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07/12/2011 07:00:00

Linde + Robinson Lab Making Headlines for Extraordinary Renovations

The world is taking note of the innovative work being done at Caltech—not just in the labs, but also in the unique renovations of our research spaces. The spring issue of Solutions Journal, a magazine of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), features an in-depth profile of the Linde + Robinson Laboratory, an astronomy lab built in 1932 that has undergone extensive renovations and will be the nation's first LEED Platinum laboratory.

RMI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to efficient and sustainable use of resources. Several of the institute's staff members participated in the design process of the building, which will house the Ronald and Maxine Linde Center for Global Environmental Science when it re-opens later this month.

"Many newer buildings incorporate many green features and advanced technologies," said Foster Stanback, a green building enthusiast and RMI supporter, in the article. "The real challenge, though, is to retrofit many of the existing structures that can't simply be torn down. The final design plan that emerged … resulted in a building that will truly inspire others about the possibilities for the green retrofitting of older buildings."

To read the full article, click here

Written by Katie Neith