Green Purchasing

The Sustainable Acquisition (SA) program is one aspect of Fermilab’s Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization program and helps Fermilab to reduce its impact on the environment. SA focuses on the purchase of products that are efficient (in water or energy use), contain sustainable components (either biobased products or alternative fuel use) or contain recycled content. SA is considered for every purchase Fermilab makes.

Fermilab’s stockroom supplies common use products for the Fermilab community, including a number of “green” products to help minimize Fermilab’s impact to the environment.

The stock room supplies energy-efficient light bulbs, nontoxic cleaners, remanufactured toner cartridges, 100 percent recycled paper products and continues to search out green alternatives for other stock items.

The cafeteria uses Energy Star dishwashers.

Energy Star dishwashers

Energy Star dishwasher

The cafeteria also uses disposable dinnerware made from corn products, and the rest is reusable.