3 Tips for a Greener Cleanroom

Labs that require the regular use of rooms to decontaminate employees know how much of a misnomer the term “cleanroom” can be. Sure, these areas prevent allergens and pollutants from affecting the workplace and potential consumers, but one look at the energy costs of operating such an area reveals an ironic truth: running a cleanroom can be a dirty business.

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International Freezer Challenge: Who Saves the Most?

Freezers are among the biggest energy consumers in a lab, and as a result they can cost a lab a lot of money. The International Freezer Challenge promotes best practices in cold storage management and awards the labs who have done the most to save energy and improve their sample storage.

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Labs prioritize safety and save energy in UVA’s first “Shut the Sash” fume hood competition

Fume hoods present a unique opportunity for the University of Virginia to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while informing researchers of better safety practices. #shutthesash 

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Trending: 7 day programmable Timers Upgraded, Phantom Electricity Downgraded

Got electronics on your lab bench? As in...shakers, vortex mixers, stirrers, heat blocks, centrifuges, microplate readers, water baths...etc, etc. What about a computer and accouterments at your desk? Did you know that these devices are all drawing electricity, even when they are switched off? Depending on your situation, this type of “phantom electricity” can add up to around 25% of your building's total electric bill!

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