I2SL Sustainability Scoop

May 2019

International Institute for Sustainable Laoratories

Make Your Mark With the New Laboratory Benchmarking Tool

The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) is proud to host a new and improved Laboratory Benchmarking Tool (LBT). Built off the original Laboratories for the 21st Century (Labs21) benchmarking tool, this portal provides access to data from hundreds of facilities with new, user-friendly features.

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Have you tried it yet? The LBT is designed to be used by a wide range of professionals, including lab owners, operators, facility managers, and design engineers. Lab energy data from industry, academia, government, healthcare, and more are included in the LBT. Shouldn’t yours be too?

Why benchmark your lab buildings?

  • L-B-T is as easy as 1-2-3! The new user interface makes navigating the tool and inputting your building data easier than ever.
  • It’s the best of both worlds. Expanded access to the historical Labs21 benchmarking dataset, combined with modern graphing capabilities, help you create a useful dashboard of building energy performance to share with users and senior management.
  • Elevate your ability to improve energy efficiency. The tool enables you to prioritize energy-saving projects within a portfolio of buildings and provides insight into building energy consumption.
  • Learn how your lab compares to peer facilities. The LBT enables you to compare your lab’s energy use intensity to that of peer facilities with similar functional requirements, climate zones, or heating and cooling systems.
  • You can use the LBT for LEED Operations and Maintenance Certification; AIA 2030 reporting; and ASHRAE audits.

Register today and join the many labs already using the LBT. The database currently has energy and facility data for more than 750 lab buildings. Join the community that is helping to address climate change and energy efficiency—use the LBT!

The LBT is sponsored by the Federal Energy Management Program at the U.S. Department of Energy and was developed by I2SL, kW Engineering, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Please contact lbt@i2sl.org with any questions or feedback on the LBT.