Berkeley Lab strives to extend its leadership in sustainability-related research to the sustainability of its operations. Through continuous improvement, each of our initiatives seeks to:
Water Conservation Planning
2/18/14 - Historical cumulative precipitation plots show that the recent rain storms nudged us out of the driest years on record. Berkeley Lab is planning water conservation measures to achieve 20% reduction in water use intensity by 2020. Read more here.
Expanding the Waste Diversion Program
12/1/13 - Following on the success of the waste diversion pilot program at Building 74, Sustainable Berkeley Lab is expanding the waste diversion program in Material Sciences Division and Earth Sciences Division buildings. Read more here.
12/6/2013 - Berkeley Lab submitted its annual sustainability report to the Department of Energy. You are welcome to read the Site Sustainability Plan and peruse the data in the Consolidated Energy Data Report here.
10/31/13 - It's a new fiscal year, so it's time to reflect on our achievements from FY 2013. Here is a list of our big achievements.
Lab Adopts New Sustainability Policy
10/15/13 - Berkeley Lab has adopted a new policy that sets sustainability standards for new building construction. Read more here.