October 2011 Issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter

October 2011 Issue of Laboratory Design NewsletterIn this month's issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter the cover story focuses on efficient outcome of laboratory design and predesigning energy modeling for laboratory facilities. Other features include information on strategic laboratory planning; shielding complex research tools in laboratory facilities; and how energy master plans can streamline efficiency, reduce costs in laboratory facilities.

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Cover Story:
Efficient outcomes: Predesign energy modeling for lab facilities

Featured Articles:
Academic science planning: Linking curriculum to space
Shielding complex research tools impacts facility design decisions
Energy master plans can streamline efficiency, reduce operating costs

New Projects:
University of Puget Sound, William T. and Gail Weyerhaeuser Center for Health Sciences, Tacoma, Wash.
Southern Crescent Technical College, Medical Technology Building, Griffin, Ga.
University of North Texas, Zero Energy Research Laboratory, Denton
The Athenaeum (215 First Street), Cambridge, Mass. (adaptive reuse).
University of Notre Dame, Stinson-Remick Hall, Notre Dame, Ind.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS) II, Blacksburg

Featured News:
Boston University seeks BSL-2 ok for biocontainment lab
University of Alaska undertakes science upgrades
LEED 2012 will include updates in MR category
Science buildings honored for use of brick, green design
University of Miami dedicates first science park building
AIA predicts stagnation until 2012
PNNL building takes ASHRAE awards
National BIM standard revisions move forward
Golden Gate City named greenest
Labs win collaboration, green awards
Florida project continues state R&D push
University of Maryland president pushes science facility agenda
Legislation aims to kickstart economy with 'green'
Bulb act would block lighting laws
First LEED fellows announced
Team seeks fiberglass alternatives
Student design competition underway
Study: Green still not ingrained in architecture
USGBC lawsuit dismissed
Nanoengineered materials may transform construction

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