Energy Efficiency Programs for Niche Markets: The Labs21 Program as an Exemplar


In this paper, we describe how the Labs21 program, a joint program of the US EPA and US DOE, is structured to meet these needs recognizing that laboratories require very specialized engineering and design knowledge not addressed in academia or industry, and not readily shared to a level commensurate with the needs of this building sector. While Labs21 is focused on one niche market, we also highlight some experiences from this program applicable to other specialized building types.

Author(s): Wirdzek, P., W. Litner, P. Mathew, and N. Carlisle