Mitch LylesVice President, Engineering Practice Leader Regional Building Engineering Leader
Research labs and the equipment they utilize on a day-to-day basis consume an enormous amount of energy. The better your research lab’s HVAC systems heats and
cools, the more likely you are to keep your construction and operational costs in check.
This session is formatted to encourage lively intellectual exchange between audience members and speakers, with a roll-up your sleeve dynamic that will lead to
powerful peer-to-peer collaboration/discussions.
In this extended IDG roundtable session, we will:
- Examine a wide-variety of HVAC systems that work well with a variety of lab types, formats, and budgets
- Discuss HVAC technologies and engineering & floor layout options that can reduce your energy spend by 30% - 40%
12:15 PM A Fully Integrated Approach to Laboratory Design – the New Lakeland Community College Health Technology Building
As clients are pushing their design consultants to design increasingly more energy efficient buildings, the straightest line to this solution is through a fully Integrated Design Method. In this model all of the project constituents; owner, architect and engineer; are at the table from the start of the project. All three being integral to setting the ground work for project expectations and goals. The design process fully integrates the architects and engineers from the beginning to create a resultant solution that will deliver to the client a project that strikes a high balance between aesthetics, program and engineering that can exceed expectations. Using case studies from the new Lakeland Community College Health Technologies Building and preliminary work from the Suffolk Community College Renewable Energy and STEM Building, the Integrated Design Method will be shown to be a valuable tool to execute a project that is both highly energy efficient and architecturally forward looking.
Topics to be discussed:
- Building Siting and Configuration
- Building and Building System Design Considerations
- Design Outcomes