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Course Information
Course Title: (CANCELED) Dreaming Green – Maximizing Energy Efficiency in the Modern Laboratory
Categories: 1 - Management/Professional Development
2 - Quality/Regulatory/Compliance
3 - Validation
4 - Water-Wastewater
5 - Laboratory Information and Management
Instructor(s): David Wasescha Course Number: 152
Affiliation: Labconco Corporation
Course Date: 03/09/2017 - Thursday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM
Fee: $325 ($425 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
This course concentrates on energy efficient modifications for laboratory fume hood and biosafety cabinet ventilation systems, as well as ways to reduce water consumption during washing procedures. Topics include laboratory equipment overview, processes, safe practices, and layout. The aim of this course is to support a general understanding of energy and water efficiency found in modern laboratories compared with historically inefficient laboratory technologies and practices.

Target Audience
Lab and facilities managers or scientists who wish to save money over the life of their working lab by using energy- and resource-efficient equipment and processes.

Course Outline
1. Efficiency to look for
a. Air Flow (CFM and annual cost)
b. Water (Stop flushing it away)
c. Raw Energy (What’s a Watt)
i. Lighting Choices
ii. Equipment Consumption
d. Heat (BTU/Hrs)
i. Location of heat-generating equipment
ii. Insulation
e. Operational Efficiency (i.e. time)
2. Fume hoods
a. VAV vs. CAV
b. High Performance Fume Hoods
c. Exhaust Blowers (multi-speed or VFD vs. VAV)
d. Ductless
3. Biological Safety Cabinets
a. For use with non hazardous chemistry
b. For use with hazardous chemistry
c. New technology for all Applications
4. Glassware Handling
a. Large Glassware Lab Through-put
i. Hand washing
ii. Automated washing
b. Volumetric Pipettes
i. Bulk Water cycling
ii. Automated cycling

Course Instructor's Biography
David Wasescha is a Product Manager for Labconco Corporation where he manages Laboratory Washers, Pharmaceutical Balance Enclosures, Glove Boxes, and Water Purification products. Prior to joining Labconco, David spent several years in the laboratory analyzing small and large molecules of pharmaceutical interest, gaining valuable experience with a wide variety of laboratory ventilation, purification, and washing products. David holds a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Kansas. Brian Garrett and Beth Mamkameyer, both LEED Green Associates will assist in teaching this course.