Tools to measure and improve welfare of laboratory rats

Animals are exploited by man for several different purposes. According to many, society should be concerned about the welfare of these animals. Currently, an increasing need exists to be able to assess and improve animal welfare. In this thesis a concept of welfare is applied that states that `welfare is determined by the balance between…

LABORATORIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: BEST PRACTICES

Science can improve our lives dramatically, and even change the world as we know it. Therefore, it is important to provide scientists and other researchers with laboratories that foster innovation and enhance performance. One way to do this is by designing and building laboratories that make good use of natural light, or daylighting. Daylighting not…

DAYLIGHTING IN LABORATORIES

Science can improve our lives dramatically, and even change the world as we know it. Therefore, it is important to provide scientists and other researchers with laboratories that foster innovation and enhance performance. One way to do this is by designing and building laboratories that make good use of natural light, or daylighting. Daylighting not…

BEST PRACTICES: Daylighting in Laboratories

Science can improve our lives dramatically, and even change the world as we know it. Therefore, it is important to provide scientists and other researchers with laboratories that foster innovation and enhance performance. One way to do this is by designing and building laboratories that make good use of natural light, or daylighting. Daylighting not…

ENERGY RECOVERY FOR VENTILATION AIR IN LABORATORIES

Energy recovery can substantially reduce the mechanical heating and cooling requirements associated with conditioning ventilation air in most laboratories. Laboratories typically require 100% outside air at high ventilation rates— between 6 and 15 air changes per hour—primarily for safety reasons. The heating and cooling energy needed to condition this air, as well as the fan…