Danielle McGuire Offers Advice to Laboratory Managers on Decarbonization

Students conducting experiments in the Sustainability Research and Engineering Building at the University of California, Merced.

How can we decarbonize the spaces where scientists conduct critical experimental research?

Danielle McGuire, SOM sciences practice leader, advocates for an intelligent and inventive approach to sustainable laboratory design in “The Lasting Impact of Sustainable Lab Design” for Lab Design News. 

Bringing to bear insights cultivated while designing sustainable commercial, academic, and institutional research buildings, Danielle suggests practical strategies for reducing the operational and embodied carbon of these highly-technical spaces. 

Danielle calls on laboratory managers to be a part of the process, “The information you bring to the conversation about your lab and its operation is essential to developing carbon-optimal solutions that work in the real-world operation of your lab.”