Several Penn State labs receive UN-endorsed sustainability certification

July 10, 2023

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on Penn State News. Four College of Engineering-affiliated research groups and laboratories — the Chmley Research Group, Kappe Environmental Engineering Laboratories, the Ultrafast and Nonlinear Optics Lab and the Dr. Ramakrishnan Rajagopalan Group — received the certification discussed in the story. The article also mentions a grant funded by the Leonhard Center for Enhancement of Engineering Education.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Fifteen Penn State research labs have earned My Green Lab certifications at one of the three highest levels available: gold, platinum or green. The certification is recognized by the United Nations as a key measure toward the goal of a zero-carbon future. The Penn State Sustainable Labs Program, launched in 2022, piloted the international certification program at the University, and will welcome 25 new research labs from across the commonwealth to participate in the coming academic year. Applications are due on Aug. 10.

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