Erlab to Present at the Tradeline 2014 International Conference On Research Facilities

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A Roadmap to the Ultra-efficient Laboratory: Science Applications, Benchmarks, and Pitfalls to Avoid

Ken Crooks and James Blount will co-present “A roadmap to the ultra-efficient laboratory: science applications, benchmarks, and pitfalls to avoid” at the Tradeline International Conference on Research Facilities, Hilton San Diego Resort on Mission Bay in San Diego, California on May 5, 2014.

The presentation will show how laboratory configurations, HVAC system features, and Erlab’s new filtered fume hood technology are enabling the creation and addition of highly productive science spaces with lower capital cost, lower operating cost, environmental benefits, and in unexpected locations. Three recent research facility projects will be featured that have leveraged these industry innovations; Marywood University, Framingham State University, and Bridgestone – all of which benefit from Erlab’s GreenFumeHood Technology. They deliver a decision-making matrix for matching research discipline and flexibility requirements with new efficiency features and technology. They illustrate the impact on the scientific workspace including increased research program capacity, adaptability and flexibility, reduced HVAC capacity requirements and electrical loads, and streamlined maintenance models

Ken is the Director of GreenFumeHood Technology at Erlab in Rowley, Massachusetts, which manufactures world-leading filtering technologies for fume hoods and laboratories. Ken has more than 25 years of experience as a Director of Sales, Director of Technical Services, Sales and Market Development Manager, Applications Engineering Manager, and Product Manager in commercial and industrial HVAC industries. Ken is an ASHRAE Member, SEFA Board of Directors Vice-Chair, SEFA Building Technologies Committee Chair, and his education includes a HVAC Design certificate from Northeastern University in Boston and a BS in Management from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.

Jim Blount has more than 23 years of professional experience, devoted to architecture for the sciences. Jim is a principal with Ellenzweig, an architecture and planning firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has been involved in the programming, planning, and design of over two million square feet of space for science research and teaching. A particular area of his interest and expertise is the exploration and development of innovative sustainable design solutions for research facilities. Jim serves on the Board of Directors and is Vice President of the New England Chapter of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL). He has participated on laboratory safety committees, developed laboratory planning and safety standards, contributed to laboratory project budget development and cost control for numerous clients, participated as a juror in the R&D Lab of the Year competition, and served as an invited speaker at many national and international forums addressing laboratory and sustainable design.

Visit Erlab at booth #8 to learn more about the cost savings and energy savings GreenFumeHood Technology can bring to your building design.

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About Erlab:
For over 40 years, Erlab’s passion is to focus on the research & development, design, and manufacturing of cutting-edge air filtration in the lab. As an innovator, Erlab is committed to safety, performance, energy efficiency, and sustainability and has remained number one in the world for ductless fume hoods since 1968.

For more information, please contact:
Susan Leccese
Global Marketing Communications Director
Erlab North America
Tel: 1-800-964-4434

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