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UCC receives award for sustainable lab practice
December 19, 2022

Dr F. Jerry Reen’s lab in the BioSciences Institute has recently been presented with the Bronze LEAF Award for their efforts in developing sustainable practices within the lab environment. The Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) scheme was organised at University College Cork by Mr Pat Mehigan and the GreenLab Team. In a practical sense, the LEAF is designed to deliver a structured path for improvements in laboratory efficiency and energy conservation, making the lab and its environment more sustainable.

We would encourage anyone interested in participating in the LEAF scheme to contact the GreenLab Team. It made a significant difference to our energy conservation efforts in the lab and we can already see the carbon and financial savings arising from improvements made under this scheme” Mr David Woods (Senior Researcher and LEAF Project Lead in the Reen lab)

Pictured: Mr David Woods (left) being presented with the Bronze LEAf Award on behalf of the Reen lab in the BioSciences Institute. Also receiving a Bronze LEAF Award is Dr Francis Harrington (School of Chemistry).

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