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Berkeley Lab strives to extend its leadership in sustainability-related research to the sustainability of its operations.

Sustainable Berkeley Lab works collaboratively with partners across the Lab to reduce our environmental footprint, engage research to meet sustainability challenges, and improve institutional practices.


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Successful Energy Optimization Pilot

4/30/15 - The energy optimization pilot project in Building 15 has reduced natural gas use by 50%. More>

John Elliott’s Earth Week Energy Technologies Seminar

4/24/15 - Officer John Elliott presented plans and progress to deeply decarbonize the Lab, focusing on our building portfolio (including both new construction and retrofit activities). More>


Volunteers Helped Launch a Composting and Gardening Study

4/22/15 - In honor of Earth Day, a group of volunteers and SBL helped ESD researchers set up a gardening and composting study aiming to better understand the nutrient ratios in compost and how the ratio influences plant growth. More>

Waste Crew

Waste Assessment Lessons

4/21/15 - A group of volunteers trekked to Golden Bear Transfer Station in Richmond, CA to sort and weigh Berkeley Lab’s landfill waste collected over one week. More>