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  • Sustainability honored with inaugural DEI Impact Award
    UAB Sustainability was one of the first recipients of the Smart Energy Decisions’ (SED) DEI Impact Awards at the Net Zero Forum in September. The department and the Solar House and Sustainable Community were recognized for their work with local under-resourced communities to showcase renewable energy, energy efficiency, urban farming, and habitat protection.  
  • 3-peat on ice: UAB takes crown — again — in global Freezer Challenge
    Researchers across campus partnered with UAB Sustainability to save nearly 1 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and earn highest honors in the International Laboratory Freezer Challenge for the third year in a row. Find out how they did it.
  • New partnership enables researchers to share supplies, reduce costs
    Research requires materials from the largest pieces of equipment to the smallest microcentrifuge tubes. When there are extra materials, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers send them to the UAB Surplus Warehouse for proper processing and disposal. While other researchers can comb through the supplies and take them back to their labs, it’s been a tedious task as it can’t be done online. UAB Sustainability has partnered with a shared resource platform – Rheaply – to make sharing supplies as easy as a click of a button.


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