Helpful Links

Use the following links to find out more about how you can improve the sustainability of your laboratory or other high-performance facility, or to find a job opportunity in this field.

Associations and Organizations

Government Websites

    • Climate Neutral Research Campuses
      A website developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Cornell University to help campus-based institutions develop clean energy and carbon-reduction strategies.
    • EnergyPlus
      Architects and engineers can benefit from the enhanced energy modeling software, EnergyPlus, by DOE, which quickly calculates heating, cooling, ventilation, and lighting energy requirements. Download is free of charge.
      ENERGY STAR is a joint voluntary labeling program of EPA and DOE designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Read about products for both your home and business.
    • Greening EPA
      EPA is working to reduce the environmental impact of its facilities and operations, from building new, environmentally sustainable structures to improving the energy efficiency of older buildings.
    • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
    • U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
      FEMP works with key individuals to accomplish energy change within organizations by bringing expertise from all levels of project and policy implementation to enable Federal agencies to meet energy-related goals and provide energy leadership to the country.
    • WaterSense
      WaterSense is a partnership program sponsored by EPA to save water by labeling water-efficient products. Learn about WaterSense products, how to save water, and how businesses and organizations can partner with WaterSense.


Non-government Websites

    • CU Green Labs Program
      The CU Green Labs Program at the University of Colorado Boulder takes a collaborative approach to minimizing the use of energy, water, and material goods in the university's laboratories, all without compromising research integrity or safety.

      To promote resource efficiency in laboratories throughout campus, the CU Green Labs Program developed posters offering tips on creating and maintaining sustainable laboratories. Visit the CU Green Labs website to access these posters, which can be customized using Adobe Illustrator to include your organization's information and displayed in your laboratory space.

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      Note: These posters are intended to be used to promote laboratory sustainability and should not be sold for profit.

    • Green Seal
      Green Seal is an independent, nonprofit organization promoting the manufacture and sale of environmentally responsible consumer products.
    • On-line Sustainable Conservation Assistance Resource (OSCAR)
      OSCAR will be an interactive technical resource that establishes a clear process to make the decisions necessary for the sustainable understanding and treatment of historic buildings.
    • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
      USGBC is working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work.
    • Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG)
      The WBDG provides government and industry professionals with information on building-related guidance, criteria, and technology from a 'whole buildings' perspective.
    • Wind Turbines
      This growing Web community is dedicated to wind energy. It aims to be a venue for collaboration, interaction, networking, and promotion.

Job Opportunities

  • U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program Smart Labs / Data Center Performance Initiatives
    Better Buildings (BB) is a national leadership initiative calling on corporate chief executive officers, university presidents, utilities, state and local officials, and other leaders to make substantial commitments to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings and plants, save money, and increase competitiveness. The cornerstones are a commitment to a 20% or more savings target across the organizationsí portfolios and a commitment to share strategies that work, substantiated by energy data across the portfolios. DOE is expanding this initiative to engage leaders in a set of Better Buildings Accelerators designed to demonstrate specific innovative approaches, which upon successful demonstration will accelerate investment in energy efficiency. Through the Smart Labs (and Data Center) Accelerator, DOE will work with universities, federal agencies, national laboratories, hospitals, and corporations to advance strategies that rapidly improve energy efficiency in laboratory buildings.
  • Planner, Senior Science, Flad Architects
    • This position will be responsible for programming and planning parameters including lab functional models, lab staffing, departmental relationships and detailed lab design.
    • Responsible for providing project leadership, coordinating team members and consultants, programming projects, conducting site visits, and all necessary communications and documentation needed to ensure successful completion of projects.
    • Work directly with and lead multi-disciplinary teams, and deliver projects on schedule and within budget.
    • Participate in client presentations and project meetings.
    • Assist in cultivating new business opportunities.
    • Prepare and present information reflecting Fladís academic knowledge at conferences and through publications.
    Learn more and apply.
    Posted: August 5, 2016

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