Smart Labs: Improving Lab Facilities to Meet Decarbonization Goals

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Smart Labs enable safe and efficient world class science to occur in laboratories through high-performance methods. The Smart Labs Toolkit describes a systematic process to help laboratory owners and operators plan, assess, optimize, and manage laboratory facilities. This half-day workshop reviews the four phases of the Smart Labs Toolkit along with an interactive activity to complete a Laboratory Ventilation Risk Assessment. This session will also highlight the Lab Benchmarking Tool, which compares the energy use, emissions, and operational practices of lab buildings with similar facilities. Attendees will also discuss application as well as sharing tools and best practice guides.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages202
StatePublished - 2024

Publication series

NamePresented at the Energy Exchange, 26-28 March 2024, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5500-89116


  • assessment
  • decarbonization
  • laboratory
  • Labs2Zero
  • process
  • risk
  • Smart Labs
  • ventilation


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