Nanomaterials laboratory achieves LEED Silver certification

October 01, 2008 |

The $41 million Center for Functional Nanomaterials at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y., earned LEED Silver, maximizing efficiency while minimizing exposure to sources that could impact the environmental stability of laboratories. The 95,000-sf facility capitalizes on access to natural light with building components organized around a central atrium featuring direct views into the laboratories. Designed by HDR Architecture, Omaha, Neb., to host around 300 researchers per year, the center also includes a stormwater management plan to conserve water and multiple acres of habitat for vegetation.

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