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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:

Reduce Footprint
Cultivate a Living Lab
Institutionalize Sustainability




Lab is Reducing Water Use

3/27/14 - The Lab is taking several steps to reduce water use in response to the extreme drought and meet long-term water conservation goals. More >


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.


Annual Reporting

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.

Sustainability Achievements

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.

How? Visit our initiatives page to learn more.

Who? Feel free to contact us.