Energy and water conservation
Argonne is committed to keeping its energy and water consumption to a minimum. The laboratory aspires to be a responsible steward of its public funding and a good neighbor to the surrounding communities.
Argonne's sustainability plan calls for efforts in several areas, from "cool roofs" to landscaping with native plants that require little or no watering. See "Strategies" for details.
Category Archives: Energy & Water Conservation
Argonne National Laboratory recently installed an underground geothermal heating and cooling system to control temperatures in its visitor’s center. Read more. Posted May 1, 2012
By Devin Hodge, Sustainability Program Manager The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory recently received green building designations for two of its facilities. The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) recently obtained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver … Read More
By Diana Anderson, Writer/Editor, CEP Argonne’s sustainability program is installing Solatube skylights in a retrofit pilot program at a few select locations on site. Solatubes allow light to travel several floors down and past right angles, making for bright, natural … Read More
A new program to evaluate use of “once-through” water – water that is directly discharged after use and not recycled – has resulted in an annual cost saving of $68,000. Argonne’s Facilities Management and Services (FMS) Division recently started a … Read More
Argonne was the recipient of the 2010 DOE E-Star Award for the “Innovative Cooling of Supercomputers.” An innovative, energy-saving approach to cooling Argonne’s Blue Gene/P supercomputer was recognized with an Environmental Sustainability (EStar) award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s … Read More