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Interstitial Space

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Design Guidance

Overall Strategies


Best Practices

  • Consider designing interstitial spaces into laboratories that are likely to undergo frequent modifications or renovations.
  • Carefully design interstitial space to be set back from windows. The higher ceiling height near windows will allow more daylight to enter the laboratory.

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EB = Existing BuildingsNC = New Construction and Major Renovation

Federal Requirements

Guiding Principles

  • Daylighting and Lighting controls ( <span id="docs-internal-guid-f1e45d2e-bf7b-3e9b-71f3-9f49c67675aa"><span>Guiding Principles</span></span>)
    Section: IV. Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality

    Guiding Principles for NC & EB: “Maximize opportunities for daylighting...except where not appropriate because of building function, mission, or structural constraints. Maximize the use of automatic dimming controls or accessible manual lighting controls, task lighting where life cycle cost-effective, and appropriate shade and glare control.”
    Determining Compliance: “Maximize opportunities for daylighting in regularly occupied space, automatic dimming controls or accessible manual controls, task lighting, and shade and glare control.”