Carnegie Mellon University's Chemistry LaboratoryA Building
Retrofit with Labs21
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University is a Laboratory for the 21st Century
Pilot Partner. The university is making plans for a new undergraduate
chemistry laboratory. This laboratory will also function in part
to support research projects.
The Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics (CBPD) and
its supporting Advanced Building Systems Integration Consortium
(ABSIC) will cooperate with the university to create an energy and
environmentally effective laboratory that meets the educational
requirements and minimizes health and safety risks.
Recently the first workshop regarding this project was held at
Carnegie Mellon University before the Labs 21 course material was
presented to an audience of architects, engineers, facility managers
and university decision makers.
For the near future it was decided to hold several workshops related
to this specific educational/research laboratory. At this time three
workshop topics have been identified. These workshops will have
the following foci:
1. Fume hoods
Individual health and safety requirements.
Ventilation rates and Fume hood design.
Clustering fume hoods versus fume hood distribution.
- How do these issues influence overall heating and cooling and
Can water-based systems be employed for cooling and heating, or
are all air-systems recommended?
2. Control systems
Presently control systems exist separately for lighting, HVAC, fire,
life-safety. However, integrated systems are necessary for energy,
environmental and health safety requirements.
- This workshop will outline the requirements and seek partnerships
for the development of such an integrated system.
3. To meet and exceed minimal LEED requirements
A workshop will be held that seeks to identify opportunities to
meet at least 2% of the total collective load with renewable energies.
This workshop will also focus on the LEED goal to optimize
energy performance by 50%.
- This paper will present the findings as they exist at the time
of the conference.
- Energy and environmental effectiveness
- LEED certification
- Systems integration and design
Ph.D., School of Architecture, Director
Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics, Carnegie Mellon
Since the fall of 1972 Dr. Hartkopf teaches and conducts research
at Carnegie Mellon University. In 1975 he co-initiated and subsequently
directed, until 1981, the first multi--disciplinary program in Architecture,
Engineering and Planning in the United States of America with grants
from the National Science Foundation and the building industry.
In 1981 he founded the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics
at the University. Between 1981-1985 Prof. Hartkopf was on partial
leave from Carnegie Mellon University and developed, jointly with
Vivian Loftness and Peter A.D. Mill, the Total Building Performance
Evaluation Method at Public Works Canada on Executive Interchange.
Based on the research and development needs identified in this
method, Dr. Hartkopf has created and directs a consortium of leading
building industries (material, component, and systems manufacturers),
six U.S. government agencies, two foreign governmental agencies
and one university. In operation since 1988, the Advanced Building
Systems Integration Consortium (ABSIC)1 has completed international
studies on the impact of advanced technology in office buildings
in Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, North America and France.
ABSIC has chosen a 12 year research and demonstration effort on
the impact of advanced technology upon the physical, environmental,
and social settings in office buildings, towards creating high performance
work environments. The consortium, in cooperation with Carnegie
Mellon has designed, constructed and maintained the Robert L. Preger
Intelligent Workplace, officially opened in the winter of 1997.
Professor Hartkopf was instrumental in creating a joint initiative
between Carnegie Mellon University and the Daimler-Benz Corporation
(now DaimlerChrysler) in 1996. The resulting Global Field Support
Consortium (GFS) consisted of seven Global Hardware, Software and
Service Providers2 dedicated to creating the marketing and service
environment of a Global 50 Corporation. At Carnegie Mellon this
work was conducted by a team of six research institutes, including
the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics.
As a service to the University, Professor Hartkopf has held numerous
offices, including Chair of the Faculty Senate 1989-90 during the
year of transition from President Cyert to President Mehrabian;
Member, Committee to Evaluate the President 1986-87; Member, Presidential
Search Committee 1989-90; Member, University Tenure Committee; Chair,
Departmental and College Tenure and Promotion Committees, Member
Educational Facilities Committee 1987-90.
Professor Hartkopf realized as an architect building projects in
Germany, Bangladesh, Peru and the United States. He led Master Planning
efforts for Volkswagen A.G. and the City of Wolfsburg, Germany;
EXPO 2000 Hanover and Berlin Lichtenberg, Germany.
Teamwork under his leadership has received the Solar Age Magazine
Award, Second Prize, 1983; Progressive Architecture Research Award,
1986; Honorable Mention, from the fifth annual American Institute
of Architects (AIA) Educational Honors jury; the Teaching Award
for the course sequence: Design for Building Performance: An Integrative
Approach, 1992; the Three Rivers Environmental Award in the category
of higher education, 1996; the AIA Pittsburgh Chapter Honor Award,
1998; the AIA National Honor Award, 1999; the Business Week/Architectural
Record Awards, 1999; the Merit Award by the American Institute of
Steel Construction, 2001 I.D.E.A.S. Awards Program, 2001.
Professor Hartkopf has been frequently cited in the professional
literature. A frequent keynote speaker in Europe, Asia and the Americas,
he authored over 100 technical publications: books, journal articles,
reports, and conference proceedings.
Professor Hartkopf continues his consulting with such organizations
as DaimlerChrysler, Volkswagen, Thyssen Krupp, Electricité
de France, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Energy and