The Green Lab Incentives Fund

Funding new sustainable initiatives and projects to all certified Green Labs at Emory University.

The Green Lab Incentives Fund Benefits

Emory University’s Green Labs program enhances sustainable development and innovations in university research andteaching labs through the Green Lab Incentives Fund. The Green Lab Incentives Fund supports laboratories participating in the Green Labs at Emory Program by offering funding to implement sustainable processes and procedures in Emory’s laboratories. Creative proposals are welcome for initiatives that seek new knowledge and make sustainable practices feasible. Grants up to $5,000 may be awarded. Faculty, staff, and students from research and teaching laboratories in Emory University and Emory Healthcare are eligible to apply for the Green Lab Incentives Fund.

Incentives Fund Proposal applications for the 2018-2019 funding cycle are currently closed.

This page gives you access to see other research and teaching laboratories’ Incentives Fund highlights, as well as their Green Lab Incentives Fund Final Reports.

How It Works

Green Lab Incentives Fund Final Reports section

Find Incentives Fund Final Reports from labs by department and learn about the methodologies and successes of each Incentives Fund project.

  • Oxford College Department of Chemistry
    • Harmon- 2016
  • School of Medicine
    • Quave Lyles- 2016
  • Winship Cancer Institute
    • Tucker-Burden- 2016
  • Rollins School of Public Health
    • Moe-2016
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Environmental Sciences
    • Brosi- 2016


Check out these highlights from participating Green Lab Incentives Fund research and teaching labs across Emory University.

In the Department of Chemistry…

  • The Blakey Lab reduces energy and water consumption with power strips for electronic equipment and by replacing water aspirators with recirculating vacuum pumps and solvent traps.
  • The Jui Lab reduces their carbon footprint by replacing cold-finger condensers with coil-condensers that use a recirculating chiller during rotary evaporation.

In the Department of Biology…

  • The Morran Lab reduces waste by testing and implementing reusable alternatives to disposable petri dishes.

At the Oxford College Department of Chemistry…

  • The Oxford College Chemistry teaching labs reduce waste by replacing disposable paper liners with reusable chemical-resistant trays and reduce water by connecting chillers to a chilled water loop system.

At the Oxford College Department of Biology…

  • The Oxford College Biology teaching labs reduce water consumption in student distillation procedures through the use of coolant pumps that recirculate water rather than using single pass-through water systems.
  • The Oxford College Biology labs reduce waste by recycling disposable nitrile gloves through the Kimberly-Clark RightCycle program, and reduced energy use by piloting motion sensors and comparing LED lighting with T8 fluorescent lighting in laboratories.

At Rollins School of Public Health…

  • The Moe Lab in Global Health reduces waste with rechargeable batteries.
  • The Levy Lab in Environmental Health reduces chemical, biological, and physical waste through reagent sharing, using reusable glass culture tubes, and using reusable pipette tip boxes.

At the School of Medicine…

  • The Quave Lab in Human Health saves energy after implementing a Freezer Management Plan and measuring its effect on energy consumption.

In the Department of Animal Resources…