the “low-hanging fruit” associated with
occupant behaviors and cultural norms.
Both offer impact and payback.
Should you have the opportunity to
build a greenfield laboratory facility,
the wide ranging choices you’ll make,
beginning with your site selection and
its utilization, to the building envelope,
mechanical systems and lab equipment,
offer stunning possibilities to manage
your comprehensive energy footprint.
The base of any comprehensive energy
management plan (CEMP) effort begins
with a thorough understanding of the lab
owner’s goals and operating philosophies.
This information forms the ultimate pa-
rameters of the CEMP you’ll develop.
At the end of the day, a strong busi-
ness case for developing a CEMP will
not only justify capital expenditures,
but provide a running start towards an
ongoing maintenance plan.
Fundamental thinking about energy
expenditures have shifted dramatically in
Documenting the condition and functioning of the building envelope, including the roof, and building systems including ventilation, are key when developing a
Comprehensive Energy Management Plan.
Boilers and other components of a lab’s HVAC system, as obvious elements of a building’s energy system,
require consistent attention and maintenance as part of a Comprehensive Energy Management Plan.