Labs21 environmental performance criteria Version 2.0

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Laboratory facilities present a unique challenge for energy efficient and sustainable design, with their inherent complexity of systems, health and safety requirements, long-term flexibility and adaptability needs, energy use intensity, and environmental impacts. The typical laboratory is about five times as energy intensive as a typical office building and costs about three times as much per unit area. The Labs21 Environmental Performance Criteria (EPC) is a rating system for use by laboratory building project stakeholders to assess the environmental performance of laboratory facilities. Currently, the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED{trademark} Rating System is the primary tool used. However, LEED{trademark} was ... continued below

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Mathew, Paul A. October 1, 2002.

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Laboratory facilities present a unique challenge for energy efficient and sustainable design, with their inherent complexity of systems, health and safety requirements, long-term flexibility and adaptability needs, energy use intensity, and environmental impacts. The typical laboratory is about five times as energy intensive as a typical office building and costs about three times as much per unit area. The Labs21 Environmental Performance Criteria (EPC) is a rating system for use by laboratory building project stakeholders to assess the environmental performance of laboratory facilities. Currently, the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED{trademark} Rating System is the primary tool used. However, LEED{trademark} was designed for U.S. commercial office buildings and as such, lacks some attributes essential to the sustainable design of this unique and complex building type. To facilitate widespread use and to avoid ''re-inventing the wheel'' this effort builds on the existing LEED{trademark} Rating System 2.0.

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OSTI as DE00815507

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Oct 2002

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  • Report No.: LBNL--52848
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • DOI: 10.2172/815507 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 815507
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc734099

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Mathew, Paul A. Labs21 environmental performance criteria Version 2.0, report, October 1, 2002; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc734099/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.