Sustainable Design: A Solution to Climate Change and Global Warming
Climate change and global warming are on everyone’s mind these days. Movies such as “An Inconvenient Truth” and editorials in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have all brought us closer to this reality. The bad news is that mankind is responsible for the current state of the environment and the good news is that we are capable of escaping this crisis. We also know that buildings are major contributors to climate change and global warming— especially laboratories, which are energy guzzlers.
Using four case studies— Saint Louis University’s Edward Doisy Research Center; Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University’s Biomedical Research Building One; the Solae Company Headquarters and the Center for Emerging Technology Building—presenters Copenhagen and Jain demonstrate the thoughtful design, construction, and operation of laboratory buildings can result in environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places in which to work
Steven G. Copenhagen, LEED, AP, Principal
Punit Jain, LEED, AP, Principal
- Association of University Research Parks Annual Meeting, Dec. 1, 2008