International Institute for Substainable Laboratories

2018 Agenda

Pre-Conference Day | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Tour

Technical Sessions by Topic

Monday: Day 1 Tuesday: Day 2 Wednesday: Day 3

A: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

1. Laboratory Waste
2. Learning Labs
3. Commissioning
4. Freezer Challenge

D: 8:30–10 a.m.

1. Energy Managers
2. Design
3. Utilities
4. Trends

H: 8:30–10 a.m.

1. Smart Lab Implementation
2. Design Challenges
3. Exhaust
4. Operations and Maintenance

B: 2–3:30 p.m.

1. Green Lab Programs
2. Design
3. Controls
4. Benchmarking

E: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

1. User Engagement
2. Energy Goal Setting
3. Energy Systems
4. Modeling


I: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

1. TBA
2. Department of Energy Smart Labs
3. Heat Recovery
4. Unique Opportunities

C: 4–5:30 p.m.

1. My Green Lab
2. Simulation
3. Health and Safety
4. Maturity Matrix

F: 2–3:30 p.m.

1. User Engagement
2. Planning
3. Ventilation
4. Commissioning

 
 

G: 4–5:30 p.m.

1. Business of Research
2. Design Build
3. HVAC
4. Exhaust

 

Sunday, October 14, 2018
Pre-Conference Day

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration Open
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Pre-Conference Training Sessions
 

Full Day (9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Half Day (1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
 
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. I2SL Chapter Officer Meeting (For I2SL Chapter Officers Only)
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. I2SL Chapter Officer Networking

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Monday, October 15, 2018
Conference Day 1

7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Registration Open

Technology and Services Fair Open

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Opening Plenary Session

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Session A1: Laboratory Waste

  • Landfill Diversion from Labs: Progress on Upstream Innovations
    Kelly O'Day Weisinger, Emory University and Emory Healthcare
    Ilyssa O. Gordon, Cleveland Clinic
 

Session A2: Learning Labs

 
  • Dissecting the Anatomy of an Energy Efficient Experiential Learning Space
    Greg Smithmyer, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
    Lloyd Fisk, Research Facilities Design
  • Limiting Risk of Formaldehyde Exposure in a Large Scale Gross Anatomy Lab
    Sean Convery, Cator, Ruma & Associates
    Anthony Bova, CPP, Inc.
  • Best Practices in Designing Sustainable Vivariums: An Engineer’s Perspective
    Alexei Zemskov, Setty & Associates, Ltd.
 

Session A3: Commissioning

 
  • Implementation in Parallel – Shortening Turnkey Lab Re-commissioning Project Timelines – A Case Study
    Brad Newell, B2Q Associates, Inc.
    Chris Schmidt, B2Q Associates, Inc.
  • Crafting an RCx Service Utilizing Ongoing Cx and Analytics to Maximize Value for a Major Global Pharmaceutical Company 
    Thomas Szarawarski, Edison Energy
  • Practical Commissioning Applications for Sustainable Laboratories
    Taylor Thompson, RMF Engineering
 

Session A4: Freezer Challenge

 
  • Freezer Challenge 2018: Reflections
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Session B1: Green Lab Programs

 
  • Creating and Growing Green Lab Programs at Research Institutions
    Kathryn Ramirez-Aguilar, University of Colorado Boulder
    Amorette Getty, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Quentin Gilly, Harvard University, Office for Sustainability
 

Session B2: Design

 
  • Envisioning a Center for Research
    Mary Carroll, CRB
    Scott McNallan, CRB
  • Growing Green: Sustainability in R&D Greenhouse Design
    Christopher Small, Clark Nexsen, Inc.
  • Researching the Research Process (What Drives an Effective Research Environment?)
    Andy Parker, BuroHappold Engineering
 

Session B3: Controls

 
  • The Why, What and How of Air Flow Control, Not Just for Techies
    Jim Coogan, Siemens
  • Be a BTU Hunter: How Big Data Analytics Can Achieve Energy and O&M Savings While Improving Productivity, Comfort, and Sustainability at Laboratory Facilities
    Lisa Zagura, Cimetrics, Inc.
    Julianne Rhoads, Cimetrics, Inc.
  • VAV Exhaust System Implementation Challenges
    Ryan Parker, CPP Wind Engineering
 

Session B4: Benchmarking

  Session information will be available soon.
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Session C1: My Green Lab
  Session information will be available soon.
  Session C2: Simulation
 
  • Behind the Screens: Practical Challenges and Innovative Solutions for Cutting-Edge Simulation Spaces
    Shawn Diederich, The Clark Enersen Partners
    Kate Hier, The Clark Enersen Partners
  • Enhance Client Engagement: Experience Laboratory Projects with Virtual/Mixed Reality
    Brian Holthaus, JE Dunn Construction
    Lina Stinnett, JE Dunn Construction
  Session C3: Health and Safety
 
  • Finding the Happy Middle Ground Between Efficient, Safe, and Desirable Workplaces
    Carlos Perez-Rubio, HERA Laboratory Planners
    Amy Tongay, HERA Laboratory Planners
  • Energy Optimization in an Active Lab Building Undergoing Renovations: MIT Shows It Can Be Done Safely
    Nate Fanning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Matt Fragala, Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc.
  • Safety-Driven Energy Savings: A Novel Laboratory Inhalation Risk Assessment Program that Guides Precision Ventilation
    Quentin Gilly, Harvard University, Office for Sustainability
    Christopher Bitzas, Siemens
  Session C4: Maturity Matrix
 
  • Laboratory Improvement Maturity Matrix
    Allen Doyle
    Jim Coogan, Siemens
    Suzanne Belmont, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Evening Reception in the Exhibit Hall

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Conference Day 2

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Registration Open

Technology and Services Fair Open

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Session D1: Energy Managers

  • A Conversation With Energy Mangers of the Triangle
    Allen Boyette, North Carolina State University
    Casey Collins, Duke University
    Greg Eades, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Cindy Register, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 

Session D2: Design

 
  • Colocation and Consolidation to Create an Entrepreneurial and Sustainable Lab
    Timothy O’Connell, HOK
  • Designing for Flexibility and Scalability in Laboratories
    John Hiester, CRB
  • Conveying Engineering Energy Solutions to a Range of Stakeholders
    Jon Ziegler, GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc.
 

Session D3: Utilities

 
  • The Value of High Performance Energy Recovery System Analysis During the Initial Stages of Design-Development: University of Delaware Star Comet Lab Building Design
    Heidi Dugan, Konvekta USA, Inc.
    Rick McGinley, Dynamic Air Corporation
  • Central Plant CHW Improvements; From the 80's to Current Day in Five years
    Bill Blair, National Institutes of Health
    Ben Hocutt, National Institutes of Health
  • Do High Air Change Rates (ACR) Make Labs Safe?
    Kishor Khankari, AnSight LLC
 

Session D4: Trends

 
  • Lab Trends
    Alicia Pandimos-Maurer, APM1 Consulting, LLC
  • Designing for Uncertainty and Sustainability
    Andrew Cherry, Flad Architects
    Mike Kapp, North Carolina State University
  • Precision Temperature Control for Demanding Research Applications
    Mike Lawless, IMEG Corp.
    Ryan Sprangers, IMEG Corp.
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Session E1: User Engagement

 
  • University of California's Green Labs Action Plans
    Amorette Getty, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Changing Behavior and Engaging Scientists at CU Boulder Using Community-Based Social Marketing Strategies
    Christina Greever, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Engineering Engagement: The Building-Occupant Interface of Green Labs
    Christine Alencar, University of Virginia
    Doug Livingston, University of Virginia
 

Session E2: Energy Goal Setting

 
  • Designing a Cutting Edge, Zero Net Energy Facility to Support Breakthrough Technology
    Jason Fierko, EwingCole
    Jennifer Wampler, EwingCole
  • Laboratory Energy Optimization in Singapore
    Vincent Meyer, Siemens
  • Roadmap for Designing Net Zero Labs
    Jacob Tsimanis, Independent Consultant
    Michael Martin, Moore Ruble Yudell
 

Session E3: Energy Systems

 
  • Designing High-Performance Run-Around Energy Recovery Systems for Hot/Humid Climate Zones
    Rudolf Zaengerle, Konvekta USA, Inc.
  • A Holistic Approach for VAV Versus Chilled Beams Design Decision
    Rushil Desai, Atelier Ten
    Jagan Pillai, Atelier Ten
  • Large Exhaust Fan Energy Savings at Several Laboratory Buildings at the Georgia Institute of Technology
    Chet Wisner, Ambient Air Technologies, LLC
    Stanton Stafford, Integral Consulting Engineering
 

Session E4: Modeling

 
  • Automation, Artificial Intelligence and the Sustainable Efficiency Impact to the Laboratory
    Mark Paskanik, CRB
  • Using Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling to Evaluate Sustainability
    Daniel Deese, CRB
  • Balancing Safety, Sustainability and Wellness in South San Francisco
    Jonathan Weiss, Jacobs
    Fred Kaulbach, Jacobs
12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Go Beyond and International Laboratory Freezer Challenge Awards Luncheon
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session F1: User Engagement
 
  • Engagement Strategies to Achieve Laboratory Resource Conservation
    Hannah Land, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus
  • Outreaching to the Incoming: Integrating New Faculty Into Campus Sustainability Programs
    Amorette Getty, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Christina Greever, University of Colorado Boulder
  • The Implementation of a Green Labs Program at University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Nicholas Ciancio, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  Session F2: Planning
 
  • Life-Cycle Driven Master Planning: A Case Study of Repurposing Campus Buildings
    Dirk von Below, Flad Architects
    Rick Flock, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
  • Retrofitting an Operational Multi-Usage Building
    Sarah Terrill, Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Jeff Fredenburg, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Sustainable Transformation of Aging Laboratories in Historic Campus Buildings
    Punit Jain, CannonDesign
  Session F3: Ventilation
 
  • Next Generation Lab Ventilation Technology Address Key Areas of Business Concern
    Dan Diehl, Aircuity Inc.
  • Code Changes and Effect on Sustainable Ventilation System Design
    Michael Walsh, R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, LLP
  • Reheat Reduction Strategies and Their Applicability for Labs
    Rushil Desai, Atelier Ten
    Jagan Pillai, Atelier Ten
 

Session F4: Commissioning
Sponsored by B2Q Associates, Inc.

 
  • Air Valves vs. VAV Boxes in the Lab Environment: Lessons Learned From Commissioning Agents in the Field
    Chris Schmidt, B2Q Associates, Inc.
    Andrew Brown, B2Q Associates, Inc.
  • Do the Right Thing The Importance of Commissioning, Controls, and TAB in Lab Buildings
    Chris Schmidt, B2Q Associates, Inc.
    Andrew Brown, B2Q Associates, Inc.
  • Data Overload? Five Tools to Better Leverage Your Laboratory Building Automation System
    Chris Schmidt, B2Q Associates, Inc.
    Sam Deptula, B2Q Associates, Inc.
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Session G1: Business of Research
 
  • Developing Public-Private Research Partnerships Through Medium-Scale Testing
    Omar Bailey, Bailey Edward
  • Indirect Costs: An Important Topic for the I2SL Community to Understand Because of its Impacts on Lab Sustainability at Universities
    Kathryn Ramirez-Aguilar, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Sustainability Pay$
    Jennifer Su-Coker, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  Session G2: Design Build
 
  • Relationships: The WD-40® of Success – Delivering Labs using Design/Build
    Tracey Abel, Colorado State University’s Department of Facilities Management
    Jennifer Cordes, Hord Coplan Macht
  • Relationships: the WD-40® of Success-Metrics in Design Build Labs
    Kevin Brettmann, JE Dunn Construction
    Philip Macey, JE Dunn Construction
  • Relationships: The WD-40® of Success–A P3 Design-Build Case Study
    Andrew Gilstrap, JE Dunn Construction
    Larz Lock, Tetrad Property Group
  Session G3: HVAC
 
  • Sustainable Lab Design....So Much More than a Great HVAC System
    Amy Tongay, HERA Laboratory Planners
    Carlos Perez-Rubio, HERA Laboratory Planners
  • Generating Energy Savings for a LEED Gold Research Facility
    Kevin McNutt, BSA LifeStructures
  • New High Performance ASHRAE guideline for SOO, Alarms, and Fault Detection
    Bill Gnerre, Interval Data Systems
    Gregory Cmar, Interval Data Systems
  Session G4: Exhaust
 
  • Basics of Plume Dispersion
    Kishor Khankari, AnSight LLC
    Brad Cochran, CPP Wind Engineering & Air Quality Consultants
  • Untangling Code Spaghetti: Sustainably Designing Hazardous Exhaust Systems
    Jeremy Lebowitz, Jensen Hughes
  • Minimizing Power Consumption While Maintaining Critical Design Parameters
    Douglas Ross, M.K. Plastics
5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Working Group Meetings

  • I2SL University Alliance Meeting on Bringing Efficiency to Research Grants (BETR Grants)

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Conference Day 3

7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Technology and Services Fair Open
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Session H1: Smart Lab Implementation
 

Session information will be available soon.

  Session H2: Design Challenges
 
  • Purdue University Northwest, Bioscience Innovation Building: Mixing Biology and Nursing
    Punit Jain, CannonDesign
  • Remaking A Campus Gateway With A Sustainable Academic Research Facility
    Tyler Dykes, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
    Jon Szczesniak, Szczesniak
  • Designing a Modern, Highly Efficient Research Laboratory: Applying Old Concepts to New Technology
    Jeremy Barrette, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
    Monica Perrin, Arizona State University
  Session H3: Exhaust
 
  • Optimizing Laboratory Exhaust Design With Dispersion Studies – Is CFD an Option?
    Aimee Smith, RWDI Inc.
  • User's Perspective on Selection, Balancing Energy Saving Versus Safety, and Lessons Learned
    Mahdi Fahim, North Carolina State University
  • Fume Hood Energy Savings: Low-Hanging Fruit
    Robert Haugen, Flow Sciences, Inc.
  Session H4: Operations and Maintenance
 

Session information will be available soon.

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Session I1: TBA
 

Session information will be available soon.

  Session I2: Department of Energy Smart Labs
 
  • Creating a Smart Labs Program
    Thomas Smith, Exposure Control technologies, Inc.
    Otto VanGeet, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Smart Labs Accelerator Case Study Highlights
    Suzanne Belmont, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Rachel Shepherd, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program
  Session I3: Heat Recovery
 
  • Old Made New – Rethinking Run Around Loop Energy Recovery to Make it Cool in the Desert
    Paul Erickson, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
  • Is Heat Recovery Always Worthwhile? Balancing Energy Savings with Hazardous Material Cleaning and Maintenance
    Mary On, Integral Group
  • The University of British Columbia's Life Science Centre – Achieving a 35% Reduction in Energy Use from UBC’s Largest Laboratory Building, Through Low Cost Optimization Measures and Waste Heat Recovery
    Julie Pett, University of British Columbia
  Session I4: Unique Opportunities
 
  • Autoclaves on House Steam: Metering Results of Electricity, Steam, and Water Usage
    Elizabeth Stoneham, University of Colorado Boulder, Green Labs
  • Particle Accelerators and Passive Design: A Case Study of the OHSU Center for Radiochemistry Research
    Nedzib Biberic, PAE
    Bryan Higgins, SRG Partnership
  • Beneficial Use of Air Handling Unit Condensate for Laboratory HVAC Energy and Water Recovery in Hot and Humid Climates
    Greg Eades, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Closing Reception in the Exhibit Hall
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Duke University Tour
French Family Science Center and Chilled Water Plant #2

 

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