Green Labs

Green Labs is a resource to help UT Austin faculty, staff, and student researchers run more environmentally-friendly labs without sacrificing the integrity of their work. We strive to increase the sustainability of labs on campus by assisting researchers in minimizing waste, reducing water and energy use, and utilizing the concepts of Green Chemistry. Green Labs also focuses on student researcher education to help foster the next generation of sustainably-minded researchers and prepare students to enter a competitive workforce.

Our website is a great place to learn how to run a more sustainable lab. For even more tips and detailed guidance, we encourage you to look through our Green Labs Manual. Make sure to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

Always consult the Principal Investigator (PI) of the lab before implementing any changes.



Additional Resources

For more Green Labs information, check out these helpful resources!

  • My Green Lab- A non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources for researchers interested in running more sustainable labs. We highly recommend you check them out.
  • International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL)-An international organization with the mission of helping advance the safety and sustainability of labs and other high-tech facilities.
  • Smart Labs- A program of the Department of Energy focused on helping organizations run more efficient labs by minimizing safety and health risks, reducing energy use, and improving ventilation.