Peter Coffey has served since 2009 as Vice President at VACUUBRAND, INC., where he has been working to bring to North America energy and water-saving lab vacuum technology developed by VACUUBRAND of Germany. Coffey holds degrees in biology, natural resources management, and business.

Multidisciplinary Building for Problem-Based Science

Research and, more recently, teaching approaches to science are increasingly problem focused, not discipline focused. This means that...  More

O and M Savings from Lab Utilities

Campus laboratories are equipment intensive, water intensive and energy intensive. It follows, then, that they are also expensive to...  More

Adaptable Utilities for Science Facilities

Once upon a time, science was done in silos. The biologists, chemists, physicists and engineers stayed in their own worlds. Research was...  More

A New Climate for JHU Chemistry

It was raining in the basement chemistry labs of the 75 year-old Mergenthaler chemistry building at Johns Hopkins University in 2011. The...  More

Lab Utilities Sustainability: Cost Savings and Resource Efficiency

At its heart, the quest for sustainability on campus is about minimizing waste: waste of water, waste of energy, waste of resources of all...  More