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Architectural Resources Group renovates a historic laboratory building, combining respect for the past with technical innovation and energy conservation.

November 2012
From Architectural Record

By Joann Gonchar, AIA

Continuing Education

Use the following learning objectives to focus your study while reading this month’s Continuing Education article.

Learning Objectives - After reading this article, you will be able to:

  1. Identify features common in pre–World War II buildings that are inherently sustainable.
  2. Discuss strategies for historically sensitive and energy-conserving renovation.
  3. Describe environmental-control systems appropriate for laboratory buildings.
  4. Explain how a coelostat works and discuss the historical significance of the coelostat at the Linde Center for Global Environmental Science.

Credits: 1.00 HSW

This test is no longer available for credit

When California Institute of Technology (Caltech) officials decided to renovate an elegant Spanish Colonial Revival laboratory building and make it into a center for climate-change research, they were determined to create a facility that reflected the ideals of its occupants. Click here to read about it»

Photo by David Wakely


Originally published in the November 2012 issue of Architectural Record

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