Public Health Laboratory

Our team at Salas O’Brien provided services to improve energy and operational efficiency at the Georgia Department of Public Health’s 67,000 square foot BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 lab. This lab performs testing for blood for newborn diseases for the State, animal rabies, terrorist suspicious chemicals and other medical tests. Our team tested alarms, verified HEPA filtration systems, upgraded DDC controls to the latest BAS technology, implemented new control devices for accurate building pressurization control, replaced both chillers, and installed new boiler controls to optimize “low fire” and “high fire” capacity control while reducing operating and maintenance costs. Our renovations and commissioning services helped change the building energy use from one of the worst facilities in the state portfolio to the median energy cost.

Completion Year



67,000 square feet

Construction Cost

$1.5 million