Architecture, Sustainable Design
A comprehensive book on the sustainable design of research
Today's research laboratories are complex and difficult building
types to design, and making them sustainable adds more obstacles.
Written by members of the well-known firm KlingStubbins, under the
guidance of its Directors of Laboratory Planning, Engineering, and
Sustainability, Sustainable Design of Research Laboratories
represents a multidisciplinary approach to addressing these
With the needs of architects, engineers, construction
professionals, and facility owners in mind, this book provides a
road map for sustainable planning, design, construction, and
operations. The book is valuable both to experienced laboratory
designers seeking guidance on sustainable strategies, as well as
professionals versed in sustainable design who want insight into
laboratory applications. With content rich in guidance on
performance strategies, even the most technically oriented reader
will find valuable lessons inside. This book:
Focuses on the links between best sustainable practices and the
specific needs of research laboratories
Provides a number of case studies of the best contemporary
sustainably designed labs, with a focus on architecture and
Explores the challenges in applying rating systems, including
LEED, to laboratory buildings
Examines unique considerations of sustainable approaches in
leased and renovated laboratories
Includes contributions by experts on approaches to integrated
design, site design, programming, and commissioning
This important book shows how theoretical ideas can be applied
to real-life laboratory projects to create healthier and more
efficient research environments.
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