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Co|Lab Elements

Central to the building’s design is a double-height bay space where research projects occur on a rotational basis. The facility itself was designed around three key goals: healthy materials, designing for disassembly, and net zero energy operations.

HEALTHY MATERIALS

DESIGNING FOR DISASSEMBLY

NET ZERO ENERGY OPERATIONS (PENDING)

Other key elements include a computerized green wall, composting service in addition to responsible recycling, daylight and occupancy sensor lighting strategies, and Big Ass Fans to minimize reliance on HVAC operations.

HITT team members and visitors to Co|Lab can be part of this initiative by learning about innovative design strategies, following responsible waste management, taking a building tour, and applying new and different design strategies to design, build, and manage better buildings. Co|Lab has achieved the first LEED v4 BD+C Platinum certification in Virginia and is designed to achieve ILFI Zero Energy and Petal Certifications (part of the Living Building Challenge).

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