Georgia Public Health Laboratory, Decatur, Georgia

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    This case study was prepared as one in a series for the Laboratories for the 21st Century program, a joint endeavor of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program. The goal of this program is to foster greater energy efficiency in new and retrofit laboratory buildings in both the public and the private sectors. Theenergy-efficient elements of the laboratory featured in this case study-the Georgia Public Health Laboratory, Decatur, Georgia-include sustainable design features, light-filled interior spaces for daylighting, closely grouped loads (such as freezers), the use of recirculated air in administrative areas, direct digital controls for heating and cooling equipment, sunscreens, and low-emissivitywindow glazing. These elements, combined with an attractive design and well-lighted work spaces, add up to a building that ranks high in comfort and low in energy use.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages8
    StatePublished - 2002

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/BR-710-32572

    Other Report Number

    • DOE/GO-102002-1629


    • EE
    • energy efficiency
    • EPA
    • FEMP
    • Georgia
    • laboratory buildings
    • low-energy buildings


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