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Technical Assistance

Guidance Through Technical Assistance

The Integrated Design Lab (IDL) transfers the findings of its research through guidance and technical assistance to leading building industry partners. As consultants to project teams across North America, the IDL provides guidance through its advanced modeling and monitoring capabilities in building energy use, integrated design thinking, integrated lighting, daylighting, heating, passive systems, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. These advanced design and engineering skills are transferred to its building industry partners through the delivery of radically more sustainable buildings and communities.

Projects where the IDL had a substantial role in technical assistance design have won numerous national and regional awards including AIA National Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top 10 Awards, AIA Northwest and Pacific Regional Awards, and Seattle Chapter AIA awards.

If you or your project are interested in our technical assistance, please contact Christopher Meek or Heather Burpee.

Areas of Expertise

  • Daylighting and Lighting
  • Building Energy Efficiency and Decarbonization
  • Other Special Projects

Selected Technical Assistance Projects

  • University of Washington's Behavioral Health Teaching Facility Seattle, WA -- SRG Partnership

    University of Washington's Behavioral Health Teaching Facility Seattle WA Architect: SRG Partnership UW IDL's Role: Energy Consultant Photo: SRG Partnership The UW IDL, in collaboration with UW, SRG Partnership, and SOLARC Energy Group, provided technical assistance on the UW's new Behavioral Health Hospital, located at Northwest Hospital - a 150 bed teaching facility with behavioral…

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  • Austin Central Library, Austin, TX -- Lake Flato Architects

    Overlooking Shoal Creek and Lady Bird Lake, the LEED Platinum Austin Central Library is a building shaped by light and designed to respond to the context of its place. Aspiring to be the most daylit public library in the nation, the heart of the building is the six-story atrium, which provides daylight for more than…

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  • Vasché Library Renovations, Cal State Stanislaus, Turlock, CA -- EHDD

    The UW IDL performed a glare assessment for the newly renovated J. Burton Vasche Library on the Stanislaus State University campus in Turlock, California. A clerestory adjacent to the circulation desk was determined to be a potential source of glare for library staff, and the UW IDL worked with the design team to identify mitigation…

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  • St. Michael's Medical Center Silverdale, WA -- NBBJ

    The UW IDL, in collaboration with NBBJ and SOLARC Energy Group, provided technical assistance on St. Michael’s Medical Center, a ne w 144 bed (550,000 ft2 ) hospital in Silverdale, Washington, which opened in December 2020. With a stated goal of 135 kBtu/ft2 -yr in the RFP, its current energy performance is estimated to be…

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  • Louisiana Children’s Museum, New Orleans, LA -- Mithun

    IDL supported Mithun as a daylighting consultant for the project. The experience of light was core to the project: “The Reggio Emilia child development philosophy—a child-centered approach that emphasizes multisensory nature play—guided the design of experiential and haptic elements that cast changing shadows and inspire interactive rainwater engagement while providing energy reductions and stormwater utility.”…

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  • Lick Wilmerding High School Renovations, San Francisco, CA -- EHDD

    IDL supported EHDD as a daylighting consultant for the project. Jury Comment from 2022 AIA COTE Top Ten Award: "This project beautifully demonstrates how you can restore and renovate existing buildings, taking existing structures and flipping them to be extroverted and embracing street culture. Lick-Wilmerding shows how historic buildings can be net zero; [these two…

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  • Olympic High School, Seabeck, WA -- SKL Architects

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