INL innovation center features energy efficiency

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - The newly dedicated Energy Innovation Center at Idaho National Laboratory's desert site is a prime example of energy efficiency in itself.

INL energy manager Ernest Fossum says the center building is designed to use 48 percent less energy overall than a minimum standard building constructed to industry standards.

The 148,000-square-foot, three- building facility is one of only six U.S. Department of Energy facilities nationwide to receive a Platinum LEED certification. The LEED program rates "green buildings" based on sustainable development, water savings, energy efficiency, material and resource selection and indoor environmental quality.

The Post Register reports that the center is the only INL facility to receive the highest LEED certification.


Information from: Post Register