Green Labs Workshop

Created by ACS Green Chemistry Institute® on Apr 28, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015 at Michigan State University Secchia Center

Starts at 4:30 PM · Ends at 5:30 PM, EDT (America/New_York)

  • ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, Intertek, International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality are hosting a Green Labs Workshop on Monday, May 11 at the Michigan State University Secchia Center in Grand Rapids from 12 to 4:30 pm.


The final workshop of the Michigan Green Labs Initiative and the launch of the West Michigan Green Labs Pilot, participants will learn how green lab programs promote green practices and environmentally-friendly, sustainable technology in laboratories that have been proven to reduce energy use by 30 to 50 percent.


Learn best practices in waste reduction, energy and water efficiency, green chemistry and environmental safety that will make your laboratory operations safer, more sustainable and cost-efficient. Case studies will feature examples from research, product testing, and health care relevant to manufacturers, municipalities, environmental consultants, chemical engineers, educators and other operators of academic or commercial labs.


Speakers include:

  • Daniel L. Doyle, Chairman, Grumman/Butkus Associates and Director, I2SL
  • Eric Saigeon, Sustainability Manager, USA & Canada, Intertek
  • Sudhakar G. Reddy, Sustainable Labs Coordinator, University of Michigan
  • Clinton S. Boyd, Principal, Green Chemistry & Sustainability, Steelcase Inc.

Participants will also be introduced to the Michigan Green Labs Self-Assessment, the new WMSBF Green Lab Resource Guide and the latest resources and initiatives from the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories, formerly Labs for the 21st Century.

Cost is $15 and includes lunch and parking.

The West Michigan Green Labs Pilot is a partnership of WMSBF and MDEQ funded through the Community Pollution Prevention Program. The pilot is an effort to increase adoption of MGLI protocols with a particular focus on organizations with existing sustainability programs. WMSBF staff is available to assist any interested organization in taking the MGL assessment or identifying other resources for improving the sustainability of West Michigan labs.

If you are interested in learning more about the green labs self-assessment tool or would like to attend the workshop contact Angela Miller (

Green Labs Workshop Monday, May 11 12 pm to 4:30 pm MSU Secchia Center Downtown Grand Rapids $15

Michigan State University Secchia Center