Take a short walking tour of the Energy Sciences Building (ESB) on Thursday, April 21, 2016, and learn about the building’s sustainable features. Participants will learn how the ESB earned a LEED Gold rating. They will also tour unique, behind-the-scenes mechanical systems that keep occupants safe and comfortable and save the laboratory energy and operating … Read More
Did you know that improperly inflated tires can reduce your vehicle’s gas mileage by 0.3 percent for each pound per square inch (PSI) drop in each underinflated tire?
Employees are invited to visit Building 046 on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, from 11 to 1 p.m. to have their vehicle tires checked and filled.
Be sure … Read More »
Take a relaxing, 30-minute walk in a forested area and learn about Argonne’s natural resources on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The walk will be guided by natural resource experts and ecology researchers.
Participants will learn about the history of our forested areas, invasive species control efforts and projects to re-establish native woodland plant species, as … Read More »
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. This maxim is familiar to each of us. But does observing this hierarchy really minimize negative environmental impacts? The answer varies by material and may involve tradeoffs. Is it better to recycle paper or use it as an alternative energy source? What’s the difference in energy used to recycle aluminum cans versus … Read More »
Earth Week is a time for each of us to focus on the role we play in our planet’s ecosystem and take positive action to help reduce our environmental impact.
Be a part of our Argonne community by participating in a set of fun, thoughtful activities during Earth Week, April 18-22, 2016.
Monday, April 18 … Read More »
Bike Share bicycles will be deployed campus-wide in the beginning of April. The Bike Share Program provides employees with bicycles as a healthy, sustainable and fun way to travel around Argonne’s campus.
Bike Share bicycles must remain on site at all times and are not allowed in the surrounding forest preserve. Helmets are required when … Read More »
By Karen Kosky, Sustainability Program Manager, Facilities Management and Services
The daily work commute is common to most of us, but the way we experience it varies from person to person. Some people enjoy the commute time, using it as an opportunity to be alone with their thoughts. Others dread it as a chore.
Argonne’s … Read More »
For decades, the work week was defined by commuting to a specific location, nine to five, Monday through Friday. Today, many employers, including Argonne, provide their staff with alternative work schedules with flexible and compressed work hours that fit individual needs and promote a healthy work-life balance.
If you are interested in adopting an alternative … Read More »
Driving alone to work generates about 97 percent of Argonne’s greenhouse gas emissions related to employee commuting. The laboratory has a contractual obligation to the U.S. Department of Energy to reduce this source of emissions.
In 2014, 28 percent of employees telecommuted at least occasionally. This helped in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and … Read More »
Argonne has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its sustainable acquisition practices with the FY 2015 GreenBuy Gold Award. Read More »
- 2018 Li-SM3 ConferenceApril 25 - 8:30 am
- ULab Computation, Simulation and TheoryApril 25 - 9:00 am
- Scalable Unsupervised Learning Approaches for Analysis of Large Geo-Spatio-Temporal DatasetsApril 25 - 10:30 am