Labs21 Workshop: Environmental Performance Criteria


With the growing demand for high-performance, low-energy, facilities, the need for an assessment system to classify these sustainable buildings is essential. The Labs21 Environmental Performance Criteria (EPC), a point-based rating system that measures laboratory sustainability, has emerged as a solution. EPC builds on the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system by adding credits and prerequisites pertaining to laboratories.

This half-day workshop will introduce EPC and cover such issues as credits and prerequisites, technologies and strategies that can be used to meet EPC requirements, cost implications of meeting those requirements, and sustainable design processes developed from the Labs21 Tool Kit.

Who Should Attend This Course?

This course is recommended for, but not limited to, the following occupations:

  • LEED-accredited professionals
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Facility owners and managers
  • Mechanical, engineering, and plumbing professionals
  • Project managers
  • Construction/contracting managers
  • Commissioning specialists
  • Laboratory equipment manufacturers
  • Safety, health, and environmental management professionals
  • Laboratory users
  • Students in any of the above-mentioned fields

Continuing Education Credits

This course is worth 3 Green Building Certification Institute Continuing Education Hours toward the LEED Credential Maintenance Program, as approved by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC); 3 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for professional engineers; and 3 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) from the American Institute of Architects for registered architects.

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