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.
Sygnature Discovery is the UK’s largest independent contract research organisation, providing facilities to the pharmaceutical industry. It is the anchor tenant in the new £30m Discovery biosciences building in Nottingham’s life-sciences incubator hub, BioCity. Sygnature occupies three floors and its premises include six large laboratories. It required a fume cupboard system that would support the building’s goal of achieving an excellent BREEAM energy-efficiency rating.
The School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham is engaged in world-leading research in sustainable chemistry. Together with pharmaceuticals giant GSK, the university was dedicated to establishing the UK’s first carbon neutral laboratory in which to carry out and showcase its research.
Following the success of a project in 2014 which saw the upgrade of 44 laboratory fume cupboards with TEL products, Reading University was embarking on an estate-wide upgrade of science laboratory fume cupboards as part of its Extracting Carbon Savings from our Science Labs project.