I2SL is pleased to cosponsor the Laboratories for the 21st Century (Labs21) Annual Conference and workshops with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy. Labs21 is a voluntary partnership program dedicated to improving the environmental performance of U.S. laboratories. While working within the current framework of Labs21 throughout the United States, I2SL will expand the program globally and extend its reach to other scientific, medical, research, and technology-based facilities.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.