Smart Labs for Today's Energy Reality  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours
0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

This 2019 Energy Exchange recorded session explores how a typical laboratory is three to four times more energy intensive than an average commercial building and can account for up to 70% of a campus' energy footprint, making laboratories a key focal area for energy and carbon management strategies. Additionally, labs' primary functions require consistent availability of energy and water.


Deirdre Carter, P.E., Energy and Sustainability Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Monica Witt, Program Manager, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Rachel Romero, Energy Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Understanding of Smart Lab requirements for 2019 and beyond;
  • Connection between energy and lab performance;
  • Types of labs and specific concerns;
  • New technology to help labs meet the next generation of operation; and
  • Process changes to ensure operation.

The session featured in this on-demand course was recorded on August 22, 2019, at the 2019 Energy Exchange held in Denver, Colorado (Track 3, Session 8).

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