Green is Good

April 8, 2013

It’s the week before Easter, but outside my window there are still patches of snow on the ground. To which I say, enoug...

Energy Improvements

April 4, 2013

From task lighting to zone systems, solutions abound for improving your lab's energy usage

Going Greener

April 4, 2013

Equipment vendors continue making strides to reduce energy use and consumables.
Green Lab Design: Mostly About Air

Green Lab Design: Mostly About Air

December 10, 2012

Since energy and natural resource consumption are huge components of a lab’s operating expenses, no lab design today ig...

Springtime… Green time

April 6, 2012

Here in my neck of the woods in Northwestern New Jersey, spring arrived weeks ago, which the early and abundant forsythia flo...

Improving Sustainability

April 6, 2012

Many companies have made the decision to improve the sustainability of their operations, facilities, and products. They are d...

Saving Energy, Saving Money

April 3, 2012

In 2002, when Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Berkeley, California, decided to build the Molecular Foundry la...

Don’t Forget the Green

October 7, 2011

It’s really not optional anymore. Sustainable design must be a part of the holistic approach to building a lab....

Greening Older Laboratories

April 6, 2011

How does a research facility or biotech company with older laboratories update existing facilities to current energy conserva...

Optimizing Energy Efficiency

April 6, 2011

Most laboratory managers recognize that they can improve the energy efficiency of their labs by implementing commonsense tact...

Design Focus: Sustainability

September 9, 2010

With the issue of sustainability fast becoming ubiquitous in our culture, the benefits of green design and building are prize...

Energy Retrofit

April 2, 2010

A laboratory energy retrofit process begins with an energy audit in which all aspects of a buildings energy usage are examine...