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International Laboratory Freezer Challenge

Freezer Challenge

  • I2SL is proud to offer the International Laboratory Freezer Challenge in conjunction with My Green Lab to promote efficient, effective sample storage for laboratories around the world.
  • This year, laboratories from across the globe will be competing through May 1, 2018. Sign up now and demonstrate good sample storage and energy savings!
  • Special thanks to our 2018 cosponsors: Stirling Ultracold, Eppendorf, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
  • View an article in Nature, the weekly scientific journal, on the results and lessons learned from the inaugural Freezer Challenge in 2017.

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Better Buildings Smart Labs Accelerator

  • Learn about the Bringing Efficiency to Research (BETR) Grants program, which is an ongoing focus of the I2SL University Alliance Group (UAG).
  • At the 2016 I2SL Annual Conference, FEMP Director Tim Unruh announced the launch of the Better Buildings Smart Labs Accelerator. This initiative, supported by I2SL, aims to advance energy efficiency in laboratory buildings owned and operated by universities, corporations, hospitals, and federal agencies. I2SL invites laboratories to commit to reducing energy use in labs by at least 20% over the next 10 years and implement no- or low-cost measures in the shorter-term.
  • Read the Smart Labs Accelerator fact sheet to learn more about this initiative, or view the partnership agreement if you are ready to become an Accelerator partner.
  • Check out a video to get an overview of the Smart Labs Accelerator.

Working Groups


  • Learn about sharing laboratory equipment and space during the March 15 High-Tech Talks webinar.
  • My Green Lab featured I2SL and the upcoming conference in a recent newsletter. Read the issue and subscribe to My Green Lab newsletter to learn more about the organization.
  • View additional upcoming Industry Events.
  • I2SL, with Alison Farmer, Ph.D., kW Engineering, and Matt Gudorf, University of California, Irvine, collaborated to produce a new Best Practices Guide: Energy Efficiency Projects and Principal Investigators. The guide offers expert advice for cultivating cooperation and communication with key lab personnel throughout the retrofit process so that lab construction is not a major disruption. The guide is free to I2SL Members. To download, log into the Member Portal, navigate to I2SL Tools, and select Best Practices Guide: Energy Efficiency Projects and Principal Investigators. Non-I2SL Members can purchase the guide for $35.
  • Build your laboratory and other high-tech facility expertise with resources on the Laboratory Basics page.
  • Interested in a career in architecture? Check out these job listings on the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture website.

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