U.S. laboratories on average use far more energy and water per square foot than office buildings and other facilities because their activities are energy-intensive and their health and safety requirements are more stringent.
The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) encourages energy efficiency in laboratories through a whole-building approach that enables agencies and organizations to improve the efficiency of an entire facility rather than specific laboratory components.
Smart Labs Accelerator
The FEMP and Better Buildings Smart Labs Accelerator invited forward-leaning labs to commit to reducing energy use and implementing no- or low-cost measures in laboratories.
Federal agencies, hospitals, national laboratories, and universities across country committed to implementing no- or low-cost measures in labs as part of the Smart Labs Accelerator.
FEMP supports laboratory energy efficiency through the Climate Neutral Research Campuses initiative. See a five-step process to develop and implement climate action plans for research-based facilities.