The $40 million project will add to and renovate the Virginia Department of Forensic Science’s Western Laboratory, as well as the Western District Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, housed in the same building.
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The new JCVI facility comprises a three-story, 28,600-sf office wing and a single-story, 12,605-sf lab wing. The light-filled labs have 14-ft-high ceilings, with floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides.
The initial building project focused on converting the existing one-story building into a state-of-the art research and development lab.
In its 48th year, the Laboratory of the Year Awards continue to recognize excellence in research laboratory design, planning and construction. This annual international competition receives entries from the best new and renovated laboratories.
Parabolic troughs and dry-cooled towers deliver similar value for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants, despite different solar profiles, a new report by the NREL has found. The findings demonstrate increasing importance for systems with thermal energy storage.
The program called for new lab, classroom and office spaces to replace outdated and undersized facilities in the surrounding science/engineering precinct, expand the school’s research and teaching capabilities, and support the growth in student enrollment.
The renovation of a 10,950-sf lab facility in the KOLB Building of the New York State Psychiatric Institute aimed to create a comfortable research and collaboration environment for scientists studying molecular therapeutics. The new research and education center includes open labs, as well as specialty procedure rooms for microscopy, electrophysiology, fly behavior and histology.
The innovative building design responds to the site with an interior ellipse and infinity-shaped courtyards that were purposely carved out of the central atrium to protect the native trees that predate the development of the site. Designed to be highly sustainable, the building's heat gain is prevented by a high performance glass facade that is covered with a system of metal fins, which deflect sunrays away from the building.
The project, valued at approximately $10 million, will build a facility that will house a broad variety of energy research and PNNL's campus sustainability program. Research conducted there include national challenges in the power grid's reliability and resiliency, the integration of renewable energy onto the power grid and reducing energy use in buildings.
Proposed addendum bg revises the Native Plant definition, clarifies the Plants section by renaming it Landscape Design, and requires a minimum area of the landscape to be native plants. The addendum is open for public comment, along with four other addenda, until March 9, 2014.
Funding for the new building was made available through a 2011 Wyoming legislative appropriation of $50 million in federal Abandoned Mine Lands dollars. Completion is scheduled in late spring 2015. The nearly 100,000-sf facility will house about 32 labs.
Power usage effectiveness (PUE™) has become the industry-preferred and globally adopted metric for measuring the energy efficiency of data centers. In response to this demand, ASHRAE and The Green Grid have published “PUE™: A Comprehensive Examination of the Metric.”
Exova, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has opened a new flagship lab in Aerospace Cluster in Toulouse, France. The 1,650-m2 expansion delivers a 25% increase in testing capacity with an additional eight fatigue testing frames and an increase in scanning electron microscope capability.
Three Stantec designers who specialize in education facilities have authored a chapter in a new book about designing teaching laboratories. Published by the American Chemical Society, Innovations and Renovations: Designing the Teaching Laboratory" highlights projects, best practices, and considerations for academic institutions embarking on a lab construction or renovation project.
This alliance will help design professionals find sustainable products and benefit building product manufacturers through increased access to the design community. HPDs and EPDs play a significant role in the new LEED v4 green building rating system.
The newly published fourth edition of the ASHRAE GreenGuide contains updated guidance that reflects how green building practices as well as the industry have changed. There are 44 GreenTips in this edition, including new ones on topics such as condensing boilers, rain gardens, green roofs and data centers.