Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

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Architectural Resources Group renovates a historic laboratory building, combining respect for the past with technical innovation and energy conservation.
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From Architectural Record
Joann Gonchar, AIA
 
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Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify features common in pre–World War II buildings that are inherently sustainable.
  2. Discuss strategies for historically sensitive and energy-conserving renovation.
  3. Describe environmental-control systems appropriate for laboratory buildings.
  4. Explain how a coelostat works and discuss the historical significance of the coelostat at the Linde Center for Global Environmental Science.

Credits:

1 AIA LU/HSW

When California Institute of Technology (Caltech) officials decided to renovate an elegant Spanish Colonial Revival laboratory building and make it into a center for climate-change research, they were determined to create a facility that reflected the ideals of its occupants. Click here to read about it»

Photo by David Wakely

 

Originally published in Architectural Record

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