December 2012 Issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter

December 2012 Issue of Laboratory Design NewsletterIn this month's issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter green is the key word. The cover story talks about the winners of the Go Beyond Awards. Other features include information on Web-based energy monitoring, a new cooling technology aiding the drive toward net zero, energy auditing, reducing energy costs, modular sustainability, BIM, water conservation, and more.

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Cover Story:
Awards Recognize the Best in Sustainable Labs

Featured Articles
Web-based Energy Monitoring Stretches Research Dollars
New Cooling Technology Aids Drive Toward Net Zero
Abstracts Highlight Laboratory Sustainability Conference
Developing a Standard Structure for Energy Auditing Using BIM at Penn State
Reduce Energy Costs with Standby Lab Exhaust Fans
Free Tool Analyzes HVAC Energy Saving Approaches
Modular Sustainability: A Plan for the Marine Research and Education Center
Using BIM for BAM to Create Higher-Performing Buildings
Fact or Fiction: Water Conservation Strategies in the Southwest Reveal a Glimmer of Hope
Balancing Staff Safety, Health and Comfort with Energy Efficiency in a Diagnostic Lab
Energy-efficient Fume Hoods: Case Studies from New Zealand
Information Tools for Long-term Sustainability in Laboratories
HVAC Ring Concept Provides Total Flexibility
Metallurgical Research Facility Integrates Renewables and Other Measures
Ultra-low Temperature Freezers Becoming More Sustainable
NZ4 Global Alliance Design Approach: Stimulus Concepts
Pfizer's New Laboratory Paradigm
St. John's University Challenge: Upgrade for Sustainability and OSHA
Collaborative Life Sciences Building: Three Institutions Combine Resources
Creating Green BioPharma at Genetech via the Green Laboratory Assessment

Featured News:
Lab building takes top U.K. architecture prize
Laboratory of the Year competition now open for entries
AIA says building industry imperiled by mandatory spending cuts
Labs receive architectural awards
Cornell NYC design takes shape
Report questions meaning of "green"
Massachusetts is most energy-efficient state
Academy studies neuroscience/architecture link
Execs worldwide support green building legislation
Roof research reveals complex dynamics of green
NREL develops solar cell breakthrough
AIA billings index finally positive
Research team creates advanced modeling for construction
Legislation may kickstart retrofits

New Projects:
University of California-Santa Cruz, Biomedical Sciences Facility
University of California-Berkeley, Energy Biosciences Building
Arizona State University, Interdisciplinary Science and Technology IV, Tempe
Nanjing University, Engineering and Applied Sciences Facility, Nanjing, People's Republic of China
ELANTAS PDF Inc., lab renovation/addition, St. Louis
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Solar Energy Research Center (SERC), Berkeley, Calif.
University of Hawaii-Manoa, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, Kaka'ako
University of Alabama, College of Engineering, South Engineering Research Center (SERC), Tuscaloosa

Featured Products:
Lab water purification line expanded
Anaerobic chamber offers low-oxygen conditions
Networked vacuum is economical
Ductless hoods incorporate advanced technology
Panel system consists of green materials
Modular filtration integral to ductless hood
Vent box protects personnel from cabinet vapors
Undercounter washer/dryer fits small spaces