Argonne National Laboratory strives for sustainability during Earth Week

George Norek, architect of Argonne National Laboratory’s sustainability program, uses beakers filled with dyed liquid to explain how much water new faucets will save the laboratory at their 2013 Earth Day event on Tuesday. (Photo credit: Neil Holt/MEDILL).

By Neil Holt, Medill Reports — Energy consumption, reduction and coming energy solutions were the focus of Argonne National Laboratory’s “2013 Earth Day event” Tuesday. The event saw scientists and engineers working to educate each other on efforts to increase the laboratory’s sustainability. The event on the lab’s 1,500 acre campus near Lemont, presented a “town” facing more than typical energy challenges, but with minds and resources working to produce atypical solutions. Read more

Posted April 25, 2013