Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 10:50:23 +1000
Reply-To: Paul Dover <Paul.Dover**At_Symbol_Here**PHARM.MONASH.EDU.AU>
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From: Paul Dover <Paul.Dover**At_Symbol_Here**PHARM.MONASH.EDU.AU>
Subject: Eco friendly laboratory

Dear all,

I have been given a brief to come up with suggestions for renovations to an old lab (1970’s) with an emphasis on being ‘green’.  A few of the obvious things are replacing the water aspirators with vacuum pumps (as we are in drought, water conservations is a big issue), putting recirculating chillers on the rotovaps, low voltage lighting, recycling what we can (sinks, etc). It is on the first floor of a three storey building.

I am at a loss to think up any more. I have read through Debbie Decker’s great link to the University of California laboratory design guide and would really appreciate any suggestions or other references the list may have.

This is for an UG chemistry (for pharmacy/pharm.sciences) lab. As environment is such an important consideration in the noughtys, our chances of funding (and our social karma) is greatly improved by anything we can do to go eco friendly.

Thanks in advance,



Paul Dover
Resources Manager
Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Action
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Monash University (Parkville Campus)
381 Royal Parade, Parkville
Victoria, 3052. Australia

Phone: +61 3 9903 9551
Fax:   +61 3 9903 9143

Email: Paul.Dover**At_Symbol_Here**

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