Energy-efficient laboratories offer the research community cost savings and safer working conditions in addition to serving the larger social good of reducing energy consumption. The laboratory designer with expertise in energy-efficient design will remain competitive in a world that increasingly values energy savings (and the resulting cost savings). Although the recommendations in this guide may seem new, they are valid when applied systematically, and the field of energy efficient design continues to move ahead. We hope design teams use this guide as a starting point, moving beyond the information presented here to read in depth and stay current with energy-efficiency developments in their fields.
Safety and Energy Efficiency