Largely funded by federal stimulus appropriations, the new PML greatly upgrades facilities for NIST's Quantum Electronics and Photonics Division, which concentrates on microfabrication, nanofabrication, and related efforts. The facility includes 18,000-ft2 of Class 100 cleanroom space and encompasses flexible instrument and nanotechnology laboratories.
A team of researchers at Stanford University has designed an entirely new form of cooling...
Five-story biofuels research building brings together researchers, academic leaders and students...
Kansas Bioscience Park, Venture Accelerator, Olathe. $11.1 million, 38,750-ft 2 facility (two...
The College of Public Health Building at the University of Iowa has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, the highest standard for green design. It is the first academic building on Iowa’s campus to earn the designation.
Sunoptics, a leader in high-performance prismatic daylighting solutions, received a Green Leadership Award for its energy-efficient daylighting solutions from the Sacramento Business Journal. The Green Leadership Awards recognize the region's people, companies, and organizations that are developing and implementing the most transformative green technologies, products, and services.
The 2013 I2SL Annual Conference call for abstracts is now open, and all members of the sustainable laboratory and high-tech facility community are encouraged to submit, whether a veteran presenter or new to the industry.
Scheduled for a 2015 completion date, the Silicon Valley complex will allow the majority of employees to work by natural light, without any glare from the sun. Most of the buildings will be four stories tall and shaped like bent rectangles.
How do you show your company’s commitment to the environment while attracting the world’s best and brightest technical minds? Bridgestone decided to build a new, green, state-of-the-art Technical Center in the middle of its existing Ohio campus.
Natural Resources Canada relocated its CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory from Ottawa to Hamilton to be closer to the steel and manufacturing sectors it serves through metallurgical research and testing. The new building raises the bar for sustainable design for industrial buildings in Canada, targeting LEED Platinum as well as surpassing the 2030 Challenge.
The concept for this prototype science park was to integrate a sustainable approach; a LEED project approach; a net zero energy, water, food, waste, and biofuels approach; a closed-loop design approach; and a regenerative design approach, all together. The result of the integration is a high-quality, low-energy, self-sustaining community that has all of the functions it needs to support itself.
The Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, England, designed by architect Stanton Williams, has received the Stirling Prize: the highest honor for architecture in the United Kingdom. The award, conferred by the Royal Institute of British Architects, came as a surprise to multiple pundits who had handicapped the competition.
The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories has announced the winners and honorable mentions for its International Sustainable Laboratory Student Design Competition. The competition enabled architecture and engineering students from around the world to provide new and innovative thinking for the creation of energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable laboratories.
This 330,000-ft 2 , $175.3-million facility, focused on biology, information technology, and engineering, includes an underground research floor, three research floors, a ground-level "Town Center," an auxiliary service building, and a mechanical penthouse. Its unusual and effective building organization, strong sense of public outreach, and high degree of flexibility and social engineering led judges to honor the project as Laboratory of the Year 2012.
Facility, aimed at educating more dentists for the state of Georgia, provides patient facilities, including regular dental practice and surgical areas, including a spacious lobby area. A simulation laboratory includes 100 simulator workstations, 200 desktop monitors, and seven large displays, while a smaller practice laboratory has 22 simulators and 22 workstations.
Renovation of teaching/research laboratories more than doubled existing laboratory space, serving off-campus students who must have a home base for required laboratory portions of classes, as well as faculty researchers. Fume hood diversity and a modern DDC and sensing system were implemented to allow double the number of fume hoods without replacing the supply air handling.
The Frick Chemistry Laboratory at Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., has received High Honors in the 2012 Laboratory of the Year competition.
The University of California-Riverside School of Medicine Research Building has received a Special Mention in the 2012 Laboratory of the Year competition.
In part seven of the NZE Teleconference, Ted Hyman, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, discusses the net zero energy concepts in the J. Craig Venter Institute Laboratory.
In part nine of NZE Teleconference, Stephen Selkowitz and Dale Sartor, both from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will talk about NZE enclosures, daylighting, and HVAC solutions.
LEED Platinum building serves FAU's programs in computer science and electrical and computer engineering.
New LEED Gold facility will includes two nursing labs, two biology labs, a respiratory lab, a dental lab, and lab space for the Emergency Medical Service Institute.
It is probably safe to say that most people would not advocate deliberately damaging the environment, especially if there is no advantage in doing so. But profit and value also play a role in many of the choices we have to make. If the design solutions we advocate to help preserve the natural world are not financially feasible, they are not likely to be implemented. We have to evaluate what our ideas will cost, both initially and in the long term, as well as how well they will work.
Univ. of California-Davis, Teaching and Research Winery and the August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory (WBF). 32,334 ft 2 research and teaching facility integrating wine making, brewing and food processing applications and public outreach. $17.2 million. This project received a High Honors award in the 2011 Lab of the Year competition for its overall excellent quality in creating an environment that meets client objectives, reflects the agricultural aesthetics of its mission, and serves as an example in sustainable design, including net-zero water use and LEED Platinum certification.
UConn project successfully uses daylighting and flexible space planning to create a cell and genome sciences lab from an outdated facility, winning Renovated Lab of the Year 2011.
Intelligent campus planning, high laboratory quality, exemplary level of sustainability, aesthetic sensitivity to the cultural context, excellent team coordination and speed of execution wins KAUST the title of Lab of the Year: New Construction for 2011.
Teaching and research facility will be used by the Univ. of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix; the UA College of Pharmacy; the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health; and the Northern Arizona Univ. College of Health and Human Services.
Situated prominently in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, Texas Children's Hospital's Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute is a collaborative, basic research facility dedicated to the study of childhood neurological diseases, unifying a multidisciplinary team of investigators from the fields of genetics, neurobiology, physics, mathematics, bioinformatics and behavioral psychology.
How does a research facility or biotech company with older laboratories update existing facilities to current energy conservation standards? When building a new facility, it is fairly straightforward to assess and incorporate green strategies, but the goal for most institutions today is updating existing structures.