Labs for the 21st Century, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, and the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories.

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Labs21® is dedicated to improving the environmental performance of U.S. laboratories.

Cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Exit Labs21 offers professionals worldwide the opportunity for information exchange and education.

Laboratories and high performance facilities are targeted because the typical laboratory, for example, uses far more energy and water per square foot than the typical office building. Explore the resources and links on this site to learn more about sustainable laboratories.

As the Labs21 program continues to transition, the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) Exit has taken on the conference and workshops and both DOE and I2SL host the Labs21 Tool Kit and other resources. Follow the links below to learn more.

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Labs21 Annual Conference

The Labs21 Annual ConferenceExit allows laboratory professionals to meet and discuss improving the next generation of sustainable laboratories. The event, the largest of its kind, highlights recent advancements in laboratory efficiency and performance and provides the sustainable laboratory community with a unique forum for information exchange and education. Learn more about the conference.Exit

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Labs21 Tool Kit

Get access to all of the Labs21 Tools, including:

and more by visiting the I2SL websiteExit

Federal lab affiliates may want to visit the DOE's Federal Energy Management Program website Exit for access to the Tool Kit and other resources.

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Labs21 Workshops

Labs21 workshops can provide you with key principles and techniques necessary to help you develop or maintain a sustainable laboratory or high-tech facility. The courses, which cover topics ranging from the architecture of high-performance laboratories to the energy-efficient design process to tips for laboratory users, are taught by seasoned laboratory designers, energy managers, and facilities professionals.

The Labs21 Workshops are offered by I2SL. Exit More information on workshops and the latest workshop schedule can be found on I2SL's Training and Education Web page. Exit




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