News Releases

New white paper, “Getting a Handle on Green Purchases for Your Lab,” based on presentation given at the NIH Internationa
 
2013-02-19

New white paper, “Getting a Handle on Green Purchases for Your Lab,” based on presentation given at the NIH International Conference on Sustainable Laboratories
 
(Marietta, OH, February 19, 2013) Caron Getting a Handle on Green Purchases for your LabProducts introduces a new white paper entitled, “Getting a Handle on Green Purchases for your Lab: How to Select an Environmentally Preferable Chamber and Incubator.”
 
The paper is based on a presentation given by Caron’s Director of Engineering, Bob Dotterer, at the NIH’s 2012 International Conference on Sustainable Laboratories.  
The international conference, held in December in Bethesda, Md., was the first of its kind and addressed energy conservation in the laboratory. Attendees and presenters came from around the world to share and learn.
 
According to the NIH’s conference website, “Laboratories use more energy and water per square foot than other building types. As our laboratories age and equipment becomes obsolete, we have the opportunity to replace the equipment with more energy efficient models and implement energy saving technologies and strategies to ‘green’ our facilities.”
 
Dotterer was asked to speak on the topic of energy efficiency in Environmental Chambers and Incubators. Dotterer joined Caron in 1999 and has overseen the design and development of numerous products and projects, including Photostability Chambers, Condensate Recirculating Systems and Fingerprint Development Chambers. His role at Caron includes Applications Engineering, where he has worked closely with many customers by tailoring products to meet their needs.  
 
“It was a pleasure to be asked to present at this valuable conference and for Caron to be recognized as a manufacturer of environmentally-friendly products,” Dotterer said. “Over the past few years, we have redesigned our product line to be more energy efficient. We consider energy efficiency and sustainability in everything we do from design to manufacture to serviceability.”  
 
The new white paper is based on Dotterer’s presentation at the NIH conference on December 13-14, 2012. The paper is set up as a guide to help scientists and technicians understand the components that contribute to the overall efficiency or inefficiency of a chamber or incubator.

“We did a significant amount of research on how organizations such as EnergyStar certify appliances as energy efficient and then incorporated those approaches in our white paper,” Dotterer said. “The theme of our paper is simple: ‘Scientists deserve a product that is the most reliable and least costly to operate.’” 

Click here to download a copy of “Getting a Handle on Green Purchases for your Lab: How to Select an Environmentally Preferable Chamber and Incubator.” To learn more, visit www.caronproducts.com, call 800-648-3042 or email sales@caronproducts.com.