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Benchmarking data sources for Medical Lab projects?

asked 2014-10-01 11:40:37 -0500

anonymous user


updated 2015-11-12 19:58:36 -0500

Hi all. We're looking for a couple of good sources of information for Medical Lab data that we can use for benchmarking. Please post any public resources you might be aware of. I very much appreciate your help.

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Thanks for these great responses!

anonymous userAnonymous ( 2014-10-01 13:20:23 -0500 )edit

@JO @DDE, move these comments to answers so they can be voted and accepted.

__AmirRoth__'s avatar __AmirRoth__  ( 2014-10-01 14:58:14 -0500 )edit

@JO. Another thing to do is tag this question with 'labs' and 'benchmarking' to help with routing.

__AmirRoth__'s avatar __AmirRoth__  ( 2014-10-02 10:40:37 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-10-01 13:01:40 -0500

Here is some general information about hospitals and medical offices.

It's not a comprehensive list of laboratory equipment, but may still be helpful.

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I was going to suggest CBECS right off the batt, and I see that your link actually includes CEBCS + a few, so it's larger. Could you please include a couple of pointers from the FAQ as an introduction (once sentence will do)?

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2014-10-03 03:52:12 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-10-01 13:03:40 -0500

updated 2014-10-01 13:03:49 -0500

Here is a better laboratory specific data set. This would only apply towards buildings that are laboratories (although the percentage of lab space vs other space can be used to filter the results), not necessarily a medical laboratory inside of another facility.

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answered 2014-10-01 11:53:59 -0500

anonymous user


updated 2014-10-02 11:02:42 -0500

EPA's Targetfinder has a "Laboratory" category but the Median Propoerty EUI is only 61.6 which seems really low for medical labs.

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Can you add a link to this source?

Clayton Miller's avatar Clayton Miller  ( 2014-10-02 09:38:47 -0500 )edit

61.6 is pretty low for most types of labs! What were the parameters that were entered to define the building characteristics?

DancingDavidE's avatar DancingDavidE  ( 2014-10-06 14:04:18 -0500 )edit

I thought so too! I didn't save the result since i thought it was so far off of reality, but i think that the inputs were:

  • United States
  • Missouri
  • 64152
  • Laboratory (100%)
  • 25000 sqft
anonymous userAnonymous ( 2014-10-06 14:08:16 -0500 )edit

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