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Energy Sciences Building (ESB) brochure

The Energy Sciences Building (ESB) houses interdisciplinary scientists working at the outer boundaries of contemporary research to address complex issues associated with the transformation of global society through new sources of energy. Research at the ESB is expected to lead to significant advances in how the world consumes and conserves energy.

Argonne APCF achieves LEED Gold ratingFebruary 13, 2015

Argonne’s Advanced Protein Characterization Facility has received the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. Construction of the APCF was funded by the State of Illinois.

Future scientists and engineers on the FaST track at ArgonneAugust 2, 2011

A team from Oklahoma State University spent their summer working at Argonne National Laboratory, performing a lighting survey as part of Argonne's sustainability program, which aims to reduce the laboratory's energy consumption by 30 percent by 2015.

Argonne microscopy facility receives LEED Gold awardJanuary 4, 2011

Argonne’s Sub-Angstrom Microscopy and Microanalysis facility, a building that houses cutting-edge microscopes that enable scientists to observe atoms and molecules at work, is so energy-efficient that it won a gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Green goal: Argonne wins federal award for energy savingsOctober 19, 2010

Argonne National Laboratory won a 2010 Federal Energy and Water Management Award for its aggressive energy savings plan, which relies on in-house personnel to find creative ways to reduce energy. The lab also employs outside companies for larger projects.

EStar Award recognizes innovative supercomputer coolingApril 20, 2010

An innovative, energy-saving approach to cooling Argonne's Blue Gene/P supercomputer was recognized with an Environmental Sustainability award from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.