Green Fund Projects

Chemical inventory & Waste Management System

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Purchase of a 2-year University-level site license for a Chemical Inventory management system bar-code reader technology. The system will greatly improve Penn's ability to reduce the purchase of hazardous chemicals and reduce the University's hazardous waste stream. This pilot project within the Department of Chemistry will ideally expand to other departments, schools, and centers

Project Leader: 
Matthew Finucane, Executive Director, Environmental Health & Radiation Safety (EHRS) & Matthew Lane, Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Science Operations for the Department of Chemistry
Project Sponsor: 
Matthew Lane, Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Science Operations for the Department of Chemistry
Status: 
In Progress

Fact

The 2014 Power Down Challenge resulted in a combined savings of over 35,000 kWh across campus –enough to power 3.3 homes’ electricity for one year.