Good Campus Publications: ReportsThe Effective Laboratory Conference Programme
Details of the Effective Laboratory Conference Programme is available here for down load. The first day of the conference is being held in association with EMU, UBMA and UCLAS, when these associations will be holding there own conferences within the main conference. The conference will have general keynotes in the morning (see below), and eight parallel sessions in the afternoon (see full list in the downloadable document below). This will allow all the different laboratory communities (technical staff, researchers, facilities etc.) and disciplines (chemistry, life sciences etc.) to find content of interest. Many of the parallel session presentations will be on shortlisted applications for the S-Lab Awards 2013.
File Date: 03/05/13 | Filesize: 86 Kb
2013 Effective Laboratory Conference and S-Lab Awards shortlist
A flyer which describes the 2013 Effective Laboratory Conference and also lists the organisations shortlisted for the S-Lab 2013 Awards and the associated titles is available here.
File Date: 22/03/13 | Filesize: 186 Kb
The Effective Laboratory - Results of the 2012 S-Lab Awards and Conference
A report identifying best practice and strategic developments in laboratory design, management and operation, based on discussions at our 2012 York conference and case studies of the 28 winning and shortlisted applications for the 2012 Awards. You can also access 50 of the conference presentations and 12 video interviews with speakers via the Resources and Tools section. The interviews include ones with keynotes Wendell Brase, Vice-Chancellor of University of California Irvine; Neil Crossan of AstraZeneca; Jeremy Frey, Professor of Physical Chemistry at Southampton; Colin Gilmore Merchant of HOK; and Richard Middleton of Lilly. The report's points include: • 96% of post-conference survey respondents felt that there is scope to significantly increase laboratory efficiency and effectiveness without compromising quality of work and safety. • Key factors in achieving this are more pressure from funders of lab work; more focus on the topic by senior staff, and more cross-functional working, e.g. between technical staff and facilities (all chosen by over 50% of respondents). • New laboratory designs can double space utilisation, and reduce capital costs per scientist by 30% or more compared to predecessors. • Hundreds of millions of pounds could be saved over coming years by reducing unnecessary consumption and waste of chemicals, energy, materials, water and other resources. • IT will transform future laboratory practices and layouts, with more use of tablet computers, 4G telephony, electronic laboratory notebooks, cloud computing, simulation and specialist social networks (including ones with ‘blogging machines’). • Fast changing environments mean that adaptability is a key design issue, with some pharma companies now requiring an ‘exit strategy’ as part of the business case for any new or refurbished building in case science changes make it redundant within a few years. • Lab security is an increasingly important issue – for example, US experts found that they could source all components needed to build a CL3 lab from the Internet. The report can be downloaded from either www.goodcampus.org (our main site) or www.effectivelab.org.uk (the 2013 Awards and Conference site). Its' key aim is to demonstrate to senior managers that there are many opportunities to improve laboratory performance and so it is being sent to all VCs and Estates Directors in STEM-intense universities. If you'd like us to send additional copies to STEM-related PVCs or other senior lab decision-makers in your institution please send us details.
File Date: 16/01/13 | Filesize: 1,206 Kb
Conferencing in HE - Financial and Greenhouse Gas Benefits
Results for nine universities, plus scaled up (conservative) estimates suggesting that UK higher education has financial benefits of £66 million a year from avoided travel and subsistence costs, and freed up productive time,
File Date: 31/10/12 | Filesize: 618 Kb
RECSO Final Report - Increasing the Transparency of, and Accountability for, Energy-related Costs of ICT in Universities and Colleges
The final report of the SusteIT-related Responsible Energy Costs (RECSO) project examines the role of financial mechanisms such as devolved energy budgeting, shared costs/savings and whole life costing in reducing the £147 million a year of IT-related energy costs in FHE. Its conclusions – based on detailed cases on Cambridge, London and Manchester Universities, and other evidence - are that they could have considerable impact, but that this is not being achieved in practice. This not only makes costs higher than they need be, it also distorts decision-making.
File Date: 30/10/12 | Filesize: 360 Kb
Summary of all S-Lab Outputs
Summary of all S-Lab briefing papers, cases, reports and tools as of June 2012
File Date: 06/07/12 | Filesize: 321 Kb
Lab News Article on S-Lab Awards
Lab News has published an article How effective is your lab in the May 2012 issue of its magazine.
File Date: 04/05/12 | Filesize: 341 Kb
ICT Related Energy Use, Costs and Carbon Emissions in UK Universities and Colleges - Results from Use of the JISC/SusteIT Footprinting Tool
This paper summarises the findings from use of the JISC-funded SusteIT ICT Energy and Carbon Footprinting Tool to estimate the energy consumption, energy-related costs and carbon emissions associated with the ICT activity of 27 UK universities and colleges. (The results are available in an accompanying Master Results spreadsheet).
File Date: 19/04/12 | Filesize: 332 Kb
S-Lab Conference and Awards 2012 Report
Near final draft
File Date: 13/11/11 | Filesize: 1,186 Kb
S-Lab Environmental Good Practice Guide for Laboratories
This Good Practice Guide summarises examples of good practice and general information for the 44 criteria in nine of the ten core sections - Chemicals and Materials (CM); Cold Storage (CS); Fume Cupboards (FC); Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC); Lighting (L); Management and Training (MT); Scientific Equipment (SE); Waste and Recycling (WR); and Water (W) - of the laboratory assessment framework.
File Date: 31/10/11 | Filesize: 628 Kb
S-Lab Laboratory Assessment Framework
The final version of a systematic environmental assessment framework for laboratories to help lab users and support staff analyse their lab's environmental impacts and identify and implement improvement opportunities. It has two components: the first (this document) is aimed at single, or a small group of, laboratories and has a primary audience of lab users. It has 48 criteria, in ten categories. It will form part of the NUS Green Impact workbook from Autumn 2011 onwards.
File Date: 29/09/11 | Filesize: 674 Kb
S-Lab Organisation and Building Assessment Framework
A systematic environmental assessment framework for laboratories to help lab and estates staff analyse their laboratories environmental impacts and identify and implement improvement opportunities. It has two components: the first is aimed at individual lab rooms, the second (this document) is aimed at buildings, school, departments or organisations and only has be done once. It has 29 criteria, in ten categories.
File Date: 04/08/11 | Filesize: 629 Kb
Carbon, Energy and Environmental Issues Affecting Laboratories in Higher Education
A guide to key environmental regulations and schemes affecting laboratories. This is a sister publication to a general energy and carbon regulations guide which HEEPI produced in conjunction with the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE). The lab-specific guide, aimed at laboratory managers, explains, among other things, the energy implications of BREEAM lab criteria, British Standard EN14175 for fume cupboards, Home Office requirements for animal facilities and biological containment standards.
File Date: 01/08/11 | Filesize: 942 Kb
Lab Energy Audits: S-Lab Process Guide
A sister guide to the detailed results of lab energy audits. This report describes the benefits of building a more thorough understanding of lab energy consumption and identifies a 3-stage audit process, and methods of estimating consumption even when sub-metered data is not available.
File Date: 04/07/11 | Filesize: 587 Kb
Energy Consumption of University Laboratories: Detailed Results from S-Lab Audits
A report on five detailed lab energy audits undertaken at Cambridge, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester and York, which shows the importance of ventilation and equipment energy use in labs.
File Date: 04/07/11 | Filesize: 1,493 Kb
Life Cycle Impacts of Computing Equipment
An updated review of the various Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies for computing equipment. This report concludes that energy in use is at least as great as energy in production of computing equipment, and therefore should be a priority for action.
File Date: 07/06/11 | Filesize: 420 Kb
Survey of Travel Managers on the Use of Virtual Meetings at Universities and Colleges
Results of a survey of travel specialists across the sector on the use of virtual meeting technologies (eg. audio, video and web conferencing).
File Date: 02/06/11 | Filesize: 594 Kb
Survey on Virtual Meetings at University of Bradford
Results of a survey on the use of virtual meetings carried out on staff at the University of Bradford in early 2011.
File Date: 02/06/11 | Filesize: 453 Kb
Call for Evidence on Alternatives to Travel
A HEEPI/SusteIT submission to the Department for Transport's Call for Evidence on Alternatives to Travel.
File Date: 31/05/11 | Filesize: 495 Kb
Carbon and Energy Issues Affecting IT in Higher Education
A simple guide to the many carbon and energy regulations and schemes affecting IT in Universities and Colleges. A general version of this paper is also available.
File Date: 03/05/11 | Filesize: 644 Kb
Carbon and Energy Issues Affecting Higher Education - Current Regulations and Schemes
An updated version of the simple 2009 guide to carbon and energy regulations and schemes affecting universities. As well as the latest on schemes such as Building Regulations and the CRC, it includes a new section on financial opportunities.
File Date: 03/05/11 | Filesize: 554 Kb
Carbon, Energy and Environmental Issues in Higher Education - Current Regulations and Schemes.
Simple Guide to the 20+ regulations in schemes affecting universities, produced in partnership with the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE),
File Date: 03/05/11 | Filesize: 554 Kb
Saving Money Through Sustainable Procurement of Laboratory Equipment
Higher education needs to pay greater attention to sustainability issues when purchasing lab equipment. This is especially true of energy, where there is already potential for considerable whole life cost savings by choosing more energy efficient models. This report, partly based on findings from a workshop on sustainable lab procurement, March 2011, contains data on energy use of lab equipment and recommendations for procurement specifications.
File Date: 25/03/11 | Filesize: 552 Kb
Responsible Energy Costs in Higher and Further Education (RESCO)
This JISC-funded report by University Gloucestershire Business School and Forum for the Future identifies and analyses possible alternative methods of addressing energy costs in FHE and providing financial and other incentives, A possible Stage 2 will look at detailed examination and trialling of incentives.
File Date: 22/11/10 | Filesize: 538 Kb
JISC's Green IT Programme - SusteIT Brief 1
A short summary of aims and projects
File Date: 01/11/10 | Filesize: 362 Kb
Financing Energy Efficiency in Laboratories and Data Centres
A report on a workshop held at the University of Manchester on 14 July 2010. This examined the issues in the implementation of greater financial incentives for energy efficiency in laboratories and data centres.
File Date: 25/09/10 | Filesize: 159 Kb
Greening STEM - Sustainability in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Curriculum
Paper summarising presentations and dialogue at, and subsequent discussion about, greening the STEM curriculum at several workshops and sessions on it in spring 2009.
File Date: 28/09/09 | Filesize: 568 Kb
Sustainable ICT Procurement in Higher Education
A Briefing Paper for JISC based on a workshop held at Nottingham Trent University in July 2009.
File Date: 24/09/09 | Filesize: 223 Kb
The Sustainable Laboratory - How Lab Managers and Technicians Can Make an Environmental Difference
This paper summarises the presentations and dialogue at, and subsequent discussion about, two events on making laboratory operation more sustainable. They were held at the Royal Society of Chemistry, London and the University of Edinburgh in April and May 2009.
File Date: 11/09/09 | Filesize: 538 Kb
Demand Related Ventilation
A paper summarising the presentations and discussion both at, and following, a May 2009 workshop on Variable Air Volume and Demand Related Ventilation at the University of Cambridge.
File Date: 09/09/09 | Filesize: 552 Kb
Zero Carbon Data Centres
Short briefing paper for JISC
File Date: 20/07/09 | Filesize: 51 Kb
Green Gowns 2008-09 Brochure
Brochure (produced by EAUC) containing summaries of all the winners and highly commended entries for Green Gowns 2008
File Date: 10/07/09 | Filesize: 1,255 Kb
Energy Efficient Printing and Imaging in Further and Higher Education
A Best Practice Review for JISC
File Date: 01/06/09 | Filesize: 319 Kb
Energy Efficient Data Centres in Further and Higher Education
A Best Practice Review for JISC
File Date: 01/06/09 | Filesize: 275 Kb
Energy and Environmental Impacts of Personal Computing
A Best Practice Review prepared for JISC
File Date: 01/06/09 | Filesize: 494 Kb
Managing Sustainable ICT in Further and Higher Education
A JISC strategic overview of green IT, based on the main SusteIT report
File Date: 31/01/09 | Filesize: 941 Kb
Sustainable ICT in Further and Higher Education.
Final report of the SusteIT project: Some good practice, but much to be done!
File Date: 31/01/09 | Filesize: 707 Kb
Green ICT. Managing Sustainable ICT in Education and Research.
A JISC Briefing Paper, based on the main SusteIT report.
File Date: 14/01/09 | Filesize: 167 Kb
EU Code of Conduct on Energy Efficient Data Centres
A report for SusteIT by Gillian Law of Grid Computing Now!
File Date: 24/11/08 | Filesize: 102 Kb
Virtual Servers for Efficient and Flexible IT Infrastructure
A report for SusteIT by Dave Berry of Grid Computing Now!
File Date: 24/10/08 | Filesize: 110 Kb
Data Centre Cooling
A report for SusteIT by Liam Newcombe of Grid Computing Now!
File Date: 24/10/08 | Filesize: 518 Kb
Green Gowns 2007-08 Brochure
Brochure containing summaries of all the winners and highly commended entries for Green Gowns 2008
File Date: 15/08/08 | Filesize: 1,537 Kb
Building a Sustainable Legacy.
A summary of two High Performance Building guides outlining the benefits to FHE and how they can be achieved.
File Date: 31/03/08 | Filesize: 483 Kb
High Performance Buildings - The Business Case for Universities and Colleges
The financial, reputational and other benefits arising from buildings which are sustainable AND effective
File Date: 22/03/08 | Filesize: 1,007 Kb
High Performance Buildings. The Process of Delivery for Universities and Colleges.
Guide (for non-specialists) as to how sustainability impacts on the design process, and how it can be maximised and protected
File Date: 22/03/08 | Filesize: 1,440 Kb
HE Residences Energy Benchmarks and Comments
Based on data from 133 HE residences
File Date: 15/03/08 | Filesize: 127 Kb
HEEPI Building Energy Benchmark Data
Based on data from many HE buildings
File Date: 15/09/07 | Filesize: 96 Kb
Green Gowns 2006-07 Brochure
Brochure containing details of all the winners and highly commended entries for Green Gowns 2007
File Date: 15/08/07 | Filesize: 1,686 Kb
Sustainable Laboratories for Universities and Colleges - Reducing Energy and Environmental Impacts
Results of a second round of laboratory energy benchmarking (with reference to the first round), incorporating discussion of results at an April 2007 workshop.
File Date: 29/07/07 | Filesize: 162 Kb
Greener Residences for Universities and Colleges - From Design to Student Initiatives
Based on a HEEPI benchmarking workshop held on 30 November 2006
File Date: 28/02/07 | Filesize: 134 Kb
Sustainable Laboratories for Universities and Colleges - Lessons from America and the Pharmaceutical Sector
File Date: 31/01/07 | Filesize: 194 Kb
Green Gowns Brochure 2005-06
Brochure containing details of all the winners and highly commended entries for Green Gowns 2006
File Date: 03/08/06 | Filesize: 2,067 Kb
Carbon Reduction Regulation and Higher Education
The EU-Emission Trading Scheme, Display Energy Certificates and the Carbon Reduction Commitment
File Date: 03/08/06 | Filesize: 164 Kb
Results of the HEEPI HE Building Energy Benchmarking Initiative 2003-04
File Date: 01/08/06 | Filesize: 95 Kb
Managing Energy and Water in Higher Education
The Vaue of Metering, Monitoring and Targeting in Reducing Environmental Impacts and Risks, and Offsetting Increased Energy and Water Costs.
File Date: 16/03/05 | Filesize: 695 Kb
Assessing the Environmental Performance of Buildings in Higher Education
Summary of a HEEPI workshop held at University of Leicester April 2004
File Date: 31/07/04 | Filesize: 91 Kb
Report on Bioscience and Engineering Laboratory Benchmarking
Summary of the laboratory benchmarking workshops held in 2003
File Date: 22/07/04 | Filesize: 25 Kb
Sustainable Buildings Can Benefit Higher Education
File Date: 01/05/04 | Filesize: 100 Kb
Measuring and Minimising Waste
File Date: 22/07/03 | Filesize: 517 Kb