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Publications

All publications, as well as presentations from recent events and other materials, can be found in relevant sub-folders of our Public Dropbox folder.

2015

Draft Cold Storage Good Practice Guidence and Cold Storage Resources and Links (Dec)

Draft Good Laboratory Design Principles and illustrative case studies on S-Lab Award short-listed applications (Cell Therapy Catapult and Edinburgh and Glasgow Chemistry laboratories - more to follow).

Improving the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Low-Medium Value STEM Equipment in HE Laboratories - arguing that considerable opportunities and what research funders need to do to help achieve them (August)

Do You Speak Laboratory? - a UUK Efficiency Exchange blog highlighting the development of service partnerships between estates/facilities and laboratories (August)

How Funders can Influence Research Efficiency: UK Experience - remote presentation to a US seminar on this topic (at bottom of the window that will open) (July)

Unleash the Hidden Efficiency of Your Laboratory - a Laboratory News article.

2014

S-Lab Environmental Assessment Framework Implementation Guide - discusses the use and benefits of using the Framework (and its incorporation into the Green Impact 'lab tab), with five cases on Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester and Queens' Universities plus Genentech. 

S-Lab Environmental Assessment Framework Credits
 - Credit definitions, guidance and evaluation advice for 2013-14

Laboratory Sharing and Reuse of Software - a Comparison - Details of four software packages that help laboratories to share, reuse or recycle equipment and resources. 

2013 and Before

The Effective Laboratory - Results of the 2012 S-Lab Awards and Conference
A report identifying best practice and strategic developments in laboratory design, management and operation, based on discussions at our 2012 York conference and case studies of the 28 winning and shortlisted applications for the 2012 Awards.

The Impact of Laboratory Buildings on Laboratory Performance: An S-Lab ‘Before and After’ Survey of Users of AstraZeneca Macclesfield’s New Etherow Building - Results and analysis of surveys of AstraZeneca staff before and after they moved into a new award-winning research facility - the Etherow Building - in Macclesfield, UK. 

S-Lab Environmental Good Practice Guide for Laboratories - Examples of good practice and general information for eachof the criteria in the S-Lab Laboratory Assessment Framework. 

Lab Energy Audits: S-Lab Process Guide - A sister guide to the detailed results of lab energy audits. This report describes the benefits of building a more thorough understanding of lab energy consumption and identifies a 3-stage audit process, and methods of estimating consumption even when sub-metered data is not available.

Energy Consumption of University Laboratories: Detailed Results from S-Lab Audits
 - A report on five detailed lab energy audits undertaken at Cambridge, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester and York, which shows the importance of ventilation and equipment energy use in labs.

Saving Money Through Sustainable Procurement of Laboratory Equipment - This report, partly based on findings from a workshop on sustainable lab procurement, March 2011, contains data on energy use of lab equipment and recommendations for procurement specifications. 

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