February 2013 Issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter

February 2013 Issue of Laboratory Design NewsletterIn this month's issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter the cover story discusses 20 ways to decide whether refurbishing an existing building is the right choice. Other features include information on laboratory renovation, retrofitting fume hoods to improve safety and reduce energy consumption, commissioning, and Bridgestone's new Technical Center.

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Cover Story:
Renovate vs. New? Count Down Your Options

UMass Renovation Meets Changing Research Needs
Retrofit Hoods to Improve Safety, Reduce Energy Consumption
Five Steps to Successfully Commissioning Complex Building Types
Bridgestone Project Helps Client Achieve Green Goals
Info Resources

New Projects:
Ri.MED Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Center (BRBC), Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Camden County College, Science Building, Blackwood, N.J.
Lehman College, Science Hall, Bronx, N.Y.
Georgia Institute of Technology, Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions Building, Atlanta
Novelis, Global Research & Technology Center, Kennesaw, Ga.
Biotrial, U.S. Headquarters, Newark, N.J.
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Precision Measurement Laboratory, Boulder, Colo.
Public Health Ontario, Toronto Public Health Laboratory

Featured News:
NREL's novel air conditioning design receives plaudits
Construction climate steadily improving
D.C. building codes revised to lead in "green"
R&D and related projects score mid-level rankings in construction forecast
Technical innovation sets work PV record
R&D funding forecast predicts Asia growth
Google grants $3 million for green-building research
California proposition will mean big bucks for green retrofits
EPA delays lead paint rule
ASHRAE proposals focus on fixtures, chillers
Chemists say their technology will help building efficiency
Post-superstorm, building industry insurers ponder climate issues

Featured Products:
Systems offer versatile water purification features
UV-C LED light effective for water disinfection
New controllers manage fume hoods, rooms
High-performance hoods save energy
Specialty fixtures are suitable for cleanrooms
Ductless hood provides enhanced safety features