URI University of Rhode Island Center for Chemical & Forensic Sciences Ribbon Cutting

The Center for Chemical & Forensic Sciences at URI is Officially Complete

28 Nov 2016 by

On September 6, 2016, the University of Rhode Island hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new $68M Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences. The 132,000 GSF Center houses chemistry research and teaching, 172 fume hoods with dedicated exhaust, and two classrooms (95- and 240-seat) each outfitted with a demonstration fume hood that is […]

Read Post  
op5 sustainability Cleanroom

Cleanrooms: “Top Five” Energy Efficiency Strategies by Building Type

17 Nov 2016 by

“Cleanrooms” are highly specialized research environments with intense need for particulate control.  Cleanrooms often have additional extreme needs, such as humidity sensitive processes or corrosive exhausts.  As seen in the above photo, cleanrooms can have photo sensitive processes requiring specialized and/or high intensity lighting. The most effective EEMs for Cleanrooms are those that target airflow […]

Read Post  
Top5 sustainability Teaching Labs

Teaching Labs: “Top Five” Energy Efficiency Strategies by Building Type

01 Nov 2016 by

“Teaching” labs are a unique subset of the other lab typologies.  Their energy use mirrors that of their research counterparts, but with some very significant differences.  Teaching labs are, generally speaking, controlled environments with scheduled activity times and durations; known ingredients and processes; and (mostly) known outcomes.  This controlled environment allows building designers and engineers […]

Read Post