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Basic Laboratory Energy Audit Checklist

Lab:

Date:

Lab Manager:

Phone #:

Email:

Please send completed forms to:

And make an appointment For Lab audit

Moe Tabrizi Energy Conservation Officer 453 UCB

(303)492-1425

Contact Facilities Management Center to report problems or request repair, Phone# 2-5522 .

Labs are 5-10 times more energy intense than office buildings.

Pre-Audit Data

1) Review Building energy usage data at website. What is trend, why?

2)

Lab operating hours from

to

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.

3) List major energy consuming equipment / functions in your Lab.

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Lab Equipment

Item

Check Point Description

Yes

No

N/A

Corrective Action Request / Comments / Add’l Info

1

Are PC monitors shut off and on sleep mode at the end of the work day?

       

2

Are fax and copying machines shut off and on sleep mode at the end of the work day?

     

Location

3

Where possible consolidate Freezers, Refrigerators, Ice Makers usage & Turnoff unused ones.

       

4

Lab Equipment is turned off/ Power managed when not in use?

       

5

Hot Plates, Burners, Heat Lamps, Ovens and incubators are on only when needed?

       

6

Compressed Air conservation:

       

Only used when needed- Report Leaks/ Fix Leaks

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Lighting

Item

Check Point Description

Yes

No

N/A

Corrective Action Request / Comments / Add’l Info

7

Areas to change incandescent lights to fluorescent lights

     

Location

Type

Qty

8

Exit signs, upgrade to LED type(signs made up group of small lights like PC or phone lights)

     

Location

Qty

9

Install local switches , more control for very large area & lights

     

Location

10

Delamp/deactivate extra lights & fixtures

     

Location

Qty

11

Is lighting on after hours & weekend used only when needed?

       

12

What percentage of lights is being shut off during after hours/weekends?

       

13

What do you hear most often regarding lights in this building?

       

14

Do you need additional light switch stickers to remind people to turn off lights when not in use?

     

Location

Qty

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Ventilation / Heating / Cooling

Item

Check Point Description

Yes

No

N/A

Corrective Action Request / Comments / Add’l Info

15

If heating/cooling/ventilation control is accomplished from central computer, does the computer schedule match your Lab occupancy?

       

16

Are heating thermostat set points set to maintain 70°F or lower, and Air Conditioning 73°F-75°F

       

17

Are there many fans or portable electric space heaters used by Lab occupants?

     

Type

Location

18

Are steam and hot water piping insulated? (Pipes are warm/hot to Touch).

     

Location

19

What do you hear most often regarding this Lab heating/cooling & comfort?

       

20

Do you have very large (>1HP) fans or motors operating in this Lab?

       

21

Are Fume Hoods/ Biological Safety cabinets sash being closed when not in use?

       

22

Location of Fume Hood/ and BSC in relation to Supply Air Diffuser?

       

23

Nominate Frequently used old Fume hoods/BSC without variable air volume feature for Future Upgrade consideration?

       

24

Fume Hoods in need of reminder label to close sash when not in use?

       

25

Minimize storage of equipment and chemicals in Hoods. Use Storage Cabinets

       

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Building Envelope

Item

Check Point Description

Yes

No

N/A

Corrective Action Request / Comments / Add’l Info

26

Are doors/windows kept closed during heating and cooling season?

       

27

Is weather stripping found to be adequate around windows/ doors? (reduce air leak)

       

28

Are windows in need of solar film to reduce/block the sun?

       

29

Lab walls too hot/cold candidate for insulation

     

Location

30

General Comments

       
 

Water

Item

Check Point Description

Yes

No

N/A

Corrective Action Request / Comments / Add’l Info

31

Nominate water aspirators for Future Replacement Consideration with Vacuum Pumps

     

Location

Qty

32

Is Domestic hot water at lowest possible setting (105°F-110°F) for general purposes?

       

33

Are there any leaking faucets?

     

Location

34

All faucet use low flow (2.0 gpm)

       

35

Are there equipment using one pass (pass-through) water cooling?

       

36

Water is turned off when equipment not in use?

       

37

Lab Equipment possibly candidate for water conservation by connecting to process chilled water?

       

38

Lab Equipment possibly candidate for water conservation by installing temperature and flow regulators?

       

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Miscellaneous

Item

Check Point Description

Yes

No

N/A

Corrective Action Request / Comments / Add’l Info

39

Do you receive utility usage and cost reports for your building? Conservation Website, click on your building www.colorado.edu/conservation

       

40

Are energy awareness materials displayed throughout the Lab?

       

41

Is there other major energy usage, issues in your building not covered in this audit?

       

42

Is Energy/Water conservation Training part of Lab Equipment user Training?

       

Please send completed form to Moe Tabrizi- 453- UCB

Report problems/requests for repair to service center : 2- 5522

For tips, news and energy usage in your building go to Website: www.colorado.edu/conservation

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Summary and Action Item

Issue

Action

Owner

Lighting

Ventilation/

Heating/

Cooling

Building

Envelope

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Issue

Action

Owner

Water

Lab

Equipment

Misc.

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