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A Comprehensive Process to Cost Effectively Achieve Safe, Energy Efficient, and Sustainable Labs

A Comprehensive Process to Cost Effectively Achieve Safe, Energy Efficient, and Sustainable Laboratory Buildings

February 14, 2014
1:30-2:30 PM EST

Presenters: Thomas Smith (Exposure Control Technologies, Inc.)

With operating costs that often exceed $7 per square feet, laboratory buildings offer tremendous opportunities to reduce energy consumption through optimization of the laboratory hoods and ventilation systems. Approximately 60% of the energy consumed by a laboratory building can be attributed to operation of the laboratory ventilation systems. The systems including chemical fume hoods, biological safety cabinets, and other exposure control devices are necessary to provide environments conducive to high quality research while protecting people from exposure to hazardous materials. Modification of the systems to minimize energy use while ensuring safe and productive laboratories requires careful planning and effective execution of renovation projects. Through work with the U.S. EPA, LBNL, the University of California-Irvine, and other top research organizations, a comprehensive process was developed to identify and prioritize energy reduction opportunities, establish appropriate operating specifications for lab safety, execute energy reduction projects, and implement a Lab Ventilation Management Program (LVMP) to minimize risk and maintain efficient operation. This presentation will describe the process to effectively execute lab renovation projects to achieve safe, energy efficient, and sustainable lab buildings. Register today. On the day of the webinar, dial 866-740-1260 to access audio.

Learning Objectives:

  • • Gain an understanding of requirements to achieve and maintain safe and productive laboratories
  • • Gain an understanding of energy conservation measures appropriate for laboratories
  • • Learn about the process for prioritizing opportunities and executing cost effective energy reduction projects.
  • • Learn how to maintain laboratory ventilation systems through implementation of a Lab Ventilation Management Program (LVMP)

Target Audience: Facilities managers, energy managers, environmental health and safety staff, sustainability officers, consulting engineers, and mechanical contractors that are associated with energy projects for laboratory buildings in government, university, pharmaceutical, chemical, biotech, or microelectronic research facilities

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