Nicholas A. Caronna,
CRB Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Few facility types consume more energy than a research and development
laboratory. Green laboratory design is an integrated design approach
to proactively reduce the energy consumption and improve the environmental
conditions within the facility. Opportunities exist on examining
the various building mechanical/electrical systems and their corresponding
energy consumption. Data will be examined for fume hood performance,
central utility plant equipment, energy recovery, VAV, daylighting
and green lighting, and water conservation methods. Increased security
concerns, increased use of robotics, bioinformatics and data collection
have impacts on the design of an energy-efficient laboratory today.
Mr. Caronna has been involved in the design of over 1.2 million
SF of laboratory space. He has been leading the charge in the "greening"
of this energy excessive building type. This presentation will discuss
the relationship between the owners need for control of first cost,
the facility managers need to control safety and operating cost
and the designers responsibility for health safety and welfare.
All of these decisions must be managed to balance the needs against
the return on investment. Attendees will learn the pros/cons as
well the reality of making educated energy-efficient laboratory
decisions. He will discuss the sustainable lab design and explain
why this one particular building type has so much opportunity to
impact the environment.
Case study of a laboratory retrofit and operating cost impacts
will be briefly discussed.
- How to Manage the Energy-Efficient Laboratory Process
- How to Make Informed Decisions in the "Value Management"
- The Mechanical and Electrical Considerations for Green Laboratories
This presentation will discuss the relationship between the owners
need for control of first cost, the facility managers need to control
safety and operating cost and the designers responsibility for health
safety and welfare.
Mr. Caronna will discuss sustainable lab design and explain why
this one particular building type has so much opportunity to impact
Nicholas A. Caronna, P.E.,
is a licensed Mechanical Engineer in 10 states with over 22 years
experience in programming and designing laboratories and challenging
high-tech industrial and biopharm facilities for private and public
sector clients. He has been involved in the design of over 1.2 Million
SF of lab space. He has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering
from Syracuse University and is a member of ISPE, ASHRAE, and AFE.
As a Senior Project Manager and Associate with Clark, Richardson
& Biskup Consulting Engineers, Inc. ("CRB"), he is
also the PharmaTech Team Leader, responsible for the pharmaceutical,
laboratory and high technology business sector for the Southeast.
He is the Labs21 Biocontainment Roundtable Leader, has presented
"Laboratory Flexibility and User Needs", at the Labs21
2002 Annual Conference; "Green Lab Design", at Tradeline
on May 1, 2001; and authored "Preventing Combustion in Hazardous-Area
Design" for Consulting-Specifying Engineer, May 1994.
He has recently served as Engineering Project Manager for:
- 1999 National Design/Build, Award-winning Eli Lilly/Sphinx Pharmaceutical
Laboratory Building, RTP, NC (1998/1999)
- Closure Medical Lab/Manuf. Facility, Raleigh, NC (1999)
- Amersham Pharmacia Laboratory, Piscataway, NJ (1999/2000)
- Paradigm Genetics Laboratory Facility, RTP, NC (2000)
- Biogen Bio-24 Laboratory Facility, RTP, NC (2001/2002)
- Duke University BSL-3 Laboratory, Durham, NC (2002)
- Confidential Client Vivarium BSL-3 Facility Study, Athens, GA
- Confidential Client Laboratory Facility, Athens, GA (2002/2003)
- Biogen Pilot Plant, RTP, NC (2002 Design only)
- GlaxoSmithKline QC Laboratory Benchmark Study, Wavre, Belgium
- Trimeris Analytical and QC Laboratory Facility, RTP, NC (2003
- Triangle Life Sciences Center Laboratory Facility, RTP, NC (2003/2004
Design) - formerly the EPA Research Center.