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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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Federal Requirements

Guiding Principles

  • Daylighting and Lighting Controls ( <span id="docs-internal-guid-f1e45d2e-bf7b-3e9b-71f3-9f49c67675aa"><span>Guiding Principles criteria 4.2</span></span>)
    Section: <span>Guiding Principle 4: Enhance the Indoor Environment</span>

    “Maximize opportunities for and benefits of daylighting in regularly occupied space to introduce daylight and views into the spaces, reinforce circadian rhythms, and reduce the use of electrical lighting. Ensure appropriate lighting controls and task lighting.”