Labs21 Toolkit Includes New and Revised Tools...

July 28, 2004

The Labs21 Best Practice Guides are one of several new and revised tools in the Labs21 toolkit, including:

  • Labs21 Process Manual: This document provides step-by-step guidance of the design process for a highperformance laboratory, and includes a checklist of sustainable design strategies. It is especially useful for design charrettes.
  • Case Studies: New case studies highlight the Nidus Center for Scientific Enterprise in St. Louis, MO, and the Donald Bren Hall in Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Design Guide: A compendium of hierarchically organized references on energy efficient strategies, this guide has been updated with more than 120 new sources.
  • Design Intent Tool: Includes a new template with the Labs21 Environmental Performance Criteria. This tool, with its automated report generation feature, allows a design team to consistently document and track design targets.
  • Benchmarking Database: Now has energy use data on more than 40 facilities.

All the tools can be accessed at