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Green Team

@ CCU

Environmentally conscious
laboratories and hospitals

We are a grassroots movement made up of staff at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU). Our mission is to help transform the CCU, a research institute and clinic, into a positive example of environmental sustainability in research, medicine and workplace practices.


Why are we motivated to reduce the adverse environmental impacts of our work?

  • Health-care facilities use over 2.7 times the energy consumption of a typical commercial building.

  • Hospitals in the US spend over $5 billion annually on energy (1-3% of the operating budget or 15% of profits).

  • The UK NHS carbon footprint is more than 18mio tonnes of CO2 each year (25% of total public sector emissions).

  • The typical laboratory uses 3-6 times more energy than the typical office building (50-80% due to ventilation systems).

  • Hospitals and laboratories are significant consumers of water and producers of waste.

Our Goals

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Hospital
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Green Research

Environmentally friendly practices at the bench

Green Medicine

Reducing the footprint of top-notch care

Green Workplace

Promoting eco-friendly practices between experiments

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Resources

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Green Tips

Tidbits to make every day more green

Contact

Want to find out more or join the team?
Send us a message to share your thoughts and ideas!

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Avenida Brasília

1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal

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