Gallery: Cornell’s Geometric White Weill Hall Laboratory is an Energy S...

Laboratories are known for being incredibly inefficient when it comes to energy usage, and scientists devour vast amounts of electricity keeping up optimum lab conditions in pursuit of their research. But Cornell's Weill Hall is a different sort of lab, and the white geometric building is an energy saving machine. Designed by Richard Meier & Partners, the life sciences building has already earned LEED Gold certification in part due to their integration of a green roof, a solar passively designed facade, and energy efficient lighting and HVAC systems. Its white aluminum clad exterior, which is typical of Richard Meier designs, is a striking contrast to the traditional, brick university campus.

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