This training will be offered ONLINE. Email to receive URL link and other instructions when available.Common Flaws in Modern Airflow Systems. How to Combine Teamwork and Technology to Achieve Safe, Energy Efficient and Sustainable Labs
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 8:00am to Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 5:00pm
This training will be offered ONLINE. Email to receive URL link and other instructions when available.
Training Overview:

Airflow in labs and critical workspaces is critical to health and safety, productivity and research success. Approximately one out of three lab ventilation systems have significant issues that affect performance. An uncontrolled lab environment can jeopardize safety, increase risk and affect the reliability of scientific data, undermining the core value of the organization’s lab work. Providing controlled environments that are suitable for high level science is difficult and requires implementation of proven programs that combine teamwork with advanced technologies and appropriate specifications to avoid problems and optimize performance for the lifecycle of the systems. During this training, information will be provided to help you ensure proper design and operation of modern airflow control systems to achieve safe, efficient and sustainable labs and critical workspaces.

Event Benefits:

• Common problems that affect lab safety and energy performance.
• Where is the risk and what’s the impact on science?
• The importance of coordinating occupants and critical stakeholders.
• Implementing a cost-effective Laboratory Ventilation Management Program (LVMP).
• How to manage change for more resilient and sustainable performance.
• Stop re-inventing the wheel. How to use and benefit from the latest codes, standards and guidelines.
• How to make your Smart lab work. The Roadmap for starting and managing your plan.
• How to utilize utility incentives and programs for lab buildings.

Who Should Attend:

All those interested in a dynamic presentation on SMART LABS and those End-Users interested in the process and implementation with examples in order to save energy.


AGENDA: Wednesday April 8th - 8 AM to 12 PM
Time Topic
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Common Flaws in Design and Operation of Labs
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. You Don’t Need to Reinvent the Wheel
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 11:30 a.m. Designing ACR’S Based on Risk and Demand for Ventilation
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Activity
AGENDA: Thursday April 9th - 8 AM to 12 PM
Time Topic
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Smart Labs Optimization Process
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Ventilation System Efficiency and Effectiveness
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 11:30 a.m. Managing Change - Working Remote Eversource Lab Optimization Program
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Activity
12:00 p.m. -? Conclusions, Review and Questions

Tools & References:

All materials will be available via email.

Tom Checksfield & Steven Miller
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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