Sustainable Design of Research Laboratories: Planning, Design, and Operation
Architecture, Sustainable Design
A comprehensive book on the sustainable design of researchlaboratories
Today's research laboratories are complex and difficult buildingtypes to design, and making them sustainable adds more obstacles.Written by members of the well-known firm KlingStubbins, under theguidance of its Directors of Laboratory Planning, Engineering, andSustainability, Sustainable Design of Research Laboratoriesrepresents a multidisciplinary approach to addressing thesechallenges.
With the needs of architects, engineers, constructionprofessionals, and facility owners in mind, this book provides aroad map for sustainable planning, design, construction, andoperations. The book is valuable both to experienced laboratorydesigners seeking guidance on sustainable strategies, as well asprofessionals versed in sustainable design who want insight intolaboratory applications. With content rich in guidance onperformance strategies, even the most technically oriented readerwill find valuable lessons inside. This book:
Focuses on the links between best sustainable practices and thespecific needs of research laboratories
Provides a number of case studies of the best contemporarysustainably designed labs, with a focus on architecture andengineering
Explores the challenges in applying rating systems, includingLEED, to laboratory buildings
Examines unique considerations of sustainable approaches inleased and renovated laboratories
Includes contributions by experts on approaches to integrateddesign, site design, programming, and commissioning
This important book shows how theoretical ideas can be appliedto real-life laboratory projects to create healthier and moreefficient research environments.