UO building to be one of only LEED science facilities

UO building to be one of only LEED science facilities

Science facilities have many sustainable design challenges considered hard to overcome, but the University of Oregon's Lewis Integrative Science Building is working to change that.

Labs require a high degree of ventilation in order to remove chemical vapors , so the buildings use more energy than other types of structures commonly found on college campuses. In addition, health and safety requirements usually mean that the potentially toxic air in a science facility cannot be recycled.
But by employing some unique design techniques, the design team at THA Architecture was able to create a five-story building that UO officials say is poised to earn a platinum designation in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

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