Sustainability Considerations in Cleanroom Design and Operations Online Tutorial

June 29, 2007 — ROLLING MEADOWS, IL — The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) continues to offer valuable online education classes in the ongoing Access the Experts series. “Sustainability Considerations in Cleanroom Design and Operation” will be presented Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Learn from your desk, conference room, or auditorium without travel expenses. The per-site fee has no limit on the number of students who may participate at each location. Online registration is now available at

This live, one-hour class will provide an overview of the key elements of sustainability for cleanroom facilities, and will focus on energy efficiency in cleanroom design and operation. The course will present real-world examples of good and bad cleanroom design and operation, provide guidelines on key considerations and opportunities in improving the performance of cleanroom buildings, and discuss caveats of rules of thumb or industrial document-specific recommendations.

Instructor Tengfang (Tim) Xu manages and performs R&D projects on energy efficiency and environmental performance of commercial, residential, and industrial buildings, including cleanrooms, minienvironments, and data centers, at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA. Xu served as contamination control technical vice president of IEST from July 2005 to June 2007. At Berkeley Lab, he is involved in the development of innovative methods and protocols that are instrumental in formulating standards to characterize fan filter units. Xu’s interests and accomplishments include the production and dissemination of new knowledge and techniques to improve the environmental and energy performance of mission-critical buildings, such as cleanrooms and minienvironments. Xu is a technical editor for the Journal of the IEST and serves on the editorial board of Building and Environment. He has received numerous national awards for scientific papers, publications, and professional services.

This online learning environment will allow contamination control professionals around the world to take advantage of this educational opportunity. More information is available at or by calling IEST at (847) 255-1561.

About IEST
Founded in 1953, IEST is an international technical society of engineers, scientists, and educators that serves its members and the industries they represent (simulating, testing, controlling, and teaching the environments of earth and space) through education and the development of recommended practices and standards. IEST is an ANSI-accredited standards-developing organization; Secretariat of ISO/TC 209 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments; Administrator of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 209; Administrator of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 142 Cleaning equipment for air and other gases; and a founding member of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies.


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