THIS SITE IS NOW A LEGACY ONE. OUR WORK IS CURRENTLY FOCUSED ON LABS AND SCIENCE FACILITIES AND CAN BE ACCESSED VIA WWW.EFFECTIVELAB.ORG.UK
We provide guidance (e.g. cases, guides, white papers), networking and tools on sustainability - and especially energy and resource efficiency - in knowledge-intensive organisations. We began, and retain a strong presence, in universities but now also work in health, hitech, pharma and similar areas.
Labs have a large energy and environmental footprint. In collaboration with US Labs 21, we're showing that this can be reduced - creating business benefits too - and providing assessment and improvement tools for designers, technicians and users.
Information and communication technology is effectively steam-powered as its production and use is very dependent on fossil fuel-derived electricity. Our JISC-funded projects on scientific computing, conferencing and (as partners) incentives for energy efficient ICT and intelligent laboratories are helping to reduce this burden.
We project managed the BREEAM Higher Education scheme (and its special lab credits) for the sector, and our benchmarking data and guides can help to improve operational performance.
We founded the sector's Green Gown Awards, and our old HEEPI site has still useful materials such as a campus sustainability assessment tool, cases, guides and transport surveys.