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Government

(CCOHS) - Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Canada's national centre for occupational health and safety.

(CDC) - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mission is: "To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability." See section, "Designing and Building Healthy Places."

(EPA) - Environmental Protection Agency
Mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment.

(GSA) - General Services Administration
Provides policy leadership and expert solutions in services, space, and products, at the best value, to enable federal employees to accomplish their missions. See "Design and Construction" section.

Labs21 - Laboratories for the 21st Century
Laboratory facilities represent an ever-expanding growth opportunity for advanced, environmentally preferred, building technologies. The typical laboratory uses far more energy and water per square foot than the typical office building due to intensive ventilation requirements and other health and safety concerns. Because the requirements of laboratory facilities differ so dramatically from those of other buildings, a clear need exists for an initiative exclusively targeting these facilities.

(NREL) - National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Federal government laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research, development, and deployment.

NIH Design Policy and Guidelines
These guidelines were developed to provide minimum criteria to assist architects, planners, and engineers in the process of designing research, vivarium, and clinical center facilities.

(OACU) - NIH Office of Animal Care and Use
An information source for persons using animals in biomedical research.

(OSHA) - Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America's workers.

Industry Associations

(AAALAC) — Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Lab Animal Care

A private nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through a voluntary accreditation program.

(AALAS — American Association of Laboratory Animal Science
The premier forum for the exchange of information and expertise in the care and use of laboratory animals.

(ACCA) — Air Conditioning Contractors of America
Help the best HVACR contractors in the country acquire, serve, and satisfy customers.

(ACEEE) — American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Nonprofit dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection. See "Buildings Program."

(ACGIH) — American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
A member-based organization and community of professionals that advances worker health and safety through education and the development and dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge.

(ACS) — The American Chemical Society

(AESP) — Association of Energy Service Professionals
Dedicated to advancing the professional interests of individuals working to provide value through energy services and energy efficiency by the sharing of ideas, information and experience

(AFE) — Association for Facilities Engineering
Professionals who ensure the optimal operation of plants, grounds, and offices.

(AGC) — Associated General Contractors of America
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC of America), the organization of choice for those associated with the construction industry, includes qualified construction contractors and industry related companies dedicated to skill, integrity and responsibility.

(AHA) — American Hospital Association
An advocacy group (legislative, regulatory, policy, judicial) that represents all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities.

(AIA) — American Institute of Architects, The
Promotes communication among all members of the design and construction team not only including architects, but of those in allied fields.

(AIHA) — American Industrial Hygiene Association
Promotes, protects, and enhances industrial hygienists and other occupational health, safety and environmental professionals in their efforts to improve the health and well being of workers, the community, and the environment.

(AMCA) — Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc.
A nonprofit international association of the world's manufacturers of air system equipment. Mission is to promote the health and growth of its industries covered by its scope and the members of the association consistent with the interests of the public.

(ARI) — Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute
Trade association representing the manufacturers of air-conditioning products and components.

(APHA) — American Public Health Association
Organization of public health professionals.

(ASCE) — American Society of Civil Engineers
The American Society of Civil Engineers represents members of the civil engineering profession.

(ASHE) — American Society for Healthcare Engineering
Advocate and resource for continuous improvement in the health care engineering and facilities management professions.

(ASHRAE) — American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Advances the knowledge and skills of heating, refrigeration, air-conditioning, and ventilation through research, publications, writing of standards, and continuing education.

(ASME) — American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Non-profit educational and technical organization.

(ASSE) — American Society of Safety Engineers
Professional safety organization.

(AZA) — American Zoo and Aquarium Association
A non-profit dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums.

(BIE) — Building Industry Exchange
A business to business directory of architects, engineers, etc.

(BOCA) — Building Officials and Code Administrators (See ICC)
A nonprofit membership association dedicated to preserving the public health, safety and welfare in the built environment through the effective, efficient use and enforcement of Model Codes.

(BOMA) — Building Owners and Managers Association
Advocacy group for the commercial real estate industry. The educational institute of BOMA that offers designations in real property management (RPA), facilities management (FMA), and systems maintenance (SMT/SMA). Courses are delivered by classroom study, self-study, corporate classes, accelerated review, and facilitated group study.

(CEFPI) — Council for Educational Facility Planners, International
A professional association whose members (individuals, institutions, corporate) are actively involved in planning, designing, building and equipping schools and colleges.

(CIBSE) — Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
It confers an internationally recognised badge of quality. It undertakes a wide range of learned society activities ranging from producing information services and acknowledged industry good practice publications in its series of Guides and other publications, to running a wide range of events, and to providing extensive networking activities through a series of regional and special interest groups.

(CSI) — Construction Specifications Institute
A technical society whose purpose is to improve, create and sustain the built environment. Provides technical information and products, continuing education, professional conferences and product shows.

Energy Solutions Center
A technology commercialization and market development organization representing energy utilities, municipal energy authorities, equipment manufacturers and vendors.

(ICBO) — International Conference of Building Officials (See ICC)
"...dedicated to public safety in the built environment worldwide through development and promotion of uniform codes and standards, enhancement of professionalism in code administration and facilitation of acceptance of innovative building products and systems."

(ICC) — International Code Council
A nonprofit dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes. Associated with BOCA, ICBO, and SBCC.

(IDEA) — International District Energy Association
A nonprofit trade association. Vision is to advance global environmental quality through efficient district energy.

(IFMA) — International Facility Management Association
Professional association for facility management. A not-for-profit association dedicated to promoting excellence in the management of facilities. Spots trends, conducts research, provides educational programs, and assists corporate and organizational facility managers in developing strategies to manage human, facility, and real estate resources.

(IEEE) — Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
Promotes the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electrical and information technologies and sciences.

(IEST) — Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology
An international professional society that serves members and industries through education and the development of recommended practices and standards. Multidisciplinary: contamination control in electronics manufacturing and pharmaceutical processes; design, test, and evaluation of commercial and military equipment; and product reliability issues associated with commercial and military systems.

(IIE) — Institute of Industrial Engineers
Peer group for Industrial Engineers.

(ISO) — International Organization for Standardization
International Standards for business, government and society. ISO 9000, etc.

(ISPE) — International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering
Non Porfit volunteer Society of technical professional who apply their particular knowledge in the Life Science industry.

(MCAA) — Mechanical Contractors Association of America
Engages in research and education that will assist contractors in furnishing safe and dependable installations through the use of qualified Welding Procedure Specifications and qualified welders.

(NACUBO) — National Association for College and University Business Officers
Represents chief administrative and financial officers at colleges and universities in the USA. Promotes sound management and financial policies.

(NAESCO) — National Association of Energy Service Companies
A business that develops, installs, and finances projects designed to improve the energy efficiency and maintenance costs for facilities over a seven to ten year period.

(NAFA) — National Air Filtration Association
Promotes and advances the common interest of those angaged in the air filtration industry.

(NEBB) — National Environmental Balancing Bureau
A nonprofit organization to help architects, engineers, building owners and contractors produce buildings with HVAC systems that perform in ways they have been visualized and designed.

(NFPA) — National Fire Protection Association
Purpose is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

(NSPE) — National Society of Professional Engineers
The only engineering society that represents individual engineering professionals and licensed engineers (PEs) across all disciplines.

(PHCC) — Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractor's Association
Promotion, advancement, education, and training of the industry, for the protection of our environment and the health, safety, and comfort of society.

(RSES) — Refrigeration Service Engineers Society
Enhanced technical competence by offering comprehensive, cutting-edge education and certification to our members and the HVAC/R industry. To advance the professionalism and proficiency of our industry through alliances with other HVAC/R associations

(SMACNA) — Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association
A trade association dedicated to provide products, services, and representation to enhance members businesses, markets, and profitability.

(SCUP) — Society of College and University Planners
Focused on the promotion, advancement, and application of effective planning in higher education.

(SBCCI) — Southern Building Code Congress International (See ICC)
A nonprofit organization that develops and maintains a set of model building codes.

(SEFA) — Scientific Equipment & Furniture Association
The Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA) was organized in 1988 to meet the needs of an important industry of designers, manufacturers and installers of scientific equipment and furniture.

(USGBC) — U.S. Green Building Council
A coalition of building industry leaders working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work.

Legal

(ADA) — Americans with Disabilities Act

This is the ADA website of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Animal Welfare Act
Regulates the care and treatment of animals that are used for research, exhibition or are sold as pets at the wholesale level. This Act is administered by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Excludes retail pet stores and animals raised for food or fur.

Partners

Cermak Peterka Petersen (CPP), Inc.

Wind-tunnel modeling and consulting regarding air flow around buildings and other obstacles is the focus of our services for architects, designers, engineers, and developers worldwide.

Earl Walls Associates
An architectural and engineering firm specializing in laboratory design, planning, and engineering

Fisher Hamilton L.L.C.
The world's largest manufacturer of laboratory furniture and fume hoods.

Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc. (HOK)
A global provider of design and project delivery services.

References

ACGIH — Odor Thresholds for Chemicals with Established Occupational Health Standards

ANSI/AIHA — American National Standard for Laboratory Ventilation: Standard Z9.5

ASHRAE — 2003 Handbook, Chapters 13 and 43

ASHRAE — TC 9.10 Laboratory Systems

ASHRAE — TC 9.11 Clean Spaces

NIH/CDC — Biosafety Cabinets NSF/ANSI 49-02e Class II (laminar flow) Biosafety Cabinetry

NIH/CDC — BioSafety Level 1,2,3, and 4 per Publications of the National Institutes of Health

Cal−OSHA — California Administrative Code, Title 8, Section 5154.1

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL, "Prudent Practices for Handling Chemicals"

NFPA 45: Fire Protection for Labs Using Chemicals

OSHA 29CFR1910.1450: Occupational Exposures To Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories