Good Campus Reports
This page consolidates details of the most significant publications by or about HEEPI since 2004. Those on high performance buildings, sustainable IT and sustainable laboratories can also be found in the relevant sub-section of the website. Recent outputs we would highlight are:
- The 2011 Laboratory Assessment Framework and associated Briefing Paper;
- The 2011 Laboratory Energy Audit report and associated Process Guide and Briefing Paper;
- The 2011 update to the 2009 summary of carbon and energy regulations and schemes relevant to the sector, produced at the request of the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE). IT and lab specific versions of this paper are also available;
- The 2011 update on the Life Cycle Energy and Environmental Impacts of ICT.
Laboratory Sharing and Reuse of Software - a Comparison
This document provides details of four software packages that help laboratories to share, reuse or recycle equipment and resources. It originated in the presentations and discussions at an S-Lab workshop at the University of Strathclyde in April 2013, held as part of a Scottish Funding Council supported project base at the University of Edinburgh. An S-lab summary of the key features of the software is below, and is followed by further details provided by the suppliers (but not validated by S-Lab – caveat emptor).
File Date: 03/06/13 | Filesize: 53 Kb
The 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: 30/05/13 | Filesize: 485 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
Partner Specification for Janet's IT Costing Project
Details of what is asked of, and provided to, potential partners.
File Date: 25/09/12 | Filesize: 328 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
Conferencing and Virtual Meetings in Universities and Colleges - Results of User Surveys
This report summarises the results from 1,725 respondents to surveys of internal use (or non-use) of conferencing or other virtual meeting technologies at nine individual universities (Aberystwyth, Bangor, Bradford, Central Lancashire, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan, Staffordshire, and Swansea). They have been conducted as part of a JISC-funded project on the topic, which has also produced a summary report and 11 briefing papers and case studies.
File Date: 09/05/12 | Filesize: 468 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
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