As part of facility upgrades at the Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant Tertiary Project, the City of Vacaville needed a new water quality laboratory in order to run all of its water quality tests – up to 35,000 tests. This lab is an important part of the City’s ability to monitor and keep drinking water safe for its residents. Included in the lab are modules for sample receiving, wet chemistry, microbiology, nutrients and instrumentation areas.
Featuring views to the outdoors, ample daylight, and natural wood in the interior spaces, the design team placed importance on creating a work environment that is comfortable and welcoming for staff.
Energy efficient lighting, daylighting, and acoustic needs were provided through material selection, building orientation, and window placement to improve workplace comfort and reduce energy usage.