Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 07:57:15 -0400
Reply-To: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Subject: Fwd: Labs21 Network Message

I thought that CHAS people would be interested in the two  
publications from the Labs-21 program referred to below. I'd be  
interested if anyone has practical experience with the claim in the  
second document that:
Retro-Commissioning ... reductions have exceeded 30 percent
of overall facility energy-use. ...Retro-Cx payback periods are  
usually less than three years

- Ralph

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Labs for the 21st Century 
> Date: June 14, 2007 2:35:30 PM EDT
> To: Laboratories for the 21st Century 
> Subject: Labs21 Network Message
> In this message:
> New Labs21 Best Practice Guide
> New Labs21 Technical Bulletin
> Labs21 Design Course Schedule
> Register Today for the Labs21 2007 Annual Conference
> New Labs21 Best Practice Guide on Laboratory Exhaust Systems
> Labs21 has just released its newest Best Practice Guide,  
> Manifolding Laboratory Exhaust Systems. The guide explains basic,  
> good, and better manifold exhaust practices while outlining the  
> energy and cost benefits and providing performance examples. To  
> download the guide, go to  bp_manifold_508.pdf>.
> New Labs21 Technical Bulletin on Laboratory Retro-Commissioning
> Labs21 has also just released Retro-Commissioning Laboratories for  
> Energy Efficiency, the second addition to its new collection of  
> Technical Bulletins. Retro-commissioning is a subject widely dealt  
> with in other facility types; however, this bulletin highlights the  
> unique steps and energy-performance issues related to retro- 
> commissioning laboratories. To download the bulletin, go to  
> .
> Upcoming Labs21 Design Courses!
> Learn strategies for designing and constructing sustainable  
> laboratories in both new and existing facilities by attending a  
> Labs21 Design Course! Registration is now open for the Labs21  
> Introductory Course: High-Performance, Low-Energy Design, taking  
> place on July 25th in Arlington, Virginia, and sponsored by the  
> International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL).
> Registration is also open for the Labs21 Introductory Course and  
> the Labs21 Advanced Course: Laboratory Ventilation Design taking  
> place on September 4th and 5th, respectively, in Bethesda,  
> Maryland. Both courses will be sponsored by I2SL and hosted by the  
> U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Federal employees  
> make sure to take advantage of a reduced government rate for these  
> courses!
> To register for any of these courses, or for more information, go  
> to .
> Check out these courses and other pre-conference training sessions  
> taking place in Charleston, South Carolina, in conjunction with the  
> Labs21 2007 Annual Conference. For more information on pre- 
> conference training sessions, go to  training.htm>.
> Register Today for the Labs21 2007 Annual Conference
> Sign up now! You can now register for the Labs21 2007 Annual  
> Conference at .  
> Registration includes admission to the Technology and Services  
> Fair, more than 60 technical presentations, an opening plenary  
> session featuring prominent keynote speakers, four specialized  
> symposia, and more!
> Use of the Labs21 Identity
> Please remember that the Labs21 and the Labs for the 21st Century  
> logo are registered trademarks. Unauthorized use of either mark, in  
> whole or in part, is prohibited.
> To Unsubscribe
> If you wish to be removed from the Labs21 Network, send an e-mail  
> to with "unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Ralph Stuart, CIH
Environmental Safety Manager
University of Vermont
Environmental Safety Facility
667 Spear St. Burlington, VT  05405

fax: (802)656-8682

Previous post   |  Top of Page   |   Next post

The content of this page reflects the personal opinion(s) of the author(s) only, not the American Chemical Society, ILPI, Safety Emporium, or any other party. Use of any information on this page is at the reader's own risk. Unauthorized reproduction of these materials is prohibited. Send questions/comments about the archive to
The maintenance and hosting of the DCHAS-L archive is provided through the generous support of Safety Emporium.