Roll Up Your Sleeves Roundtable
University of California at Santa Cruz Vivarium
Peter H. Rumsey, P.E., Rumsey
Scott Shell, AIA, EHDD Architecture
Vivariums are becoming more common in laboratory buildings.
Not much attention has been given to these energy intensive spaces,
which often times use twice as much air and energy as compared to
standard laboratory spaces. The owner and design team of the University
of California Biomedical Sciences building are eager to find ways
to lower the energy use of these spaces while maintaining the safety
and quality of the environment. One of the factors that influences
the air and energy use is the type of cage racks used. Join us to
discuss and share your ideas on how to lower the energy use and
improve the performance of vivariums.
Peter Rumsey, President of Rumsey Engineers, has over 20
years of experience in the engineering and energy field, and is
a nationwide leader in sustainable and efficient design of government,
scientific, and private sector buildings and critical environments,
such as laboratories, cleanrooms, data centers, and research facilities.
Peter's passion of energy-efficient and sustainable design issues
has led him to publish several papers on HVAC energy efficiency.
He is the author of a column in Environmental Design and Construction
magazine discussing and debating sustainable design issues. For
Critical Environments, Peter wrote an article on Laboratory
Efficiency in the ASHRAE Journal and was a team leader in a Data
Center Efficiency Design Charette for the Rocky Mountain Institute.
He has worked on the design and improvement of buildings in three
continents and is a registered mechanical engineer in nine states,
including California, Oregon, Arizona, and Texas.
He is a Certified Energy Manager and a member of the ASHRAE Cleanrooms
Committee (TC9.11). In 2002, he was awarded the Energy Engineer
of the Year Award from the Bay Area chapter of the Association of
Energy Engineers. Peter has a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical
Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Scott Shell is a Senior Associate
at EHDD Architecture. Along with directing the sustainable design
component of many EHDD projects, Scott has managed and designed
some of the firm's most complex institutional work. He has organized
a number of conferences and seminars on green design strategies,
particularly the use of flyash concrete and daylighting for people
in the building industry, including the Green Building Conference,
the Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco, and the ACI/CANMET Conference.
Scott has also authored a number of papers on various sustainable
topics. Scott received his Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn
University, as well as a Master of Arts and Humanities from Stanford
University, and Doctoral Studies in South Asian Studies from the
University of Chicago.
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