Freezer Week: Scoring

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Ways To Participate

 

Getting Started Points Description Interval
Participation Points 20 Points per campus just for joining and submitting data During Freezer Challenge
Participation Points 1 Point per PI who’s group accumulates any other points During Freezer Challenge
Freezza-Pizza Points 1 One point per pizza party or research group for each cold storage optimizing event. During Freezer Challenge

 

Cleanout, Inventory & HVAC impact

 

Things You Can Do Points For An Ultra Low Freezer Points For A -30° to -40°C Freezer Points For A -20°C Freezer Points For A Fridge or Incubator Description Interval
Clean Out (per Cubic Foot) 1 0.25 0.5 N/A Disposal measurement required (CuFt or CuMeter). Labs submit their standard box volume and how many complete or partial fillings were removed. Suggested box has 1-2 cubic feet. During Freezer Challenge
Working Lab Inventory 2 1 1 1 Contents to the box level: Researcher, date, experiment, sample type; may be paper, updated to most recent sample additions and removal. During Freezer Challenge
Container size inventory 2 1 1 1 Max 2011 Bonus points: Listing of approximate number of containers and their volume and rack or box. During Freezer Challenge
Inventory on file 2 1 1 Database or spread sheet with 95% complete inventory. Directory approximate location or brand of server-based software requested. Renewable Each Year
Inventory Barcoded 2 1 1 Submit photo of barcoded storage containers, or display with a visit. Renewable Each Year
Reduced cooling load in building(per kwH/d) 1 1 1 1 Measured or modeled and documented by energy manager. Alternate calculation: 1 point per 10 CFM air flow reduction. Must be annual net HVAC reduction due to relocation, chillUP! or retirement. Annual Count

 

Temperature Optimizing

 

Things You Can Do Points For An Ultra Low Freezer Points For A -30° to -40°C Freezer Points For A -20°C Freezer Points For A Fridge or Incubator Description Interval
ChillUP (per 10°C) 2 1 N/A N/A Entry must include sample types stored for 6 months or longer: e.g. tissues, molecules, cultures, reagents, or extract data. Annual Count
Already ChilledUP Alternate temp to -80, (-70 and above) 2 1 1 N/A Entry must include sample types stored for 6 months or longer: e.g. tissues, molecules, cultures, reagents, or extract data. During Freezer Challenge
Just Say “Ultra Low” 1 N/A N/A N/A Calling them “minus eighties” succumbs to industrial marketing and eliminates your selection of validated storage temperatures. 1 pt per group or lab with pledge. During Freezer Challenge
RTSS (per trial) 5 1 1 1 2011 Bonus points for trying out Room Temperature Sample Storage, per group Annual Count
RTSS (per 500 samples) 10 1 1 N/A Additional points for RTSS adoption, per group Annual Count
Defrost and remove dust from intake or coils 1 1 1 1 Ultra low freezer “defrost” can be gentle brushing or tapping ice off ofgasket; Others must be emptied and coils fully defrosted. During Freezer Challenge

 

Retirements, Upgrades & Sharing

 

Things You Can Do Points For An Ultra Low Freezer Points For A -30° to -40°C Freezer Points For A -20°C Freezer Points For A Fridge or Incubator Description Interval
Retire 20 10 4 2 per door Retirement includes a 1-year pledge to not replace. Multiple points per door for glass door refrigerators. This meets the ultimate challenge! Points Accrued for 3 years
Sharing (per additional PI) 4 3 1 N/A Points for additional PI’s that store samples in this freezer and thus avoid purchasing a freezer. Renewable Each Year
Appliance upgrade (per kWh/d) 1 1 1 1 Must be validated with kW or Amp measurements or data from Labs21 Wiki, Energy Star, or Manufacturer. Annual Count