Sustainable ORNL

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Welcome to ORNL's Sustainable Campus

Who We Are

The Laboratory created the Sustainable Campus Initiative in 2008 to guide its transformation toward sustainability and ensure that efforts are benchmarked and tracked. By integrating sustainability into all its projects and activities, ORNL is meeting regulatory requirements and simultaneously reaping the benefits of being a sustainable campus—saving energy and reducing greenhouse gases.

Sustainability is incorporated into ORNL’s Laboratory Agenda for 2011, which stresses energy efficiency along with renewable and environmentally sound technologies and processes.

The Agenda commits the Laboratory to the following outcomes:

  • Showcase ORNL as a leader in sustainable energy research, development, deployment and practices,
  • Develop cross-directorate partnerships that leverage scientific discoveries and infrastructure functional needs to advance sustainability of ORNL’s campus,
  • Engage employees to support sustainable activities at work and at home,
  • Move ORNL toward the goal of a zero waste facility, and
  • Develop and deploy transformational technologies that will have a substantial impact on ORNL’s transportation and energy systems.

Sustainable Videos

Why Network Printing is Considered a Best Practice
Why Network Printing is Considered a Best Practice
Recycling Best Practices
Recycling Best Practices

Green Tips

The average American home can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets, and other household leaks?