I2SL Best Practices Guide Series:
Demand Based Control

September 21, 2022
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Eastern Time

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As part of an ongoing educational series, I2SL is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to offer webinars highlighting new and updated best practices guides on laboratory sustainability and efficiency topics. Join Dan Diehl from Aircuity for the fourth webinar of the series, covering the Energy Savings With Demand Based Control Best Practices Guide. This informational webinar is provided at no cost to encourage attendees to continue improving sustainability and efficiency in laboratories.

Given the mega trends of carbon reduction and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments, reducing energy and carbon emissions use in both new and existing laboratory facilities has become the most important carbon conservation measure (CCM) to pursue. The adoption of demand control ventilation (DCV) reduces significant energy use and carbon in labs which are notoriously the most energy-intensive spaces. This webinar will discuss DCV for labs and its benefits which include reducing Scope 1 emissions without the use of carbon offsets, enhanced indoor air quality (IAQ), and a strong payback.

This best practices webinar describes the airflow optimization concept for laboratories, vivaria, and some cleanrooms. Case studies help demonstrate how this concept has been used successfully for more than 20 years.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how optimizing ventilation with demand control ventilation (DCV) labs and vivaria dramatically reduces energy and scope 1 carbon emissions;
  • Understand the impact of efficiency on future decarbonization efforts;
  • Learn how to achieve cost reductions in new facilities or major renovations through "sizing" of HVAC systems;
  • Understand data available through a DCV platform can be used to monitor IAQ and maximize energy savings; and
  • Hear how a top 10 life science company implemented airflow optimization for: impactful return on investment (ROI), significant carbon emissions reduction, and addressing of deferred maintenance.

Instructor Biography

Dan Diehl has over 25 years of industry expertise across a wide variety of vertical markets and disciplines in commercial and light industrial building markets. Prior to Aircuity, Dan led business development at Lutron Electronics, was a partner for six years with Synergy, and spent 11 years at Johnson Controls, Inc.

FEMP Smart Labs

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), through Smart Labs, encourages energy efficiency in laboratories through a whole-building approach that enables agencies and organizations to improve the efficiency of an entire facility rather than specific laboratory components. To guide stakeholders in developing a successful Smart Labs program, the Smart Labs Toolkit describes a systematic process to help laboratory owners and operators plan, assess, optimize, and manage laboratory facilities.


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