The Phoenix exhaust system was getting old and managers questioned whether the 21 laboratories ever operated properly because the RTUs operated continuously at maximum capacity, and the work space was often too humid. Unfortunately a trial of installing extra fans had not been able to solve the supply/exhaust or humidity problems.
Based in Rockville, Maryland, US Pharmacopeia Convention sets standards for pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements. The not-for-profit organisation aimed to upgrade its laboratories and reduce their operating costs.
The CBEC (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry) building at the Ohio State University was designed with the intention of earning a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Sustainability Rating. It was imperative that the building’s four-storey laboratory block featured an energy-efficient airflow infrastructure – TEL’s market-leading auto sash controllers were the ideal solution.
Liverpool John Moores University’s £4.2m STEM 2 (science, technology, engineering and maths) project stipulated the refurbishment of the first and fourth floor laboratories of the James Parsons Building, together totaling an area of 14,000 sq ft.
A major goal of the project was to help the university to meet the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) Carbon Reduction Strategy targets of a 43% reduction in emissions by 2020 and an 83% reduction by 2050 (both against a 2005 baseline).
The refurbishment was required to take place in a live environment.