Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Cold storage

Read best practice for cold storage: check if your ULT is set too low or if you need to clear out old samples. See if you could get a grant to replace an old unit.

Video: Cold storage (Lab Sustainability Webinar, March 2021, Andrew Arnott)
Cold storage (Lab Sustainability Webinar, March 2021, Andrew Arnott)

 

Did you know that each Ultra Low Temperature (ULT) freezer can use up to £1,000 of energy each year if not used efficiently? That’s roughly the same as the average UK home.

The University of Edinburgh has over 600 ULT freezers currently – and that number is growing. Luckily there are some quick and easy things you can do to make big reductions in the energy use of these vital and ubiquitous pieces of lab equipment.

 

Apply for the Sustainable Campus Fund

Replace old cold storage units with new with a grant from the Sustainable Campus Fund.

Apply for the Sustainable Campus Fund