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Research facility is first 'passive house-certified' lab in the US

University of Chicago's Department of Ecology and Evolution works out of digs designed to be energy efficient

New York

WHEN Joy Bergelson was planning the new field station here for the University of Chicago's department of ecology and evolution, she wanted it to be environmentally responsible. She just wasn't sure exactly what that meant.

Concepts like "natural solar gain" and "super...