Registration is now open for the 2013 free ASHRAE Webcast, "Assessing Building Energy Performance—From Principles to Practice." The Webcast will be held Thursday, April 18 from 1-4 PM EDT. Speakers will address the importance of building energy performance and its far-reaching implications in both new and existing buildings, as well as the opportunities that assessing building energy performance presents.
Construction continues at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Facility for Low-Energy eXperiments on Buildings (FLEXLAB). Groundbreaking took place in December marking what LBNL called, "… a new era for research on energy-efficient buildings."
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, which opened a 60,000 ft2 science and education campus on the East Boothbay waterfront in December 2012, has achieved confirmation of LEED Platinum status. The campus consists of three interconnected science and education buildings, along with a shorefront facility and dock.
Sunoptics, a leader in high-performance prismatic daylighting solutions, received a Green Leadership Award for its energy-efficient daylighting solutions from the Sacramento Business Journal. The Green Leadership Awards recognize the region's people, companies, and organizations that are developing and implementing the most transformative green technologies, products, and services.
The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing has released its new RoofPoint Energy and Carbon Calculator, which is designed to help roofing professionals measure the energy and environmental benefits of modern roof system technologies.
The new Captair Flow fume hoods from Erlab are designed to protect samples handled in the enclosure using very low energy consumption. Air entering the enclosure is free of any external contamination and provides an ultraclean work atmosphere which protects contamination-sensitive samples.
The Protector XStream laboratory hood from Labconco is a high-performance fume hood which operates well at low air volumes. The Protector XStream uses patented features that work together to significantly reduce the concentrations of contaminants in areas behind the sash opening and near the user's breathing zone.
Air Science's PURAIR 5 ductless fume hoods feature a high level of operator protection where routine work is being carried out. The units exceed OSHA, ANSI, and all relevant international standards. The ductless design eliminates installation costs and allows the unit to be positioned over a sink or benchtop.
NuAire's FumeGard NU-162 and NU-164 By-Pass Fume Hoods combination vertical/horizontal sash offer the user an option of opening the sash by sliding the window up and down or side to side. These fume hoods are suited for operations where only personnel protection is required.
The renovation aimed to improve the teaching and learning experience and be a pilot project to test ideas for collaboration, technology, and layout for future laboratory renovations. Over the years, renovations in the building had tapped out the exhaust systems, fire alarm panels, and electrical service.
Developed on a former brownfield site on New Orleans' famous Canal Street, the BioInnovation Center serves as an incubator facility in the downtown medical district of New Orleans. The facility was programmed for multitenant use in the science and medical fields. The building design supports laboratories of varying sizes and biosafety levels, as well as diverse ventilation and "wet" research needs.
TROX DID632 active chilled beams provide comfortable air conditioning of rooms with a high demand for cooling. Chilled beams provide sensible cooling to the space by using a combination of primary air and chilled water (typically ≥56 F).
The Palomar Medical Center (PMC) in Escondido, Calif., designed by CO Architects, has been named “Best of the Best Health Care Project” nationally and California’s “Best Overall Project” and “Best Health Care Project” by Engineering News-Record.
Down overall to 7.7% in February from 7.9% in January, the U.S. Department of Labor's February employment report showed growth by 3,100 jobs in architectural and engineering services. This is 1.3% of the 236,000 overall jobs gained during the same time period.
Construction on Bowling Green's new Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) laboratory is expected to begin this summer. The facility will be located near Bowling Green State University's science buildings. Construction could be complete by fall 2014.