Design by Understanding How Lab Environment, Type, and Application
Affect Energy Use
Mark M. Maguire,
PE, and Jeff Heiken, Kling-Lindquist
In general, compared with most other buildings, modern laboratories
have larger and more complex mechanical/electrical systems that
consume significant amounts of energy. However, there are important
differences among the various laboratory situations, especially
according to Lab Environment (Institutional vs. Corporate), Lab
Type (Chemistry vs. Biology), and Lab Application (Research vs.
Teaching). The fundamental parameters consequential for energy
use in each situation impact the relative importance of engineering
and design solutions. The ultimate design decisions on issues ranging
from environmental design criteria, peak vs. part-load performance
parameters, system layout and sizing parameters as well as capacity
and controls considerations all may change based on the specifics
of the building and laboratory program.
This presentation will characterize and contrast the energy use
expectations for multiple laboratory situations illustrating how
each of the design decisions may be impacted. Using both actual
building data as well as generic parametric data, the presentation
will propose ranges of energy use that define budgets for the seven
basic energy uses. This will be done for laboratories based on
Environment, Type, Application and geographical location as well
as other considerations.
Mark M. Maguire, PE, is an Engineering
Design Principal with Kling in Philadelphia and has been responsible
for the design of engineering systems for pharmaceutical research
facilities for over twenty years. Mark has presented on topics
related to R+D facility design at Tradelines, ISPE and EPA "Labs
for the 21st Century" conferences and has published four articles
on related subjects. Mark currently is Executive Vice President
of ISPE's Delaware Valley chapter, chairs the Student Activities
Committee for ASHRAE's Philadelphia chapter, and is an Adjunct
Associate Professor of Engineering at Drexel University. Mark holds
a BSME from Drexel University and an MS in Energy Management and
Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jeff Heiken has
a B.S. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from The Pennsylvania
State University. He has worked as a mechanical engineer and project
manager in the architectural/engineering community for over 16
years on a variety of private, institutional, and government projects.
An Engineering Design Principal for Kling's Southeast Region office
in Raleigh, NC, Jeff oversees the firms engineering efforts of
Jeff recently joined Kling, leaving M-E Engineers, Inc. in Denver,
CO where he was the Engineer of Record for the University of Colorado
Health Science Center Research Complex - 1. This 620,000 square
foot bio-medical research lab will include 50,000 s.f. of Vivarium
space. Prior to M-E Engineers, Jeff was a project manager at G.R.G.
Vanderweil, Inc. in Maitland, FL. At Vanderweil he lead the engineering
designs for many research labs including: University of Florida
Physics Lab, Florida Tech Engineering and Life Sciences Labs, University
of South Florida Health Science Center Research Complex, Florida
International University Engineering Lab Renovation, and others.
Beyond the research laboratory efforts Jeff has also managed a
series of themed entertainment projects including Great American
Ballpark in Cincinnati, Comerica Park in Detroit, and Universal
Studios Islands of Adventure Area Development engineering designs.