Ask for Energy Star appliances and instrumentation, and, with the help of the Sustainability Office or My Green Lab, look for rebates before purchasing capital equipment.
Freezers, refrigerators, and ice machines are just three examples of Energy Star appliances that can be purchased for the lab. And for those appliances and instruments for which Energy Star is not available, there may be utility-company-sponsored rebates. Utility companies often offer incentives to help offset the cost of purchasing energy-efficient equipment, and your Sustainability Office can help you navigate this process.
For more information about Energy Star, please click here.