Certification

UPDATE AS OF April 7, 2021: The Green Labs assessment is currently phasing in recertifications as we transition to more on-campus activities. We will be contacting all of our currently certified labs to inform them of reaching their recertification dates, however, all certified labs are eligible for recertification!

 

Certification Rankings

Levels of certification are determined by percentage points calculated based on the online self-assessment and walk-through evaluation.

 

Platinum (Pt): Achieved by labs with exceptional continuous sustainable practices and labs who maintain their level of certification by showing their overall commitment to reducing their carbon footprint. Labs must achieve 90% of total points to receive a Platinum certification.

Gold (Au): Granted to labs who incorporate an excellent amount of sustainable practices and labs devoted to goals of improvement. Labs must achieve 75% - 89% of total points to receive a Gold certification.

Silver (Ag): Awarded to labs who incorporated a great amount of sustainable practices. Labs must achieve between 61% - 74% of total points to receive Silver certification.

Copper (Cu): Given to labs who have incorporated a substantial amount of sustainable practices. Labs must be between 50% - 60% of total points to receive a Copper certification.

 

Recertification

Phase 1: Complete an Online Self-Assessment

April 7, 2021: We are currently beginning to re-introduce certifications for RE-CERTIFICATIONS of labs as we transition to more on-campus activities. We will be contacting all of our currently certified labs to inform them of reaching their recertification dates.

If you are in the process of recertification, make a copy of our new in-house Green Lab Self-Assessment to begin!

Green Lab Certification Assessment Form 

Green Lab Assessment document - make a copy! (45 minutes to 1 hour)

 

Phase 2: Walk-through Evaluation

A quick walkthrough of lab space(less than 30 minutes) conducted by the Green Labs team

 

Phase 3: Follow-Up 

Certification awarded along with Green Labs package 

 

Benefits

  • Recognition as a model for cutting edge laboratory sustainability
  • Increased research efficiency
  • Access to resources provided by the UC Green Lab team
  • Certified labs qualify for retrofit and equipment upgrade programs*
  • Karma bonus points for environmental friendliness!