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Pittcon Short Course: Dreaming Green – Maximizing Energy Efficiency in the Modern Laboratory

Seminars & Workshops

Date: Thursday, March 09, 2017 - Thursday, March 09, 2017
Location: Pittcon Conference 2017 / Chicago, IL
Information: https://ca.pittcon.org/Technical+Program/tpabstra17.nsf/SCoursesByCat/A5D91449D4B9F30385257FE80051A84B

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Course Description

This course concentrates on energy efficient modifications for laboratory fume hood and biosafety cabinet ventilation systems, as well as ways to reduce water consumption during washing procedures. Topics include laboratory equipment overview, processes, safe practices, and layout. The aim of this course is to support a general understanding of energy and water efficiency found in modern laboratories compared with historically inefficient laboratory technologies and practices.

Target Audience

Lab and facilities managers or scientists who wish to save money over the life of their working lab by using energy- and resource-efficient equipment and processes.

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Course Outline

1. Efficiency to look for

  • a. Air Flow (CFM and annual cost)
  • b. Water (Stop flushing it away)
  • c. Raw Energy (What’s a Watt)
  •    i. Lighting Choices
  •    ii. Equipment Consumption

  • d. Heat (BTU/Hrs)
  •    i. Location of heat-generating equipment
  •    ii. Insulation
     
  • e. Operational Efficiency (i.e. time)
     

2. Fume hoods

  • a. VAV vs. CAV
  • b. High Performance Fume Hoods
  • c. Exhaust Blowers (multi-speed or VFD vs. VAV)
  • d. Ductless

3. Biological Safety Cabinets

  • a. For use with non hazardous chemistry
  • b. For use with hazardous chemistry
  • c. New technology for all Applications

4. Glassware Handling
 

  • a. Large Glassware Lab Through-put
  •    i. Hand washing
  •    ii. Automated washing
     
  • b. Volumetric Pipettes
  •    i. Bulk Water cycling
  •    ii. Automated cycling

Course Instructors

David Wasescha, Labconco Product Manager

Brian Garrett, LEED Green Associate

Beth Mankameyer, LEED Green Associate