Excerpt from the 2013 impact analysis: Determined that the laboratory refrigerators and freezers in the McIntyre and Bellini buildings consume approximately 27,107 kWh and $65,000 annually.
By eliminating 20% of each the refrigerators, -20°C freezers, and -80°C freezers, McGill could save approximately $15,000 annually for these two buildings alone. By storing biological samples at ambient temperature, which we have demonstrated to be a reliable option, this could easily be achieved.
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marianna [dot] newkirk [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Marina Newkirk) (Phase I)
stephanie [dot] leclerc [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Stéphanie H. Leclerc) (Phase II)