Sessions & Reception at EPA's
Research Triangle Park Laboratory
October 8, 2002
As part of the Labs21 2002 Annual Conference, attendees visited
one of the federal government's premier research facilities, EPA's
new 1.2 million square foot campus in Research Triangle Park. Participants
toured selected areas of the campus, and attended dynamic, hands-on
sessions that explored related topics in more detail.
Each session featured a presentation from a member of the professional
staff at RTP and additional presentations from outside speakers.
Labs21 also hosted an evening reception and dinner at RTP immediately
following the sessions.
- Campus Planning & Integration
Participants examined the full scope of the RTP campus and how
each building was integrated into the site environment. The session
covered campus planning issues including parking, building placement,
construction management, recycling, and transportation.
- Central Utility Plant
Participants visited RTP's central utility plant and discussed
how other central utility services such as heating, cooling, waste
management, and incineration are made available in a large campus
shared by two different federal research facilities.
- Lab Modules and High-Bay Research Facilities
While visiting one of EPA's lab modules, participants discussed
laboratory airflow control strategies and options for new energy
conserving fume hoods in an academic setting. Participants also
examined how EPA designed for the greatest flexibility in research
needs in both lab modules and high-bay research facilities.