Environmental Performance Criteria

Part of the Labs21 Tool Kit

EPC 3.0
(300 KB, 18 pp)


Additional resources for use with the EPC 3.0:

The Labs21 Environmental Performance Criteria (EPC) is a rating system specifically designed for laboratory facilities. It builds on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System that was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The EPC was produced by a series of working groups that included more than 40 architects, engineers, facility managers, and health and safety professionals.

At-a-glance comparison of the LEED versus EPC rating systems

LEED

EPC

Criteria available for multiple building types

Specifically designed for laboratory facilities

Created to be used on its own

Created to work in conjunction with the LEED rating system

Provides certification

Does not provide certification

Produced by USGBC

Produced by a series of working groups that included more than 40 architects, engineers, facility managers, and health and safety professionals organized by Labs21



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