Free Workshop – Thursday 13th December 2012
This free workshop features two recent Warwick science developments – the new Materials and Analytical Sciences Building (MASB) and the refurbished Chemistry Teaching Laboratories (CTL). The £24m MASB is designed to encourage interaction between physicists and chemists by putting its ‘science on show’ in an open plan rectilinear comprising laboratory and office space. The £2.5 million CTL project was short listed for the S-Lab Awards and aimed at creating a high quality learning environment with a ‘wow’ factor for current and prospective undergraduate students, whilst emitting 80% less carbon than the previous facilities.
One unusual feature of the CTL is its real time display of fume cupboard energy consumption to users, with the aim of encouraging behavioural change to reduce bills. One of two parallel sessions in the afternoon will consider how this and other measures could help to reduce the sector’s £150 million a year laboratory energy costs. It will be of particular interest to engineers and energy managers. A second parallel session will consider how the views of laboratory users can be best incorporated into new or refurbished designs, and how they can be persuaded to make any changes in practice that are explicit or implicit in the designs once handed over. It will be of particular interest to laboratory technical staff, academic managers and architects.
Booking for the event can be don via GoodCampus Events