Site sustainability

Argonne and Dept. of Energy receive EPA’s Federal Green Challenge AwardMay 15, 2014

Argonne National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have been recognized with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Federal Green Challenge Award in the waste reduction category.

FY 2014 Argonne Site Sustainability Plan

Argonne National Laboratory has developed a set of site sustainability goals and strategies, in-line with U.S. Department of Energy goals, to reduce the laboratory's environmental footprint. Presidential Executive Order 13514 requires all federal facilities to improve their environmental, energy and economic performance and to achieve targeted reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

Something new under the sun: Argonne makes sustainability stridesSeptember 13, 2013

Argonne grew a fine crop of solar panels last summer.

Argonne Site Environmental Reports

Since 1972, Argonne's has monitored the environment of its Illinois site and each year issued public reports on its findings.
The latest reports are available here. An archive of reports since 1972 is also available on request.

Argonne recognized by Energy Secretary Chu for greenhouse gas reductionsMay 30, 2012

Argonne National Laboratory is leading the way in greenhouse gas reductions, particularly with the recapture and recycling of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). SF6 is a gas used in industry as an anti-arcing agent. It is an extremely potent greenhouse gas — one pound of SF6 is equivalent to 12 tons of carbon dioxide.