April 2012 Issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter

April 2012 Issue of Laboratory Design NewsletterIn this month's issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter the cover story focuses on laboratory planning and asking the right questions. Other features include information on lessons learned in the design of arthropod containment facilities; a new kind of chemistry teaching laboratory; and R&D funding growth.

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Cover Story:
Lab planning: Asking the right questions

Featured Articles:
No escape: Lessons learned in the design of arthropod containment facilities
A new kind of teach lab: Chemistry transformed for the 21st century
R&D funding growth continues while globalization accelerates

New Projects:
Medical University of South Carolina, James E. Clyburn Research Center, Charleston
California Institute of Technology, Warren and Katharine Schlinger Laboratory for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Pasadena
Northern Kentucky University, Griffin Hall Center for Informatics, Highland Heights
University of Texas-El Paso, Chemistry and Computer Science Building
University of California-Merced, Science and Engineering Building 2
Purdue University, ADM Agricultural Innovation Center, West Lafayette, Ind.
Jackson Laboratory, JAX Genomic Medicine facility, Farmington, Conn.
Brookhaven National Laboratory, materials science renovations Phase 1, Upton, N.Y.

Featured News:
Building sector efforts could make 2030 goals attainable
Platinum likely to require net-zero by 2018
New version of ASHRAE green standard released
Bio/agro lab a loser, NIST a winner in FY 2013 budget
Cleveland Clinic master plan completed
University of Buffalo proceeds with plans for new med/science school
Labs among national design award winners
Labs receive design awards
New California research campus underway
Retrofits usually greener than building new, study says
Energy retrofit benefit data keeps piling up
Report: Green buildings can advance disaster resilience
I2SL launches BIM focus
Office space allocation down as collaboration up
Building sector efforts could make 2030 goals attainable
Groups urge Obama to take nonlegislative action
AIA index up for four months in a row
Reports focus on sustainability issues with concrete
Construction outlook optimistic
LEED program to recognize BREEAM credits
Black-to-white roof retrofit yields big dividends
District of Columbia has top LEED per capita
Economic doldrums suppress green progress

Featured Products:
Meter enhances building monitoring
Stainless casework is durable
Corrosion-resistant pumps suit evaporators, ovens
Controller, monitor line offers versatility
Optical table provides extreme vibration isolation
Sensors sensitive at low airflows
Virtual chart recorder tracks temperature, relative humidity
Ductless hoods filter gases, fumes, odors
Hydrogen generators deliver ultra-high purity
Test tube rack and holders expand washing options
Workstations facilitate PCR prep