Site sustainability

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant fact sheet

Argonne National Laboratory's Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, expected to be operational in June 2016, will provide electricity and steam heat for the laboratory's campus and will replace aging equipment, a modernization of critical infrastructure. The 6.3 megawatt plant will provide $3 million in energy savings in its first year and more than $52.3 million within the first 15 years.

Used MRI magnets get a second chance at life in high-energy physics experimentsMay 21, 2015

Researchers at Argonne recently acquired two decommissioned magnets from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners from hospitals in Minnesota and California that will find a new home as proving grounds for instruments used in high-energy and nuclear physics experiments.

Argonne Energy Sciences Building achieves LEED Gold May 21, 2015

Argonne’s Energy Sciences Building has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Energy Sciences Building (ESB) brochure

The Energy Sciences Building (ESB) houses interdisciplinary scientists working at the outer boundaries of contemporary research to address complex issues associated with the transformation of global society through new sources of energy. Research at the ESB is expected to lead to significant advances in how the world consumes and conserves energy.

Argonne APCF achieves LEED Gold ratingFebruary 13, 2015

Argonne’s Advanced Protein Characterization Facility has received the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. Construction of the APCF was funded by the State of Illinois.

Argonne receives 2014 DOE Sustainability Award January 5, 2015

Argonne has been recognized with the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Award for its efforts towards meeting White House and DOE goals in energy performance contracting.

FY 2015 Argonne Site Sustainability Plan

Argonne National Laboratory is committed to reducing its environmental footprint. Our site sustainability goals are in line with U.S. Department of Energy goals, outlined in Presidential Executive Order 13514.

Using a unique approach, Argonne’s Sustainability and Environmental Program works hand-in-hand with programmatic scientists and engineers to develop infrastructure and site-wide improvements that not only reduce the laboratory’s greenhouse gas emissions and energy and water usage, but also help support the laboratory’s scientific mission.

Argonne receives 2014 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability AwardNovember 10, 2014

On Oct. 23, Argonne National Laboratory was presented with the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center’s 2014 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award. The award recognizes the lab’s continued excellence in sustainable practices used on its 1,500 acre campus.