New recommendations by a National Research Council (NRC) expert panel on green and sustainable building performance could lead to a revolution in building science by creating the first large building performance database, says panel member Paul Fisette, a nationally recognized sustainable building expert at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
New recommendations by a National Research Council (NRC) expert panel on green and...
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Using latest developments in nanotechnology and mineralogy, Fortium ICF from CEMEX enhances concrete’s performance at a microscopic level, while totally eliminating up to 75% of the steel reinforcement normally needed for vertical concrete construction.
NIST unveiled a new laboratory designed to demonstrate that a typical-looking suburban home for a family of four can generate as much energy as it uses in a year. Following an initial year-long experiment, the facility will be used to improve test methods for energy-efficient technologies and develop cost-effective design standards for energy-efficient homes that could reduce overall energy consumption and harmful pollution, and save families money on their monthly utility bills.
HEPA filter loading can compromise a biological safety cabinet's ability to maintain proper airflow. This white paper, by Labconco Corp., will review the current technologies used by various biosafety cabinet manufacturers to monitor and maintain proper airflows as HEPA filters load.
The first new building for the first new medical center built in California in decades has two major missions: Create new doctors and save energy.
According to a recent report from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, U.S. commercial building owners could save an average of 38% on their heating and cooling bills if they installed a handful of energy efficiency controls that make their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems more energy efficient.
Siemens Building Technologies Division has launched a new line of pressure independent control valves (PICVs) that integrate three functions into a single device: control valve, adjustable flow limiter, and automatic pressure regulator. These PICVs are especially suitable for a large hydronic HVAC system application.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced the Pittcon 2012 debut of Unity Lab Services, an offering that combines laboratory support services to create a single solution for customers to optimize productivity and reduce their total cost of laboratory operations.
R&D Magazine is proud to announce the 2012 Laboratory of the Year winners. These laboratories represent the pinnacle of design and execution in architecture for research and development. New construction facilities dominated this year's competition, but beyond this common theme the top new laboratories of 2012 differed widely in design philosophy.
Aircuity and Siemens Industry Inc. announced that the State of Alaska has chosen to combine Aircuity's OptiNet system with Siemens' APOGEE Building Automation System/Laboratory Control System to improve energy efficiency in its new Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory.
EMD Millipore announced it has launched ech 2 o—the first collection and recycling program for EMD Millipore laboratory water purification consumables.
Through his study of chemical reactions within concrete at the nanoscale, Jon Belkowitz, a doctoral student at Stevens Institute of Technology, plans to put an end to the problem of alkali silica reactivity, a chemical reaction that causes fissures in concrete as it sets.
Despite a design and construction timeline of just 30 months, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology fulfills its mission as a flexible, user-friendly lab space.
Construction of a brand-new genomics and cell science laboratory at the University of Connecticut was out of the question, so designers renovated a time capsule.
The first LEED Platinum process science facility strives to satisfy both consumer taste buds and the environment.
Last month, a New Jersey Institute of Technology professor gave historians, who tend to think concrete architecture originated in Europe, some food for thought. According to Matt Burgermaster, Thomas Edison invented the single-pour system for building from concrete in 1917. Evidence remains in numerous examples of buildings in New Jersey, near where Edison’s factory was located.
As the design and function of industrial laboratories have changed to meet new research and manufacturing demands, the gases and gas technologies used in testing, analysis, and measurement, and the associated gas equipment and supply systems have advanced.
Fume hoods are a requirement when working with potentially hazardous chemicals or compounds. Vendors are expanding their options to address all safety and efficiency needs.
Chicago Botanic Garden puts science, nature, and sustainability on display.
Vertical expansion elevates the translational research program at Texas Children's Hospital.
The OptiNet Facility Monitoring System, created by Aircuity Inc. (Newton, Mass.), networks high-performance sensors with an expert level, artificial intelligence program to continuously evaluate a building’s indoor environmental conditions.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn., and SEMCO, Inc., Marietta, Georgia, have developed the SEMCO Revolution: Integrated, Active-Dessicant Rooftop Air Conditioner. The system controls both humidity and temperature independently while delivering any percentage of fresh, outdoor air required.