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Labs21 Workshop: Environmental Performance Criteria

Monday, September 15, 2008
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

With the growing demand for high performance, low-energy facilities, the need for an assessment system to classify these sustainable buildings is essential. The Labs21 Environmental Performance Criteria (EPC), a point-based rating system that assesses the environmental performance of laboratories, has emerged as a solution. EPC builds on the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system by adding credits and prerequisites pertaining to laboratories.

This workshop introduced EPC and covered such issues as credits and prerequisites; technologies and strategies that can be used to meet EPC requirements; cost implications of meeting those requirements; and sustainable design processes developed from the Labs21 Tool Kit. All conference attendees were encouraged to attend and learn how to be at the forefront of sustainable laboratory assessment.

NOTE: This course is worth 3 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for professional engineers and 3 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) from the American Institute of Architects for registered architects.


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