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Tough Economy Yields Better Labs

Posted November 08, 2011 8:06 AM

As laboratories strive to cope with trying economic times, lab owners and planners are moving ahead with new construction and renovations that incorporate cost-cutting methods, including energy-saving technologies, according to an R&D magazine survey. While speed was a primary factor in new laboratory design projects in previous years, laboratory planners say that the emphasis now is on value. Many labs are seeking LEED certification for sustainable design, but owners and users are also focusing on work space, safety, and functionality. Find out what other features are important in new lab projects.

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