An Introduction to Smart Labs™ High Performance Ventilation Systems – How to Maximize Lab Safety, Energy Efficiency, and Sustainability
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
26 slots available
Training Overview:

The University of California-Irvine (UCI) demonstrated that Smart Labs are safe, energy efficient and sustainable. Any laboratory facility can operate high performance lab ventilation systems and realize the benefits offered by the Smart Labs program. This introductory course describes how to select, design, operate and manage high performance fume hoods and lab ventilation systems to minimize energy consumption to as low as possible while providing adequate protection for people working in, on or around laboratories.

Event Benefits:

Attendees will learn:
• The importance of lab ventilation systems and impact on success of the research organization
• How to identify risk and determine the demand for ventilation
• Different types of exposure control devices and how to specify proper operation
• The importance of lab design and factors that influence airflow specifications
• How to maximize efficiency by enabling lab ventilation systems to dynamically modulate flow to meet the demand for ventilation
• What is required to design new systems, upgrade existing systems, and implement a Smart Labs Management Program (LVMP)
• Lessons learned from developing the Smart Lab Program over the last 15 years at the EPA and the University of California Irving (UCI)

Who Should Attend:

NGRID Engineers
Lab Managers
Lab Owners
Lab Employees
All Those Interrested in Labs and Lab Safety


Time Topic
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Purpose and Importance of Lab Ventilation
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Risk Assessment and Demand for Ventilation (LVRA)
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 11:30 a.m. Exposure Control Device Selection and Operation
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Efficient Ventilation Design for Laboratories
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Ventilation System Efficiency and Effectiveness
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Smart Labs Optimization Process
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Smart Labs Ventilation Management – (LVMP)
3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Lessons Learned From Developing the Smart Lab Program Over the Last 15 Years
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Conclusions, Review and Questions

Tools & References:

All materials will be available via email

Tom Checksfield
Workshop Cost:
Registration Details:

Checks will be accepted at the door.
Make checks payable to: University of Massachusetts-Amherst

University of Massachusetts Department of Mach. & Ind. Engineering
160 Governors Dr. Amherst, MA 01003-9265
Attn. Alberto Morales

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