HEEPI's publications on lab energy benchmarking and other aspects of sustainable lab design/management can be viewed below. Labs 21 has many useful publications on laboratory design and operation, which can be accessed through www.labs21.org.uk.
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: 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
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
S-Lab Conference and Awards 2012 Report
Near final draft
File Date: 13/11/11 | Filesize: 1,186 Kb
The Impact of Laboratory Buildings on Laboratory Performance: An S-Lab ‘Before and After’ Survey of Users of AstraZeneca Macclesfield’s New Etherow Building
This report provides the results and analysis of surveys of AstraZeneca staff before and after they moved into a new award-winning research facility - the Etherow Building - in Macclesfield, UK.
File Date: 31/10/11 | Filesize: 586 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
Revised S-Lab briefing paper on funding for labs
A revised version of S-Lab Briefing Paper 1, retitled Interest-Free Funding for Energy Efficient Labs, to take account of the June 2011 HEFCE announcement on the 2nd phase of the Revolving Green Fund (RGF2).
File Date: 15/08/11 | Filesize: 555 Kb
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