Lori Zimmer

Syracuse's Green-Roofed "Kinky" Lab Cuts Energy Use in Half

by , 04/21/11

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The window blinds of the building have been designed to be in tune with the angle of the sun to prevent glare and reduce heating. The unique design also optimizes interior daylight and reduces the need to turn on overhead lights during the day.

In the labs, air quality is of utmost importance, as researchers interact with a range of chemicals on a daily basis. Each lab features air testing equipment that measures air quality, signaling when fresh air needs to be filtered in.

Mori also designed the building with future energy costs in mind – the lab uses less than half of the energy of a typical American lab. These energy conservation efforts ensure that this building is built to last.

+ Toshiko Mori

Via Archinect

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