Amherst College in Western Massachusetts has installed a series of research-grade, Web-based weather stations to monitor the performance of two green roof demonstration plots for its new science center. The college plans to cover the rooftop of the new building with vegetation to help offset interior cooling costs, and help the four-story, 250,000-square-foot facility blend in with its natural surroundings.
The Safestore vented chemical storage cabinets from Air Science are suited for storage of noxious or odorous chemicals. These cabinets minimize health and environmental risks in handling chemical vapors and residues, VOCs, and general laboratory functions.
Sheldon Manufacturing’ s SHEL LAB Model 2428H is a 27-cubic-foot incubator that features active humidity control up to 95%. Compared to water pan humidity generation, the 2428H humidity system provides less evaporation of culture media and eliminates a potential source for contamination.
Torrey Pines Scientific’s larger EchoTherm vibration-free benchtop chilling incubators are suited for protein crystallography and other life science laboratory uses. The incubators are 100-L capacity and are Peltier-based for heating and chilling.
Completion of the Sherman Center nearly doubles the research capacity of the Worcester campus with half-million square feet of interdisciplinary research and education space designed to maximize collaboration among scientists, educators, and students across multiple fields. It is the new home of the Advanced Therapeutics Cluster and contains wet research space for more than 90 investigators.
The Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building at the University of Colorado, Boulder is designed as research “neighborhoods.” Offices for the scientific faculty are located across the Main Street from their laboratories to create interactions among the researchers as they transit from laboratory to office and back.
The University at Buffalo (UB) has unveiled HOK's design for its new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The seven-story, 500,000 ft2 medical school will be one of the largest buildings constructed in Buffalo in decades.
Howard University and Turner Construction Company, along with the project team of Brailsford & Dunlavey, HDR Architecture, and Lance Bailey & Associates, will break ground on a new Interdisciplinary Research Building (IRB) on April 18, 2013.
HDR TMK has been selected to design its first science and technology project in Europe—the Center of Integrated Diabetes Research at the Helmholtz Center in Munich. The four-story, multidisciplinary life science research center will include more than 50,000 ft2 (4,700 SM) of space dedicated to diabetes research.
AIA announced the winners of the 2013 AIA TAP BIM Awards program, which highlights best practices in the utilization of BIM technology. The 2013 AIA TAP BIM Award recipient is the Health Science Education Building, Pheomix Biomedical Campus, Los Angeles. The winners will be honored during the AIA National Convention in Denver on June 19, 2013.
A team of researchers at Stanford University has designed an entirely new form of cooling structure that cools even when the sun is shining. Such a structure could vastly improve the daylight cooling of buildings by reflecting sunlight back into the chilly vacuum of space.
The challenge of making concrete greener—reducing its sizable carbon footprint without compromising performance—is just like the world's most ubiquitous manufactured material—hard! But, according to a new report from NIST, the potential engineering performance, energy efficiency, and environmental benefits make it a challenge worth tackling.
New recommendations by a National Research Council (NRC) expert panel on green and sustainable building performance could lead to a revolution in building science by creating the first large building performance database, says panel member Paul Fisette, a nationally recognized sustainable building expert at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The College of Public Health Building at the University of Iowa has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, the highest standard for green design. It is the first academic building on Iowa’s campus to earn the designation.
In the midst of a crisis, chemical eye burn victims will instinctively scramble to the sink for relief. The Speakman SEF-1850 was designed with those natural reflexes in mind by combining a single hole installation faucet with an independently operated eyewash to install into any laboratory sink.