In 2002, CSP received funding from the US EPA, Office of Solid Waste to
benchmark current practices and evaluate the viability of external, chemical
management companies to assist educational institutions in chemical management.
The project delivered two case studies demonstrating “best practices” in
chemical management in educational institutions for the University of New
Hampshire and UC Merced. Additionally, CSP managed two pilot projects with
UC Merced and Dartmouth College to explore whether CMS could more cost effectively
facilitate chemical management in an educational setting. This project provided
critical information on chemical management alternatives for educational
and research institutions and the ability of external CMS providers to meet
Download the final research report on CMS in educational institutions.
Case Study: University of New Hampshire
Based on its leadership in approaching chemical management, the University
of New Hampshire was selected as a case study to illustrate current chemical
management “best practices” in educational settings.
View the completed case study.
Pilot Project: Dartmouth College
Dartmouth College was recruited to participate in a pilot CMS program. The
pilot explored whether a CMS program could more cost effectively facilitate
chemical management, including the reduction and elimination of mercury,
in an educational setting.
Pilot Project: UC Merced
CSP also worked with University of California Merced - a research campus
in the UC system - to assess the feasibility of the CMS model at this new
institution. UC Merced provided an interesting opportunity, as the new facilities
have the ability to plan their chemical management from the ground up.
For more information, download the one-page CSP brochure (pdf file)
or download the two-page EPA/OSWER brochure (pdf file).
The project is funded by the U.S. EPA, Office of Solid Waste.