Determining what makes a lab “sustainable” isn’t always clear-cut
New ultra-thin coating responds to heat and cold
Scientists often overlook some of the intuitive but less-obvious ways to reduce energy use in the lab
Existing laboratories provide significant opportunities to reduce utility consumption, improve sustainability, and manage costs.
Maintaining a safe environment and streamlining operational costs are two top priorities for laboratories. Through energy efficient incentives and programs, labs are now able to take advantage of energy saving solutions without compromising lab safety or productivity.
Five steps from the Federal Energy Management Program to help labs become more energy efficient.
Ensuring that both new and existing laboratories are environmentally sustainable is not just a trendy label—it is a necessity.
Jim Coogan, P.E., will be speaking on “Applying [building automation systems] (BAS) to help users conserve energy” at the 2013 International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL Annual Conference) at 10 a.m. on September 24, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
An energy savings of 15 percent or more is available through the use of VAV laboratory exhaust ventilation systems. When properly designed, a VAV system can provide these savings without adversely impacting the air quality at downwind air intake locations or sensitive locations.