RLUOB: Sustainable design
Sustainability considerations were integrated early in the RLUOB project planning and design phases. A strong commitment to environmental stewardship throughout procurement and construction helped ensure a high-performance, sustainable building.
Radiological Laboratory Utility Office Building
RLUOB comprises approximately 19,500 square feet of radiological lab space, centralized utilities/services, office space for 350 workers, consolidated training facility with mock labs, and facility incident command and emergency response capabilities.
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)
The US Green Building Council's third party rating system, LEED, was incorporated into the RLUOB planning to ensure a high-performance, sustainable design and to measure the building's level of achieved sustainability. RLUOB will be LANL's first building to achieve LEED certification and the first to receive LEED Gold status.
RLUOB's LEED certification a welcomed challenge
RLUOB is not a typical building type for which LEED certification is attempted. Given RLUOB's mission and functional performance requirements for safety and security, the certification was considered a challenge, one that LANL welcomed.
RLUOB receives NNSA's and DOE's highest pollution prevention awards
The NNSA recognized RLUOB with its 2010 Best-in-Class Award for Sustainable Design/Green Building. DOE gave RLUOB the 2010 EStar Award for exemplary environmental sustainability practices. This project improved environmental performance during construction; will enhance safety, security; and will reduce long-term cost and risk to LANL operations.
RLUOB: Going Green
Executive Order 13514 requires 50% of all Construction and Demolition debris to be recycled on all government projects. Through May 2010, approximately 81% (by weight) of RLUOB construction waste including concrete, metal, corrugated cardboard, wood, and asphalt were reused on- and off-site or recycled and thereby diverted from disposal in landfills.
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The Pajarito Corridor encompasses a series of technical areas located along Pajarito Road, which runs through Los Alamos National Laboratory. These technical areas house a significant portion of LANL's nuclear operations.
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