Michael’s unique approach blends his years of science facility planning experience with a desire to
seek innovative and unique solutions that maximize a facility’s potential for effective research.
David R. Linamen PE, CEM, LEED AP, VP,
Stantec. David specializes in energy-conscious
design for science and technology projects as well
as healthcare, lab and higher education projects,
and has an in-depth understanding of all engineering systems vital to these types of facilities.
He is an innovator who applies strategic planning
and technology to solve unprecedented problems.
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In summary, planning the next generation
of integrated research facilities will require
a coordinated effort that integrates both
architectural and engineering innovations
that respond to all the traditional pressures to
which current research facilities must respond,
as well as other unique pressures associated
with multidisciplinary research.
Michael J. Reagan RA, AIA, NCARB, VP,
Stantec. With more than 30 years of experience,
Michael has led many programming, planning
and design teams for large complex lab projects.
additional sheet metal is partially offset by the
reduced labor, since fewer transition pieces are
required. The payback period for the remaining premium is relatively short as a result
of the electrical savings associated with the
reduced fan power and the reduced renovation
costs when changes are made.
While the energy loads are reduced using a
single HVAC system and the electrical loads
are reduced due to lower static pressure when
an extended plenum is used, additional energy efficiency can be realized by adjusting the
environmental conditions in unoccupied labs.
Aggressive controls that reduce heating and
cooling energy by allowing for temperature
float in unoccupied labs determined by local
occupancy sensors can increase energy efficiency. A final innovation used at Cornell’s Physical
Science Building allows the temperatures to
rise in unoccupied labs with high heat loads.
Similarly the temperature in unoccupied labs
with fume hoods may drop slightly in heating
months. Temperatures are quickly restored
due to the constant air changes required. The
traditional method of reducing air change rates
in unoccupied labs is not needed, and so the air
quality of the lab is never suspect.
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