A complete analysis and understanding of the size, scope, and equipment load contribution in laboratories is fundamentally important to identifying laboratory energy efficiency opportunities. The Market Assessment of Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Laboratories—prepared by Allison Paradise, My Green Lab, as part of the Center for Energy Efficient Laboratories—is the first step in this analysis. To complete this assessment, information about laboratory facilities, equipment, and occupants was collected from more than 1,500 scientists and 150 facility managers across the United States, with a particular focus on California. Data were collected on:
- Types of equipment found in laboratories
- Hours of operation
- Attitudes about energy and water efficiency
- Motivation behind purchasing decisions.
The findings and recommendations presented in the The Market Assessment of Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Laboratories provide the evidence required to move forward with a more holistic approach to energy conservation in labs.
In addition to the Market Assessment of Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Laboratories, consider exploring these resources available in I2SL's E-Library: