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The Georgia Institute of Technology Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions (CNES) Laboratory began as a flexible, design-build, high-bay laboratory.
Located across railroad tracks on Georgia Tech’s North Avenue Research Area Science Park site, it was a shop-like laboratory; flexible enough for use, even without a defined user.
Taking advantage of the building’s program, site, and Georgia Tech’s enthusiasm for sustainability and energy efficiency, the team—Georgia Tech, Gilbane Building Co., and HDR Architecture—followed a rational design process focused on carbon neutrality. The project, which earned a High-Honors Award in R&D Magazine’s 2013 Laboratory of the Year competition, serves as a model. Research conducted in the laboratory explores carbon-neutral energy solutions in three types of flexible, energy-efficient laboratories.