Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


LEAF Audits

LEAF is a green lab standard to improve the sustainability and efficiency of laboratories. The LEAF programme, short for the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework, is a self-assessment tool targeted at research, teaching and medical laboratories.  

LEAF contains actions which lab users can take to save plastics, water, energy and other resources. By taking part in the programme, laboratories reduce their carbon emissions and create an environment that supports research quality. 

Laboratories are awarded either a Bronze, Silver, or Gold level depending on how many sustainability actions they take. 

A key feature of LEAF is that it allows participants to estimate what impact their changes have made (both in financial and carbon terms) with user-friendly calculators.