Our “Pilot Lab Program” sought to combine both approaches and study the true potential of holistic Green Labs programming that addresses both building and user aspects of research efficiency.
Looking around your lab feeling overwhelmed by the landfill load and hum of numerous appliances? You are not alone!
Research labs at UVA make up 9% of the University’s physical footprint but are responsible for a quarter of its energy use. Most research institutions experience this imbalance, but why?
Land & Buildings
With over 550 buildings encompassing over 17 million square feet, the University of Virginia has the opportunity to use the operation of its facilities to demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability. The design, operation and maintenance of Grounds require significant resources. To ensure UVA’s diversity of buildings are optimized for performance and energy efficiency, UVA works to ensure that new construction and existing buildings are held to robust sustainability standards.