C refrigerators that must be replaced. Greater energy efficiency for the Biology Teaching Laboratories at UCSC is our goal.

Project Categories: 
Buildings & Facilities
Energy & Climate
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Project End Date: 
Affiliated Department, Unit or College: 
Physical and Biological Sciences
Project Location: 
On campus

Thimann Laboratories