Conference Focuses on Lab Energy Efficiency to Help Mass. Reduce GHG Emissions

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Green Labs Symposium Promotes More Energy-Efficient Labs

The Harvard Crimson, March 28, 2014

Leaders from the higher education, healthcare, and biotech sectors gathered Thursday to discuss the best practices for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting energy efficiency in labs around the region.

Sponsored by the Boston Green Ribbon Commission, the power company NSTAR, and National Grid electricity and gas companies, the day-long symposium served as an opportunity to help Massachusetts meet its climate goals and promoting resource conservation in labs.

Mariella Puerto, a senior program officer at the Barr Foundation, which sponsors the Green Ribbon Commission, said that the company hopes to help the state of Massachusetts reach its greenhouse gases goals. The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008 mandates that the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050.

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