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University laboratories are energy and material intensive, consuming up to 10 times more energy than other academic spaces.

King’s manages a network of research laboratories across our campuses. King's staff across our laboratories are implementing leading innovative carbon reduction initiatives to help achieve our climate and sustainability ambitions.

While much has been done, there is plenty more to do. If you have any ideas, queries, or want to get involved with this growing area of sustainability please contact King’s Climate & Sustainability team.

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Get in touch if you would like to learn more about sustainability and climate action at King's, have a question or would like to collaborate.

LEAF at King's

We support the integration of sustainable laboratory operations and activities through the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) programme, with the aim of enrolling 100% of our labs. LEAF provides our research and technical staff with targets and guidance on how they can implement world class research whilst mitigating our impacts on the environments. Leaf actions help labs to save plastics, water, energy and other resources. By taking part in the programme, laboratories will reduce their carbon emissions and create an environment that supports research quality. If you and your team are part of the LEAF programme, you can access the framework here.

LEAF programme

Sustainable Science Committee

Environmental Science for Sustainability

The King's Sustainable Science Committee is chaired by the function lead for Research and Researchers, Martin Kirk. Consisting of a broad group of stakeholders, the committee supports high-level and strategic targets regarding environmental sustainability and our research programmes. Targets include integrating sustainability into all mechanisms of science operations, including equipment sharing, cold storage management, grant applications and more, as defined by the committee’s terms of reference.

Sustainable Science Committee ToR

Case studies

Find out about recent case studies from our lab Sustainability Champion teams.

Case studies

More about Sustainability at King’s