AIHce Indianapolis



RT 205
Sustainable Operations and Practices in Lab Environments

Monday | 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. |

Lab Health and Safety, Sampling and Laboratory Analysis, Stewardship and Sustainability

Arrangers: M. Ochs, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; A. Lehocky, University of Georgia, Atlanta, GA. Moderator: A. Lehocky, University of Georgia, Atlanta, GA. Monitors: J. Lemanski, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; J. Peters, Brookhaven National Lab, Upton, NY.

How should your organization decide which measures to take for resource conservation of a laboratory facility?  What roles can the industrial hygienist take in determining and promoting safe and sustainable practices?  This session will provide information on these topics and include ideas to consider at your facility.  Laboratory environments present a host of opportunities and challenges for energy and resource conservation.  Typical laboratories may consume 5–7 times more energy than traditional office buildings.  To assist in addressing how to deal with increasing energy costs and energy consumption, employers must design increasingly efficient laboratory buildings.  We will examine available technologies and share operational components for managing a laboratory conservation program.

  • Implementation of Sustainable Lab Programs. M. Ochs, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
  • Quantifying Demand-Based Control’s Substantial Lab Building Energy Reduction. G. Sharp, Aircuity, Inc., Newton, MD.
  • Laboratory Sustainability in a Corporate Environment. H. Partlowe, Henkel/Dial, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Evolution of the Fume Hoods. L. Savage, Labconco Corporation, Kansas City, MO.
  • Laboratory Ventilation Standards Z9.5 and ASHRAE’s Method of Testing Performance of Laboratory Fume Hoods (Std 110). G. Knutson, Knutson Ventilation, Inc., Edina, MN.