Laboratories for the 21st Century 2009 Technology and Services Fair
Indianapolis Convention Center
Phone: (317) 262-3400
100 South Capitol Avenue
The primary guiding principle of the Labs21 approach is that improving the energy efficiency and environmental performance of these facilities requires examining the entire facility from a "whole building" perspective. Adopting this perspective allows owners to improve the efficiency of the entire facility, rather than focusing on specific building components. As Labs21 participants understand, improving the efficiency of individual components without examining their relation to the entire system can eliminate opportunities to make other more significant efficiency improvements.