Cardinal Green Labs

As one of the world’s premier research institutions, Stanford is home to approximately 2 million square feet of laboratory space and over 5,000 different research projects at any given time. The cutting-edge research that takes place in these facilities often requires energy intensive equipment that must be run continuously to maintain the integrity of the research. Additionally, because of stringent Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) regulations, labs utilize a host of other systems requiring significantly more energy to operate than you might find in a standard academic building. Thus, lab space often represents a crucial opportunity to increase efficiency and reduce waste. 

The Cardinal Green Labs program aims to provide resources specifically tailored for laboratories to help them operate as sustainably as possible. For questions or suggestions regarding Cardinal Green Labs please contact Rashmi Sahai or call 650-736-7636.

Assess my lab

Take the Green Lab Assessment! Through this 30-minute online survey, you will learn how sustainable your lab is and discover easy tips for improvement. The assessment will also inform the Cardinal Green Labs team about the programs and resources you need to implement sustainable practices in your lab.


The Green Lab Assessment was created in partnership with the non-profit organization My Green Lab

Cardinal Green Labs Programs

 Chemical Handling
Energy Programs
Lab Waste
Water Conservation