The Integrated Design Laboratory (IDL), located in Boise and operated by the College of Art and Architecture, provides professional designers with design education, research, resources and other services to promote the development of high-performance, sustainable buildings in Idaho and Eastern Oregon.
Design teams that utilize the resources available through the IDL will design buildings that are more comfortable for people, require less energy to maintain and operate, and enhance the health and productivity of their inhabitants.
IDL specializes in the disciplines of daylighting, electric lighting, HVAC, and other high-performance, sustainable practices. Services include:
1. Training and education
2. Predesign charette
3. Schematic design: eco charette
4. Schematic design: daylight consultation
5. Schematic design: electric lighting consultation
6. Daylight modeling
7. Energy modeling
8. Electric lighting mock-ups
9. Utility incentives coordination
The IDL is sustained by grants from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance's (NEEA) BetterBricks program, Idaho Power, The Idaho Energy Division, as well as matching funds by the University of Idaho and project clients.
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