Lab energy tipping points: Two critical transitions you need to anticipate for your research facility future

Paul M. Erickson, LEED BD+C
Principal, Bldg Performance Practice Leader
Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

Scott Foster, PE, LEED AP
Principal, S&T Market Leader
Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

Renewables will continue to replace fossil fuels in your organization’s primary/second energy mix, and two fundamental yet related changes will profoundly disrupt future research building designs: 1) shifting from distributed steam to distributed hot water, and 2) transitioning towards all-electric buildings. In this session, AEI details the implications of this transition for your upcoming projects and how to make forward-looking plan changes to accommodate them. They demonstrate re-alignment of lab designs with alternative heat sources and examine new strategies to consider for process loads including sterilization and rack washing. 

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Forum I
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 2:20pm-3:15pm
Continuing Education
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