Pharmacia Building Q, Skokie, Illinois

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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-Pharmacia Corporation's new Building Q in Skokie, Illinois-include sustainable design, light-filled interior spaces for daylighting, energy-efficient fume hoods and other equipment, occupancy sensors to reduce lighting loads, and spectrally selective glazing to allow more light and less heat into the building. Water-savingfixtures are used, as well. Building Q has been certified Gold (the second highest rating) through the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages8
    StatePublished - 2002

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/BR-710-32719

    Other Report Number

    • DOE/GO-102002-1631


    • EE
    • energy efficiency
    • EPA
    • FEMP
    • laboratory buildings
    • LEED
    • low-energy buildings
    • Pharmacia


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