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- Ensure autoclaves are full prior to running.
- Install timers and water-misers to shut down autoclaves overnight, especially electrically heated models.
- Set aside space for shared autoclaves when designing new laboratory spaces.
- Choose the right size of autoclave to meet research needs. Choose research-grade autoclaves - rather than hospital sterilizers – for research labs where fewer sterilization cycles are needed. Countertop models use 1/50th the electricity of large floor models.
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Energy Efficiency ( <span>Guiding Principles criteria 2.1</span>)
“Comply with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements that establish Federal building energy efficiency standards and require the purchase, installation, and use of energy efficient products. Employ strategies that continue to optimize energy performance and minimize energy use throughout the operation and life of the building.”
DOE FEMP | Energy- and Water-Efficient Products
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1
Indoor Water Use ( <span>Guiding Principles criteria 4.6</span>)
“Minimize the use and waste of indoor potable water, and in accordance with statue, implement water conservation technologies to the maximum extent that the technologies are life cycle cost-effective. Purchase water conserving products and ensure optimized indoor water operations to the maximum extent practicable.”
DOE’s Developing a Water Management Plan
FEMP | Best Management Practices for Water Efficiency
EPA | WaterSense
2018 IgCC Section 601