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September 6, 2018

Annual Report (2018)

The UW IDL 2017-2018 Annual Report highlights the lab’s recent research, technical assistance, and education work with the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), design firms, utilities, research groups, and nonprofit and professional organizations across the Pacific Northwest building industry and beyond. Read full report here


February 1, 2018

UW IDL Receives Competitive Global Innovation Fund Grant Award

The University of Washington’s Integrated Design Lab recently won a competitive grant award from the UW Global Innovation Fund, which supports initiatives that enhance the university’s global engagement and reach. The IDL is partnering with the UW Clean Energy Institute and Beijing’s Tsinghua University to explore how building energy use data can be leveraged to understand sources of…


December 7, 2017

UW IDL Directors Interviewed by Urban@UW

UW Integrated Design Lab directors Christopher Meek and Heather Burpee were recently interviewed by Urban@UW, a network of urban experts, scholars, and practitioners devoted to integrating our understanding of cities and fostering collaboration and innovation to launch Seattle into the future. Urban@UW seeks to bring together existing knowledge and support new research endeavors, as well…


November 14, 2017

UW IDL in China: Building International Partnerships to Design and Construct Low Carbon Cities

Associate Professor Christopher Meek and Research Associate Professor Heather Burpee from the UW Integrated Design Lab (IDL) recently traveled to China as part of a University-wide effort to work closer with Chinese counterparts in building a low-carbon urban future. Meek traveled to Shanghai to present at China’s first Zero Net Carbon (ZNC) professional training workshop,…


August 1, 2017

UW IDL Releases 2016-2017 Annual Report

The UW Integrated Design Lab released its 2016-2017 Annual Report, which highlights the lab’s recent research, technical assistance, and education work with the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), design firms, utilities, research groups, and nonprofit and professional organizations across the Pacific Northwest building industry and beyond. The Annual Report is part of the lab’s commitment…


July 13, 2017

Heather Burpee Presents NZE Healthcare Building Research at Annual ASHRAE Conference

Heather Burpee, UW IDL Education and Outreach Director, recently traveled to Long Beach, CA to share healthcare building research at ASHRAE’s 2017 annual conference. Burpee participated as a panelist in Seminar 47: Zero Energy Healthcare Buildings: Current Status and Future Efforts, presenting “Toward Net-Zero Energy (NZE) Hospitals in North America.” Recognizing hospitals in North America as significant…


June 20, 2017

Chris Meek Shares Research at Lightfair and Better Buildings Summit

UW IDL Director Christopher Meek recently shared research at LIGHTFAIR International 2017 (LFI), the world’s largest architectural and commercial lighting conference and trade show, and Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Summit, a national conference for sharing best practices to improve building energy efficiency. In Philadelphia, PA, the annual LFI event brought together nearly 500 exhibitors…


June 14, 2017

UW IDL and Solarc Energy Group Launch New Technical Training Series for High Performance Design Assessment

Integrated Design: Tools and Methods – Register Now


UW IDL Study Sheds Light on Lake Union Building’s Energy Performance

The University of Washington’s Integrated Design Lab (UW IDL) was recently recognized by the Puget Sound Registry and the Daily Journal of Commerce for conducting a year-long study on the Lake Union Building’s upgrade to View® Dynamic Glass technology. With financial support from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), the IDL assessed the performance of…


May 17, 2017

UW IDL Launches Partnership Initiative

The University of Washington’s Integrated Design Lab (IDL) has launched its Partnership Initiative, a mechanism to unite leading design and construction firms around a shared research vision to advance the highest performing built environment in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The Partnership Initiative will work toward three goals: establishing an Advisory Board to help guide…



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